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  • In 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was signed. It was hoped, would usher in a new age where the fundamental rights of every individual are universally protected.
    To protect and respect those rights such as freedom of expression, protection of the environment, gender equality and women’s rights, human rights defenders play a crucial role. But because they defend these fundamental rights, they are also a constant threat of abuse, violence and even murder.
    Presenter: https://twitter.com/siriagastelum (Siria Gastelum Felix), the Emmy Award-winning Journalist and Director of the https://resiliencefund.globalinitiative.net/ (Resilience Fund at the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime)
    Speakers:
    https://twitter.com/MichelleJFoley (Michelle Foley), Memorial Project Coordinator, https://www.frontlinedefenders.org/en/profile/michelle-foley (Front Line Defenders)
    https://www.hrw.org/about/people/juan-pappier (Juan Pappier), Americas Researcher, https://twitter.com/hrw (Human Rights Watch)
    https://twitter.com/meyermc (Maureen Meyer), https://www.wola.org/people/maureen-meyer/ (the Vice President for Programs and Director for Mexico and Migrant Rights at the Washington Office on Latin America.)
    Featured Profile: https://assassination.globalinitiative.net/face/edwin-dagua/ (Edwin Dagua)
    Help keep their stories alive – by going to our website – https://assassination.globalinitiative.net/faces (assassination.globalinitiative.net), subscribe to our newsletter and this podcast series. Help us remember the death anniversaries, using our hashtag #AssassinationWitness.
    https://assassination.globalinitiative.net/resources (Faces of Assassination e-Book)

  • In this special episode of Faces of Assassination, https://twitter.com/AnaPCOliveira_ (Ana Paula) speaks to international human rights lawyer and scholar https://www.law.berkeley.edu/our-faculty/faculty-profiles/roxanna-altholz/ (Roxanna Altholz).
    Roxanna was part of the international investigation into the murder of the indigenous enviromentalist campaigner, https://player.captivate.fm/episode/c7a28da0-60f4-4095-b602-82d868874a2f (Berta Cáceres) in Honduras in 2016.
    Presenter: https://globalinitiative.net/profile/ana-paula-oliveira/ (Ana Paula Oliveira, Analyst, Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime)
    Profile discussed: https://assassination.globalinitiative.net/face/berta-caceres/ (Berta Cáceres)
    Join the Global Initiatives https://assassination.globalinitiative.net/faces (Assassination Witness Campaign.)
    Free https://assassination.globalinitiative.net/resources (Faces of Assassination e-book)

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  • Edwin Gregorio Dagua Ipia was just 28 when he was gunned down in the afternoon in the Huellas indigenous reserve in the Cauca region of south-west Colombia. Dagua was killed by FARC dissidents for speaking out against armed groups, coca cultivation and illegal mining.
    Dagua was the 25th indigenous leader to be killed in 2018.
    https://assassination.globalinitiative.net/face/edwin-dagua/ (Edwin Gregorio Dagua Ipia profile.)
    If you would like to explore other profiles you can download a free e-book here. Please help us mark the death anniversaries by using the hashtag #AssassinationWitness
    https://assassination.globalinitiative.net/resources (Download the free Faces of Assassination e-book)
    https://globalinitiative.net/ (Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime)

  • 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?
    Presenter: https://twitter.com/siriagastelum (Siria Gastelum Felix), the Emmy Award-winning Journalist and Director of the https://resiliencefund.globalinitiative.net/ (Resilience Fund at the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime)
    Speakers:
    https://twitter.com/AgnesCallamard?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor (Agnes Callamard), UN Special Rapporteur in Extrajudicial Killing
    https://wildlifejustice.org/profile/stephen-carmody/ (Steve Carmody), the head of investigation of Wildlife Justice Commission
    Judge Antonio Balsamo, Prosecutor General of the Italian Supreme Court of Cassation and Professor of Criminal law at the Faculty of Law of the https://www.lumsa.it/antonio-balsamo (LUMSA in Palermo), Italy.
    Juan Francisco Sandoval, Head of the anti-impunity unit (https://www.cicig.org/history//index.php?page=fiscalia-especial (Fiscalía Especializada Contra la Impunidad) – FECI) within Guatemala’s Attorney General’s Office
    Featured Profile: https://assassination.globalinitiative.net/face/jan-kuciak/ (Ján Kuciak)
    Help keep their stories alive – by going to our website – https://assassination.globalinitiative.net/faces (assassination.globalinitiative.net), subscribe to our newsletter and this podcast series. Help us remember the death anniversaries, using our hashtag #AssassinationWitness.
    https://assassination.globalinitiative.net/resources (Faces of Assassination e-Book)

