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Shocking murder of Athens journalist

The killing of prominent Greek crime reporter Giorgos Karaivaz in Athens on April 9 highlights fears that investigative journalists in Europe face growingly more dangerous conditions because of increased hostility to the media from both state and non-state actors.

The AEJ’s media freedom representative and AEJ UK chairman, William Horsley, called on the Greek authorities to “conduct an urgent, independent and effective investigation and bring the killers of Giorgos Karaivaz to justice to prevent a further erosion of public trust.”

Karaivaz was a veteran of crime reporting who had worked for various Greek newspapers and broadcasters.

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