11 episodes

In many parts of the world, assassinations have become a daily occurrence. Data collected by the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime shows that at least 2,700 people were victims of contract killings between 2019 and 2020 in
84 countries. Many of which were members of civil society.

In this podcast we bear witness to the victims of organized crime by looking at why certain individuals or groups of individuals are at risk of assassination, and what can be done to prevent it.

The Ripple Effect Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime

    • Society & Culture

In many parts of the world, assassinations have become a daily occurrence. Data collected by the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime shows that at least 2,700 people were victims of contract killings between 2019 and 2020 in
84 countries. Many of which were members of civil society.

In this podcast we bear witness to the victims of organized crime by looking at why certain individuals or groups of individuals are at risk of assassination, and what can be done to prevent it.

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    The Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime presents The Ripple Effect.
    In this podcast we bear witness to the victims of organized crime.
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    • 1 min
    Why are journalists vulnerable to killings by organized crime?

    Why are journalists vulnerable to killings by organized crime?

    Welcome to The Ripple Effect from the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime.
    In this episode, we explore the reasons why journalists are vulnerable to killings by organized crime.
    HOST: Ana Paula Oliveira, GITOC
    INTERVIEWEE(S):
    Guilherme Canela Godoi – who is currently heading the global unit on freedom of expression and safety of journalists at UNESCO
    Frank Smyth, the Senior Advisor for journalist security at the Committee to Protect Journalists.
    Pauline Adès-Mével – Editor-in-chief / Spokeswoman at Reporters Without Borders (RSF)
    Additional Links
    Global Assassination Monitor
    Faces of Assassination
    Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime

    • 12 min
    Fighting impunity

    Fighting impunity

    Welcome to The Ripple Effect from the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime.
    In this episode we look at how civil society can mobilize itself to fight against impunity, and reduce harm to journalists and other civil society actors.
    HOST: Ana Paula Oliveira, GITOC
    INTERVIEWEE(S):
    Andrew Caruana Galizia – co-founder of the Daphne Caruana Galizia Foundation and son of journalist, Daphne Caruana Galizia
    Guilherme Canela Godoi – who is currently heading the global unit on freedom of expression and safety of journalists at UNESCO
    Additional Links:
    Global Assassination Monitor
    Faces of Assassination
    Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime

    • 14 min
    The Threat Against Human Rights Defenders

    The Threat Against Human Rights Defenders

    Welcome to The Ripple Effect from the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime.
    In this episode we look at the threat against human rights defenders. What makes these brave individuals a target for assassination?
    HOST: Ana Paula Oliveira, GITOC
    INTERVIEWEE(S):
    Michelle Foley, HRD Memorial Project Coordinator, Frontline Defenders
    Juan Pappier, Senior Researcher for Americas at Human Rights Watch
    Maureen Meyer, Vice President for Programs at the Washington Office on Latin America.
    Additional Links:
    Global Assassination Monitor
    Faces of Assassination
    Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime
    Bloomberg - Did the Avocado Cartels kill Mexico 'Butterfly King'?

    • 10 min
    How can we protect Human Rights Defenders?

    How can we protect Human Rights Defenders?

    Welcome to The Ripple Effect from the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime.
    Following on from the last episodes, we look at how we can protect human rights defenders against violence.
    HOST: Ana Paula Oliveira, GITOC
    INTERVIEWEE(S):
    Roxanna Althoz, Human Rights Lawyer, who was part of the international investigation into the murder of the indigenous environmentalist campaigner, Berta Cáceres in Honduras in 2016.
    Michelle Foley, HRD Memorial Project Coordinator, Frontline Defenders
    Juan Pappier, Senior Researcher for Americas at Human Rights Watch
    Maureen Meyer, Vice President for Programs at the Washington Office on Latin America.
    Additional Links:
    Global Assassination Monitor
    Faces of Assassination
    Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime
    Bloomberg - Did the Avocado Cartels kill Mexico 'Butterfly King'?

    • 12 min
    Who stands to gain from attacks on Environmentalists?

    Who stands to gain from attacks on Environmentalists?

    In this episode, we guide you through the struggles environmentalists face. These people are on the frontline of the climate crisis, yet they face imminent threats from other powerful forces. Who stands to gain from the attacks on environmentalists?
    HOST: Ana Paula Oliveira, GITOC
    INTERVIEWEE(S):
    Judy Pasimio, Coordinator for LILAK (Purple Action for Indigenous Women’s Rights).
    Liliana Jauregui, Senior Expert Environmental Justice from IUCN.
    Rachel Cox, Campaigner and Investigations at Global Witness.
    Additional Links:
    Global Assassination Monitor
    Faces of Assassination
    Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime

    • 10 min

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