  • Ján Kuciak wasn't a revolutionary type of person - he was mild mannered with a peaceful personality but despite this he stood out as a rare Investigative journalist.
    He was investigating the influence of the Italian mafia in Slovakia, in particular the Italian ’Ndrangheta, and their possible links to the then Slovakian Prime Minister.
    On February 21st, 2018, Ján and his fiancée, Martina Kušnírová, were gunned down in their house by three hired hitmen, they were both 27 years old.
    https://assassination.globalinitiative.net/face/jan-kuciak/ (Ján Kuciak profile)
    https://assassination.globalinitiative.net/faces (Faces of Assassination)
    If you would like to explore other profiles you can download a free e-book here. Please help us mark the death anniversaries by using the hashtag #AssassinationWitness
    https://globalinitiative.net/ (Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime)

  • En este episodio especial Siria Gastelum Félix habla con Bertha Zúñiga, la hija de Berta Cáceres quien fue asesinada por ser ambientalista y defensora de los derechos de los indígenas. Analizamos la vida de su madre como activista por la que recibió reconocimiento internacional, hablamos de las causas por las que luchó y finalmente de cómo su asesinato cambió Honduras.Esta entrevista también está disponible en https://player.captivate.fm/episode/fabf04b1-9c5b-41ff-bdfa-81fd3f9494a0 (inglés).Presenter: https://twitter.com/siriagastelum (Siria Gastelum Felix), the Emmy Award-winning Journalist and Director of the https://resiliencefund.globalinitiative.net/ (Resilience Fund at the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime)https://player.captivate.fm/episode/c7a28da0-60f4-4095-b602-82d868874a2f (Berta's story).https://assassination.globalinitiative.net/face/berta-caceres/ (Berta Cáceres Profile)Help keep their stories alive – by going to our website – https://assassination.globalinitiative.net/faces (assassination.globalinitiative.net), subscribe to our newsletter and this podcast series. Help us remember the death anniversaries, using our hashtag #AssassinationWitness.https://globalinitiative.net/ (Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime)

  • In this special episode Siria Gastelum Felix speaks with Bertha Zúñiga, the daughter of the murdered environmentalist and indigenous rights campaigner Berta Cáceres. We discuss her mothers life as an activist, for which she received international recognition, the issues she fought for and against, and finally how her murder changed Honduras.
    This interview is also available in https://player.captivate.fm/episode/abd2144f-66b0-4eac-be99-3c49987eecbd (Spanish).
    Presenter: https://twitter.com/siriagastelum (Siria Gastelum Felix), the Emmy Award-winning Journalist and Director of the https://resiliencefund.globalinitiative.net/ (Resilience Fund at the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime)
    https://player.captivate.fm/episode/c7a28da0-60f4-4095-b602-82d868874a2f (Berta's story).
    https://assassination.globalinitiative.net/face/berta-caceres/ (Berta Cáceres Profile)
    Help keep their stories alive – by going to our website – https://assassination.globalinitiative.net/faces (assassination.globalinitiative.net), subscribe to our newsletter and this podcast series. Help us remember the death anniversaries, using our hashtag #AssassinationWitness.
    https://globalinitiative.net/ (Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime)

