Viktoria Marinova; The EU exposer Raped and killed.

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“Ms Marinova was a presenter on a recently-relaunched current affairs talk programme called “Detector” for TVN.

Its first episode featured an interview with two Bulgarian investigative journalists exploring alleged fraud involving EU funds linked to businessmen and politicians. The pair, Attila Biro and Dimitar Stoyanov, were arrested in September while looking into the case.

She is the third high-profile journalist to be killed in the European Union in the past year, and the fourth since the start of 2017.

Swedish reporter Kim Wall was killed by Danish inventor Peter Madsen after boarding his homemade submarine to do an interview in Copenhagen in August 2017.

In October 2017, Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia was killed by a car bomb near her home, while in February this year Slovakian journalist Jan Kuciak and his fiancée Martina Kusnirova were shot dead.

Both Ms Caruana Galizia and Mr Kuciak were known for their work exposing corruption.”

“Bulgaria is considered the worst country in the EU when it comes to press freedom, according to Reporters Without Borders.”