The murder of a Bulgarian journalist shows not only the dangers of the profession, but of being a woman
It’s a dangerous time to be a journalist and even more so if you’re a woman. The murder of Bulgarian journalist Viktoria Marinova is the latest example of that horrifying fact.
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Marinova, the administrative director of a local TV station, was beaten, raped, and found dead on October 6. Her murder has received widespread international coverage and has put pressure on Bulgarian institutions to find the perpetrators.
She joins a list that no one wants to join. Two investigative reporters in the European Union, Ján Kuciak in Slovakia and Daphne Caruana Galizia in Malta, were murdered for their work exposing government corruption. A third, Kim Wall, a Swedish journalist, was murdered by inventor Peter Madsen while conducting an interview with him on his submarine. Read more…More about Journalism, Bulgaria, Violence Against Women, Social Good, and Activism