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Updated again : The wall of shame

Updated again : The wall of shame

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Unhelpful connections

Unhelpful connections

In 2015 Daphne Caruana Galizia published a story about links between then Birkirkara FC player Fabrizio Miccoli and the Sicilian Mafia. At the time Daphne Caruana Galizia published the story, the President of Birkirkara FC was Adrian Delia, now leader of the Nationalist Party. The story has today been confirmed when Fabrizio Miccoli was sentenced by …

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San Anton School in solidarity with alumni Matthew, Andrew and Paul Caruana Galizia

San Anton School in solidarity with alumni Matthew, Andrew and Paul Caruana Galizia

The Caruana Galizia boys went to San Anton School and the school has remembered them in their darkest hours and encouraged its students and parents, teachers, alumni and members of the school community to march before the Valletta demonstration this Sunday afternoon. It is encouraging to see educators lead by example and helping school children …

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GUEST POST: The dystopian effect

GUEST POST: The dystopian effect

This piece is by a former journalist working in Malta: Daphne Caruana Galizia’s assassination this week brought back memories of my time as a journalist. Time when following the publication of a report, I would get abusive and threatening phone calls… unsigned letters – sometimes incomprehensible and in broken Maltenglish – full of rude and …

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Catholic Herald compares rule of law in Malta unfavourably with Pakistan

Catholic Herald compares rule of law in Malta unfavourably with Pakistan

As the Pope stuck to the script of sorrow and blessing in his letter to the Archbishop, the Catholic Herald editorialised rather more harshly. It is not so much an obituary for Daphne Caruana Galizia as one for Malta itself. The UK catholic magazine compared Daphne Caruana Galizia to Elijah, the only prophet of truth …

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UPDATED: Daphne’s assassination happened five years to the hour from John Dalli’s dismissal from the EU Commission

UPDATED: Daphne’s assassination happened five years to the hour from John Dalli’s dismissal from the EU Commission

In the mid afternoon of 16 October 2012, the European Commission announced John Dalli’s “resignation with immediate effect”. Around two hours of the fact, after John Dalli by his own account had a few conversation with Joseph Muscat, that story broke in Malta at 17:13 by timesofmalta.com. Daphne Caruana Galizia was assassinated in the mid …

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UPDATED: They called her biċċa blogger

UPDATED: They called her biċċa blogger

Adds link to background article of the original quote by Giancarlo Siani that inspired this cartoon. Here is a cartoon carried by Italian newspaper il manifesto in tribute to Daphne Caruana Galizia on the front page of its edition of the 18th. I missed this in the droves of media coverage of this disaster that …

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Judges: it is time for you to act

Judges: it is time for you to act

When the Chief Justice spoke two weeks ago, he warned us not to expect justice if the executive does not do its job of arraigning and vigorously prosecuting criminals for due judgement. For him to come so far, it must have been agonising. No branch of the government can flourish on any lack of confidence …

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