DMGT, a British media company that owns the Daily Mail and several other titles, is launching new fashion and beauty brand Eliza. The outlet is social-first, having launched on Instagram first and later on TikTok, with the website going online this week.

Eliza’s target audience is millennial women, mostly aged 25 to 34. “The launch was spurred on by the fact shopping habits had changed during the Covid-19 pandemic,” PressGazette writes. The team consists of 15 people, including eight journalists.

“Commercially, Instagram and the website are primarily affiliate-based, telling people where they can buy the products they see,” PressGazette reports.

In Romania, Context Investigative Reporting Project launched; the publication focuses on uncovering organized crime and corruption.

According to the organisation’s description, “The CONTEXT platform is an independent media start-up that aims to cultivate and expand Romania’s community of investigative journalists, with a strong focus on exposing corruption, fraud, and organized crime by publishing journalistic investigations.”

It’s part of the international network Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project. The team includes six people with five more in the mentoring program. One of the first investigations focuses on how the state protects Russian oligarchs in Romania. 

Russian occupying forces seized multiple radio frequencies and TV channels in the occupied regions of Ukraine, the Institute of Mass Information reports. The occupiers now control some media assets in southern Ukraine – Zaporizhzhia and Kherson regions – as well as in parts of eastern Luhansk and Kharkiv region. 

Occupying authorities are broadcasting Russian propaganda channels, including most prominent state TV channels like Channel One and Russia-24. Some local channels, particularly in the Kherson region, are collaborating with Russia and “covering the activities of the occupying power.”

British journalist Dom Phillips, who went missing in the Amazon last week, was confirmed dead along with Brazilian indigenous expert Bruno Pereira. They had gone on a reporting trip in the rainforest.

Previously, Pereira had received threats over his work against illegal fishing. The two men were likely killed; their remains were found this week. As BBC notes, “[t]wo suspects, brothers Amarildo and Oseney da Costa de Oliveira, have been arrested in connection with the case.” The investigation is ongoing, and the motive for killing has not yet been established. 

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