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Killing in Silence: The Global Assassination Monitor
Episode 810th January 2022 • Deep Dive: Exploring Organized Crime • Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime
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An assassination is like a stone being dropped into the middle of a still pond – the splash is the violent act itself – the ripples are the repercussions, that spread far and wide – fear, intimidation, silencing, corruption, erosion of trust, environmental damage, illicit firearms, impunity and retaliation – after all, violence begets violence – the damage to society is far-reaching, way beyond the shock of that initial killing.

In November 2021, the Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime launched the Global Assassination Monitor - the first ever global database on contract killings.

Speakers

Ana-Paula Oliveira, Analyst, Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime

Nina Kaysser, Senior Analyst, Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime

Presenter

Jack Meegan-Vickers

Additional material

The Global Assassination Monitor

(Paper) Killing in Silence: New research uncovers sheer magnitude of assassinations linked to organized crime

Assassination Witness Project

(Podcast) Faces of Assassination (Also available across podcast platforms)

(Book pdf) Faces of Assassination book

(Paper) The rule of the gun: Hits and assassinations in South Africa, 2000-2017

(Paper) Murder by Contract: Targeted killings in eastern and southern Africa

(Paper) How to silence the guns? Southern Africa's illegal firearms markets

(Paper) Making a killing: What assassinations reveal about the Montenegrin drug war

(Article) Mozambique’s quiet assassination epidemic

(Podcast) Too Many Enemies (Narrative podcast exploring the assassination crisis in South Africa)

More podcast episodes from the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime are available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, Stitcher, and more.

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