  • https://assassination.globalinitiative.net/face/berta-caceres/ (Berta Cáceres) led the indigenous Lenca community in Río Blanco in the fight against the Agua Zarca Dam. Her success led to international recognition as she was awarded the https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AR1kwx8b0ms (Goldman Environmental Prize in 2015.)
    But Berta's success also led to years of harassment, death threats, and attempts on Berta's life. On 2nd March 2016, two gunmen broke into her house in La Esperanza, Honduras, and murdered her.
    Help us remember the death anniversaries, using our hashtag #AssassinationWitness
    https://assassination.globalinitiative.net/face/berta-caceres/ (Berta Cáceres profile) - is one of a number of environmental defenders profiled in the book – Amit Jethwa, Chut Wutty, Marcelo Rivera and others. They are four of the HUNDREDS that are killed each year for trying to protect indigenous communities and the environment in which they live and rely on, and speaking out against Organized Crime and Corruption.
    https://assassination.globalinitiative.net/resources (Faces of Assassination e-book)
    https://globalinitiative.net/ (Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime)
    https://resiliencefund.globalinitiative.net/ (Resilience Fund)

  • The battle to protect the environment from systemic destruction by predatory industries and organized crime has raged for generations. And there are those for who protecting biodiversity or ancestral lands has been a life’s work – they are called environmental defenders. But this fight can lead to accusations of acting on behalf of hostile foreign interests, social stigma, prison, physical violence and even murder. According to Global Witness, 212 environmental defenders were murdered in 2019 – that’s an average of FOUR a week.In this podcast, we’re discussing the role of environmental defenders, why they are being targeted, what is being done right now to combat it; and what can be done to make further change going forward.Presenter: https://twitter.com/siriagastelum (Siria Gastelum Felix), the Emmy Award-winning Journalist and Director of the https://resiliencefund.globalinitiative.net/ (Resilience Fund at the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime)Speakers:https://twitter.com/rachel_cox01?lang=en (Rachel Cox), https://www.globalwitness.org/contacts/rachel-cox/ (Campaigner, Land and Environmental Defenders, Global Witness)https://twitter.com/lilitjejauregui (Liliana Jauregui), https://www.iucn.nl/en/users/liliana-jauregui (Senior Expert Environmental Justice from IUCN National Committee of the Netherlands)https://twitter.com/kytebilly?lang=en (Billy Kyte), former https://www.globalwitness.org/en/blog/?author=Billy%20Kyte (Global Witness Campaigner), Land and Environmental Defenders, https://globalinitiative.net/profile/billy-kyte/ (Independent Consultant on Conflict Mitigation and Peace Building and member of GI network of experts)https://twitter.com/mafolly (Maiara Folly), Co-founder https://twitter.com/PlataformaCipo (Plataforma CIPÓ), Brazil expert Judy Pasimio, Coordinator https://twitter.com/KatutubongLilak (LILAK (Purple Action for Indigenous Women’s Rights))Featured Profile: https://assassination.globalinitiative.net/face/berta-caceres/ (Berta Cáceres)Help keep their stories alive – by going to our website – https://assassination.globalinitiative.net/faces (assassination.globalinitiative.net), subscribe to our newsletter and this podcast series. Help us remember the death anniversaries, using our hashtag #AssassinationWitness.https://assassination.globalinitiative.net/resources (Faces of Assassination e-Book)

  • In the Malaysian state of Sarawak, land-related tussles between local communities and large companies have been going on for decades. Stories of harassment, violence and intimidation are not new, but no one ever thought it could cost someone their life. That is until the morning of 21 June 2016, when local activist https://assassination.globalinitiative.net/face/bill-kayong/ (Bill Kayong) was shot dead at an intersection while on his way to work.See other profiles at https://assassination.globalinitiative.net/ (assassination.globalinitiative.net )#AssassinationWitnesshttps://globalinitiative.net/ (Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime)

  • The life of a mediator is complicated and often very dangerous, they find themselves placed between two sides that are fundamentally opposed to one another, with the difficult task of finding common ground in which to build a compromise and forge a new relationship without conflict.In the podcast today we’re going to be discussing the role of mediators, the particular role of women in mediation, but most importantly, why are both men and women mediators are at risk, what is being done right now to combat it; and what can be done to make further change going forward.Presenter: https://twitter.com/siriagastelum (Siria Gastelum Felix), the Emmy Award-winning Journalist and Director of the https://resiliencefund.globalinitiative.net/ (Resilience Fund at the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime)Speakers:Roegchanda Pascoe, Chairperson of the https://globalinitiative.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/TGIATOC-ManenburgWeb-FA.pdf (Manenberg Safety Forum) (MSF) and the Western Cape United Safety Fronthttps://angiebrooksintlcentre.org/amo-team/cllr-yvette-chesson-gibson/ (Yvette Chesson-Wureh), from the Liberian-based https://angiebrooksintlcentre.org/ (Angie Brooks International Centre)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtL6yD151lU (Marcus McAllister), International Trainer & Implementation Specialist at https://cvg.org/who-we-are/ (Cure Violence Global)Featured Profile: https://assassination.globalinitiative.net/face/bill-kayong/ (Bill Kayong)Help keep their stories alive – by going to our website – https://assassination.globalinitiative.net/faces (assassination.globalinitiative.net), subscribe to our newsletter and this podcast series. Help us remember the death anniversaries, using our hashtag #AssassinationWitness.https://assassination.globalinitiative.net/resources (Faces of Assassination e-Book)

