Corinne Vella, Daphne Caruana Galizia’s sister, participated in a discussion at the Perugia International Journalism Festival in a session dedicated to her sister and to slain Slovak journalist Jan Kuciak.
At the meeting Corinne is reported to have said “No one take over (Daphne’s) blog. Instead 20, a hundred, should be doing that work. That is when it becomes impossible to kill everyone”.
In a La Repubblica report of her intervention, Corinne Vella says she never recommended to her elder sister to be more prudent because this would have meant telling her how to do her job. She admits that her sister’s loss brought her closer to her nephew and that when she thinks of her sister she imagines her both a grown woman but also remembers her as a child.
But Corinne Vella turns immediately to her civic and cultural fight: “Yes, it is true, today in Malta there is more than one person that admits having left my sister alone, to not having supported her to do her job safely. She took no prisoners whether she wrote about a bent banker or the prime minister’s dodgy business”.
In this context La Repubblica observes it is signifant and symbolic that prime minister Muscat and Malta’s president Marie Louise Coleiro Preca were not invited to the journalist’s funeral.
Here’s a short extract of Corinne Vella’s intervention.