THE ONGOING RAPES AND MURDERS OF INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISTS
Oct 08, 2018 · Bulgarian authorities are investigating the rape and murder of an investigativereporter in the northern city of Ruse, the third journalist to have been killed in the EU this year.
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Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns well-known Slovak investigative reporter Ján Kuciak's murder during the weekend and calls on the authorities to ensure that those responsible are punished. He is the second journalist to be murdered in a European Union country in the past five months.
Bulgarian investigative journalist Viktoria Marinova was raped and murdered on Saturday. Officials say there is no evidence yet the crime was related to her work.
Thompson, who has been an investigative reporter for 18 years is no stranger to these types of stories. "One of the very first stories I ever covered was a murder-for-hire plot," Thompson said. "It was one of my very first live shots as a television reporter in Columbia, Missouri [at KOMU-TV]."
An investigative television journalist has been raped and murdered in Bulgaria's northern town of Ruse, according to officials.. The body of 30-year-old Viktoria Marinova, whom authorities ...
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Candles and flowers are left for a tribute to murdered Slovak investigative reporter Jan Kuciak at Slovak National Uprising Square in Bratislava, Slov
Christopher Wylie says he was pushed into traffic and assaulted after exposing Facebooks bombshell data scandal
- Christopher Wylie said he has been a target for physical abuse since blowing the whistle on Facebook's giant data scandal in March.
- Wylie rocketed into the public consciousness and became involved in the Brexit debate in Britain, which he said made him vulnerable to attack.
- The distinctive data scientist said his life has transformed since going public, and he has had to become comfortable with attention from the media.
- Wylie is now doing consulting work for "different authorities in different jurisdictions" to help them identify blind spots on emerging technologies.
- He spoke to Business Insider after being named in the UK Tech 100, a ranking of the 100 coolest people in the UK tech industry.
Wylie told Business Insider how his life has transformed since going public with evidence that Cambridge Analytica weaponised the data of 50 million Facebook users during the 2016 US presidential election.
Wylie helped build what he describes as "[Trump advisor] Steve Bannon's psychological warfare mindf--k tool," which exploited Cambridge Analytica's haul of Facebook data. But this was not the reason he was targeted.
The Canadian went on to become a vocal critic of the UK's Brexit referendum, challenging the validity of the vote. In March, Wylie said the UK may not have voted to quit the EU if it had not been for "cheating" by the Leave campaign.
Four months later, the official Leave campaign was found guilty of breaking electoral law for funnelling payments of more than £675,000 to Aggregate IQ through another Brexit campaign group. Aggregate IQ is a Canadian data firm with a web of links to Cambridge Analytica.
Wylie said it was this that made him vulnerable to attack. Some of the abuse he has encountered has been reported to the police, while a risk assessment was also carried out on the whistleblower. It all means he has to take certain precautions when he is out in public.
"I've been physically assaulted several times in the street. Somebody once pushed me into traffic. I've been followed into gay clubs, for example, where alt-right blogs would send photographers to take pictures of me," he said. "That has been not necessarily the easiest to deal with but, again, you start to actually just get used to it."Prior to going public in March, which he did through interviews with The Observer and The New York Times, Wylie said he was a private person. Now, his shock of pink hair, nose ring, and countless media appearances have made him an easily recognisable figure.
"Before my coming out, as it were, I was very much a private person. Almost had never done any kind of media, anything before," he said after being named in the UK Tech 100. "Once the story came out, and blew up in the way that it did, I had to let go of that old habit, and embrace the fact that people want to talk about it, and talk to me about it."
His "unique" look, as he describes it, was actually discussed prior to the story going live. He thought about stripping the pink from his hair and removing his piercings, but decided that his identity as a gay man should be part of his narrative.
"It's important that queer people get visibility, particularly when they look, act, and speak in the way that they're comfortable with," he continued. "For me, that was important."
Carole Cadwalladr, The Observer journalist who got Wylie to talk, described him as "the millennials' first great whistleblower."
His evidence thrust Facebook into a tsunami of scandal, wiping $60 billion off the company's value and forcing CEO Mark Zuckerberg into a media apology tour, which has evolved into a global advertising campaign.
It sent shockwaves through the tech world, with other big companies being swept up in data scandals of their own, including Google which was criticised for collecting location data even when users told it not to.
Life after blowing the whistle on Facebook
Wylie is comfortable with Cadwalladr's moniker, particularly as he hopes to inspire a new generation of whistleblowers to come forward and expose corruption. "It's important that people see that you can be a whistleblower and you can be different," he explained.
Born in Victoria, Canada, Wylie now lives in London. He is coy about how he earns a living but said he does consulting work for "different authorities in different jurisdictions" to help them identify blind spots on emerging technologies.
Asked if he could see himself policing data misuse in the future and bringing companies like Cambridge Analytica to justice, he said: "Do I see myself being a data cop in the future? I don't know. Probably not. At the moment, I am helping quite a few authorities and investigations more broadly."
Former Massachusetts state Sen. Brian Joyce leaves a U.S. federal courthouse in Worcester, Mass., Dec. 8, 2017. (Associated Press)
A former Massachusetts state senator awaiting trial on federal corruption charges was found dead in his home Thursday, authorities said.
The body of former state Sen. Brian A. Joyce, 56, was found by his wife, the Bristol County District Attorney's office said in a statement. The DA’s office said “foul play” was ruled out for the time being.
Joyce was reportedly involved in a car crash Wednesday, but it was unclear if that incident was connected to his death. Massachusetts’ chief medical examiner is slated to conduct an autopsy.
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An investigation is “active and ongoing,” the spokesman said.
The Democrat, who served as assistant majority leader, was first elected in 1998. Joyce left the Senate after not seeking re-election in 2016 amid the federal probe. He moved to Westport, Mass., from Milton after his political career ended.
In December 2017, Joyce was named in a 113-count indictment charging him with racketeering, extortion, wire fraud and money laundering. Prosecutors said he allegedly accepted up to $1 million in bribes and kickbacks that he laundered through his company.
The indictment also accused Joyce of using his political influence to help a Dunkin’ Donuts store owner in exchange for hundreds of pounds of fresh coffee, the Boston Globe reported.
"He had a duty to serve them honestly. And he violated that duty by accepting bribes and kickbacks in exchange for his official action."- U.S. Attorney William Weinreb
“Brian Joyce represented over 100,000 Massachusetts citizens in the state Legislature,” said then-acting U.S. Attorney William Weinreb during a news conference after the indictment was first announced. “He had a duty to serve them honestly. And he violated that duty by accepting bribes and kickbacks in exchange for his official action.”
Joyce pleaded not guilty at his arraignment and was free on $250,000 bond. No trial date had been set. Joyce's attorney, Howard Cooper, had maintained that his client was innocent of all the charges against him.
No further details were made available.