Nine international freedom of expression, press freedom, and professional journalists’ organisations condemn the lack of progress in the case of the investigative journalist.
An October mission comprising IFEX members and other rights groups found that Malta was failing in its obligations to safeguard freedom of expression and called for a public inquiry into Daphne Caruana Galizia’s murder
The public inquiry must be completely independent of the Maltese police, government and politicians, and it should be conducted by a panel of respected international judges with no political or government links.
Andrew Caruana Galizia, son of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, spoke about the situation of violence against women journalists in the context of a session with the UN Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women at the UN Human Rights Council 38th Special Session.
Six months after Caruana Galizia was murdered, those who ordered the killing remain unidentified; members of the establishment continue to sue her for libel; some ridicule her memory.
There are dozens of libel cases ongoing against the murdered journalist, including one brought by Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, two by the Minister for Tourism, and another two brought by the Prime Minister’s Chief of Staff.
The misuse of defamation law to silence journalists remains a problem in Malta, even as the Maltese government is currently discussing a new bill to repeal the country’s criminal libel law.
Caruana Galizia’s family has issued a statement expressing concern about irregularities in the investigation and the fact that “a number of people who could be implicated continue to receive political cover for crimes they are widely reported to have committed.”
The killing of Maltese investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia in a car bomb has sparked shock and outrage across Europe.
The murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia, a blogger known for exposing corruption and reporting on the Panama Papers, has put Maltese politics in the global spotlight.
(IFJ/IFEX) – The following is a media release of the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ), an IFJ regional group: European Journalists Condemns “Self-Censorship” as Maltese Web Portal Imposes Ban on Politics The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ), the regional organisation of the International Federation of Journalists, today condemned a Maltese news web portal for its […]