Meryl Streep pays tribute to Daphne Caruana Galizia

Meryl Streep pays tribute to Daphne Caruana Galizia

American actor Meryl Streep paid tribute to Daphne Caruana Galizia and other journalists around the world who lost their life in the line of duty. She was speaking at the yearly award ceremony of the Committee to Protect Journalists where she was introduced by Christiane Amanpour of CNN.

Go to 11:09 for the reference to Daphne Caruana Galizia.

The subject of Daphne Caruana Galizia was again brought up by Meryl Streep while she was being interviewed earlier today by Amanpour together with Tom Hanks. The two actors are currently promoting Stephen Spielberg’s new film ‘The Post’ that tells the story of the journalists from The Washington Post and The New York Times who published the Pentagon Papers regarding the covert involvement of the United States government during the Vietnam War.


  • Leli

    Today no one calls Daphne anything else other than a journalist. Her journalistic work, her dedication, commitment and courage have won her accolades the world over. Yet, in Malta the main protagonists of her journalistic work, the prime minister, his chief of staff, Konrad Mizzi, Chris Cardona and John Dalli continue going about their work, unhampered, without being properly investigated.

    No wonder the title of “Artful Dodger of Europe” suits our prime minister.

    • R Gatt

      Castille’s artful dodger can run, but he can’t hide.

      • thedirectone

        When there’s hope, there’s live. I hope you’re right.

    • callixtus

      You forgot to mention Muscat`s stooge (whether unwitting or not) of the “bicca blogger” fame who goes about his job to stifle any real opposition to this government.

    • Patricia Mifsud

      But who is “Fagin” in our narrative? I don’t think John Sweeney chose Artful Dodger casually. We need to find out who “Fagin” is.

      • just me

        Maybe Keith Schembri or Aliyev or even Henley and Partners.

        • may borg

          It’s team work. There may be more than one ‘Fagin’.

  • Spiderman

    And, as usual, life in the land of serenity just goes on – actually better as now Muscat & co can get on with their shady deals knowing that nobody will expose them.

    I, and probably many others, miss reading her blog and her scoops that probably kept many people awake at night wondering “what next ?”

  • callixtus

    What a brilliant speech. Our Daphne would have agreed with every single word. Thank you Ms Streep.

  • callixtus

    Washington DC has renamed the street the Russian Embassy sits on, after the slain Opposition politician Boris Nemtsov. The vote in the city council was unanimous.
    Brussels should rename the street outside Dar Malta after Daphne Caruana Galizia.

  • Galeforce

    Not bad at all for what Adrian DeLiar and his best pals currently running down the PN, referred to dismissivly as ”dik il bicca blogger” and ”pecluqa”.
    And from her grave she must be laughting at those who questioned her investigative journalism about the Vitals scam and Sadeen’s University of Baksheesh.
    “In my end is my Beginning”.

  • Grey matter matters

    It is extraordinary and surreal to hear the name of our Daphne being mentioned in that list.
    First because I sometimes still cannot believe that Daphne has been assassinated…
    and secondly because I look in awe at the rest of the world applauding Daphne for her courage, while here in Malta I have to be careful with whom I bring up Daphne’s assassination. There is a good number of people who out.
    There are others who still spout hate at any mentioning of her name, and outright state that she got what she deserved.
    There are others who could not care less and prefer speaking about something merrier.

    And then there are those few who nod and give you a meaningful glance. Comrades fighting the same battle you are. Those people who refuse to let sleeping dogs lie.

  • Charles Zammit

    seems nobody has drawn the attention of meryl streep on the venom this pseufjournalist split on innocent children om desabled persons and pn people whose only fault was to be labour party supporters. and a being who opened a bottle of champiane when ex pm dom mintoff died…lamenting that he had to die in his bed. ….but in the end poetic justice was done…..tell all this to meryl streep

    • L. Attard

      Yes she was indeed harsh with her words, I myself did not read her articles for that reason. But it does not negate that she was also a journalist who, despite the constant threats and aggression she received, was not afraid to expose corruption in top politicians even when it hit the party she supported. It is this fearlessness that got her this honour and that aspect goes unchallenged.

      • Patricia Mifsud

        You didn’t read her articles because she was harsh with her words? So I ask you, (shaking my head in disbelief with a look of incredulity on my face) are you passing judgement on her writing based on someone else’s opinion/s? I’m one of the many who accessed her website as a matter of course more than once daily. Yes, there were some blogs where I disagreed with her delivery (not the content), however I base my opinion of her on my own critical judgement, not on somebody else’s say-so. Thankfully, her articles are still online, so I suggest you read a few….

    • Patricia Mifsud

      Can you cite some instances where what she said was untrue?

    • Bonzo

      true i herd she kickd puppies and tripped old peeple too…please include it in you’re letter to meryl streep…!!111one!1

    • callixtus

      For someone to vote Labour, one has to be either evil, stupid or brainwashed. By Jove, you combine all those three attributes.

  • John Borg

    wara kollox “bicca blogger” kienet..

  • just me

    This is the video of the part of the interview when Meryl Streep mentions Daphne.

  • just me

    Tonight at 9:15 Roberto Saviano will talk about Daphne on Rai 3.

  • Carlo mancini

    If my memory serves me well, back in 2003 during the Academy Awards Meryl Streep sprung to her feet clapping to give Roman Polanski a standing ovation. He was awarded best director for ‘The Pianist’. It is worth reminding ourselves about why Polanski was not himself able to receive the award in person.
    In March, 1977, the director was arrested and charged in Los Angeles with five offenses against Samantha Gailey, a 13-year-old girl: rape by use of drugs, perversion, sodomy, lewd and lascivious act upon a child under 14, and furnishing a controlled substance to a minor. He pleaded guilty but escaped to France before sentencing. He never returned to the United States. Now, the assassination of Mrs. Caruana Galizia was an abominable crime and like many I will remember where I was for the rest of my life when I heard the news.
    We confront our politicians if they praise anyone like Polanski. So why Meryl Streep is treated differently?

  • Carlo mancini