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Coming from different backgrounds and locations, victims' aims are one in freeing their communities and societies from the corroding influence of criminal actors

In this section you will find multimedia content featuring these people’s stories, and describing the challenges and threats that they faced in incredibly difficult contexts. Through these stories we can begin to paint a broader picture of the phenomenon.

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Marielle Franco

"I knew that if she won a seat it would be a really hard position"

Politicians roundtable

How can we better understand the links between violence against politicians and organized crime?

Interview with Mary Rice, Director of the Environmental Investigation Agency

How the illegal wildlife trade is driven by demand in Asia and serviced by well-organized transnational criminal networks.

Wayne Lotter

His comrades believe he was assassinated because of his anti-poaching activism

Ep. 5 - Human Rights Defenders

Why are human rights defenders at risk of being targeted by organized crime?

Interview with Roxanna Altholz

I think part of what is needed is to investigate the cases in their social political context. It would, it was, it would be counterproductive to try to investigate the murder as an isolated incident.

Edwin Dagua

Dagua was the 25th indigenous leader to be killed in 2018

Ep. 4 - Investigating an Assassination

What happens when a prominent individual like Ján Kuciak or Daphne Caruana Galizia are murdered and those involved are at the very highest levels of society? How do law enforcement go about investigating such high-profile murder cases? And how do you catch the mastermind?

Ján Kuciak

The murders of Ján Kuciak and Martina Kušnírová are among the most tragic and controversial events to have taken place in Europe in recent decades.

Bertha Zúñiga

La hija de la asesinada ambientalista y defensora de los derechos de los indígenas, Berta Cáceres

Bertha Zúñiga

The daughter of the murdered environmentalist and indigenous rights campaigner, Berta Cáceres.

Berta Cáceres

Berta Cáceres was a life-long activist who fought for the rights of the poor and indigenous people whose livelihoods were under attack.

Bill Kayong

'Bill got a call warning him that he would be killed'

Ep. 2 - Mediators

Mediation is an effective tool to deal with gang violence in contrast with heavy handed law enforcement measures

Ahmed Divela

With the exception of the public execution of corrupt state administrators by the military government of Jerry Rawlings in 1979, no other killing in Ghana has had so deafening a ricochet as that of journalist Ahmed Hussein-Suale Divela.

Ep. 1 - Journalists

In this episode we talk to journalists and press freedom campaigners about how organized crime networks are a threat to journalism.

Intro Episode

In this episode we speak to the GI-TOC Director Mark Shaw about what the #AssassinationWitness campaign is, and why it is important.