  • This is the Faces of Assassination Podcast from the https://globalinitiative.net/ (Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime).
    On the 15th of June 2020, the https://globalinitiative.net/ (GI) launched the https://assassination.globalinitiative.net/ (Assassination Witness) campaign to stamp out criminal organisations worldwide and seek justice for victims across the globe. Over the coming months we will mark the anniversaries of those who gave their lives fighting organized crime in their communities – environmental campaigns, gang mediators, journalists and more.
    In this introduction episode https://twitter.com/siriagastelum (Siria Gastelum Felix) is joined by the Director of the Global Initiative, https://twitter.com/Mark_Shaw_ (Mark Shaw) about what the #AssassinationWitness campaign is and why it is important.
    Explore the profiles and sign up to our newsletter our dedicated https://assassination.globalinitiative.net/ (website).
    https://assassination.globalinitiative.net/resources (The Faces of Assassination e-book)

  • On this episode of Faces of Assassination, Siria Gastelum Felix will be discussing the assassination of journalists.
    625 journalists over the past 20 years that have been murdered for their reporting and investigations into organized crime and corruption.
    Why do journalists find themselves at risk; what has been done to combat it; and what needs to be done to protect this valuable component of free speech.
    Presenter: https://twitter.com/siriagastelum (Siria Gastelum Felix), the Emmy Award-winning Journalist and Director of the https://resiliencefund.globalinitiative.net/ (Resilience Fund at the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime)
    Speakers:
    http://www.icegov.org/people/guilherme-godoi/ (Guilherme Canela Godoi) – who is currently heading the global unit on freedom of expression and safety of journalists at https://en.unesco.org/ (UNESCO)
    https://www.franksmyth.com/bio/ (Frank Smyth), the Senior Advisor for journalist security at the https://cpj.org/ (Committee to Protect Journalists).
    https://twitter.com/padesmevel?lang=en-gb (Pauline Adès-Mével) – Editor-in-chief / https://rsf.org/en (Spokeswoman at Reporters Without Borders (RSF))
    https://twitter.com/acaruanagalizia?lang=en (Andrew Caruana Galizia) – co-founder of the https://www.daphne.foundation/en/ (Daphne Caruana Galizia Foundation) and son of journalist, Daphne Caruana Galizia
    Profiles mentioned in the podcast are:
    https://assassination.globalinitiative.net/face/ahmed-divela/ (Ahmed Divela)
    https://assassination.globalinitiative.net/face/javier-valdez/ (Javier Valdez)
    https://assassination.globalinitiative.net/face/daphne-caruana-galizia/ (Daphne Caruana Galizia)
    https://assassination.globalinitiative.net/face/soe-moe-tun/ (Soe Moe Tun)
    https://assassination.globalinitiative.net/face/jan-kuciak/ (Ján Kuciak)
    Together we will continue to keep their stories alive – so please go to our website – https://assassination.globalinitiative.net/faces (assassination.globalinitiative.net), subscribe to our newsletter and this podcast series. Help us remember the death anniversaries, using our hashtag #AssassinationWitness.
    https://assassination.globalinitiative.net/resources (Faces of Assassination e-Book)

  • On the 16th January 2019, the investigative journalist Ahmed Hussein-Suale Divela was assassinated by two gunmen on the streets of Accra in Ghana. This is his story.
    https://assassination.globalinitiative.net/face/ahmed-divela/ (Ahmed Divela, Faces of Assassination profile)