Listen to this recording of a meeting held today in Strasbourg on the margins of the plenary session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. The meeting was headlined “Impunity in Malta” and discussed the state of play 18 months after the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia.
The meeting is chaired by Thomas Friang from Reporters without Borders and includes speeches by Lord Foulkes of Cumnock who is the General Rapporteur on Media Freedom and the Safety of Journalists for the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, Andrew Caruana Galizia, Tom Gibson from the Committee to Protect Journalists, Coalifhionn Gallagher from Doughty Street Chambers and Stefan Schennach an Austrian MP who also sits in the Assembly.
All interventions are interesting of course but Coalifhionn Gallagher’s is particularly engaging as she explains very clearly the legal arguments for a public inquiry and why the family of Daphne Caruana Galizia has now been given no choice but to pursue the matter in Court.
Indeed today the family announced they have filed a legal letter in court asking the government to honour what is after all their fundamental human right.
The recording lasts just over an hour. Sound starts about 10 seconds in.