Controlling information prevents the public from becoming aware of the misdeeds of those in power. Killing/harming journalists is one important way this is done. The first story shows how the Hungarian government has gained control of Hungary’s news media. The second describes the important role of organized crime in killing journalists.
Orban and his allies cement control of Hungary’s news media Patrick Kingsley New York Times November 29, 2018
Killings of journalists show the bloody fingerprints of organized crime Liam Stack New York Times December 2, 2018
Photo: Cover of Reporters Without Borders new publication. Credit: Reporters Without Borders
Khashoggi death throws new light on Saudi prince’s crackdown on dissent Kevin Sullivan Washington Post October 22, 2018
Conservatives mount a whisper campaign smearing Khashoggi in defense of Trump Robert Costa and Karoun Demirijian Washington Post October 19, 2018
Audio offers gruesome details of Jamal Khashoggi killing, Turkish official says David D. Kirkpatrick and Carlotta Gall New York Times October 17, 2018
What the Arab world needs most is free expression Jamal Khashoggi Washington Post October17, 2018 (His final column for the Post.)
Jamal Khashoggi disappears, a mystery rattling the Middle East David D. Kirkpatrick and Ben Hubbard New York Times October 7, 2018
Caption: Mr. Khashoggi was last seen walking into the Saudi Consulate about 1:30 p.m. on Oct. 2, when Turkish security cameras recorded his entrance, as shown here. Credit: Government of Turkey
Stories and statistics on journalists killed, missing, or imprisoned in 2018.
Bulgarian Journalist, Host of Anticorruption TV Show, Is Raped and Killed Marc Santora New York Times October 8, 2018
Photo: A screen shot of Bulgarian TV host and administrative director Victoria Marinova speaking during her final broadcast on TVN Bulgaria on September 30, 2018. Marinova was found dead in the northern Bulgarian town of Ruse on October 6. Photo: TVN Bulgaria
— journalists killed 2018 Committee to Protect Journalists Kept updated