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NGO Global Witness accused of negligence after murder of Afghan informant

Charity orders external review into security practices

LONDON — Global Witness, the high-profile investigative NGO, stands accused of failing to protect people who risk their lives to help expose injustice and corruption, following the murder of one of its sources in Afghanistan.

  • Matei Rosca
  • Politico

The source was kidnapped and killed by militants linked to the Islamic State in Afghanistan after his identity was compromised by the charity, which has built an international reputation for holding governments and…

The killing demonstrates the dangers for those who provide information to international organizations in volatile parts of the world.

But multiple former…

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