16 October: Vigil in Vienna

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2019-10-11T08:10:17+02:00Thu, 10th Oct '19, 19:31|

The Vienna Press Club together with RSF Reporters Without Borders and the International Press Institute are hosting a vigil outside the Maltese Embassy in Vienna at the Opernring 5/1, A-1010. The event is being held on 16 October at 10am.

16 October: Vigil in Berlin

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2019-10-10T16:46:06+02:00Thu, 10th Oct '19, 16:46|

I posted on this website details of commemorative vigils marking two years since the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia in London, Brussels and Valletta. A vigil is also being held in Berlin at 6.30 pm outside the Maltese embassy at Klingelhöfer Strasse 7, 10785. More details are available here. Here's the program of events being organised in [...]

CORRECTION: Date set for preliminary hearings before trial of Daphne Caruana Galizia’s alleged assassins

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2019-10-11T13:46:06+02:00Thu, 10th Oct '19, 14:17|

11 October 2019. 13:42. