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Killing the messenger will not kill the story

What does it cost to silence a muckraking reporter? In the Philippines, officials needed just US$250 in 2011 to buy the services of a journalist-slaying gunman. In Slovakia, Ján Kuciak and his fiancée were killed in February for about $80,000. For corrupt politicians and crime bosses, neither sum is significant. The cost to democracy, however, is immeasurable. Every year, […]