Correction (17/01/2018 09:30). The below report states that MSP James Dornan spoke at the London event. In fact he issued a statement from his Scotland office. The error is regretted.

Reporters Without Borders, English PEN, the Committee to Protect Journalists, ARTICLE 19 and Index on Censorship met in front of Malta’s High Commission in London to demand justice for Daphne Caruana Galizia and the protection of press freedom in Malta.

At the event a number of international journalists who have been covering the death of Daphne Caruana Galizia and its aftermath joined their colleagues in protest.

Member of the Scottish Parliament James Dornan spoke at the event after tabling a Parliamentary motion asking for an international investigation into the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia. “I completely condemn the brutal killing of Daphne Caruana Galizia and beseech Prime Minister Muscat to ensure that there is full and open inquiry into the circumstances surrounding thiskilling. The freedom to investigate, report and to speak about matters of importance to the public should be a human right denied to no one; no person should ever be harmed because of their occupation. I will be supporting the family of Daphne and as a member of the political international community I will be monitoring the situation closely; and I would urge others throughout the international community to do the same. This investigation has faced criticism up to this point due to the lack of transparency and this issue must be rectified immediately.”

Another gathering is being held at 6pm this evening in front of the Court building in Republic Street, Valletta.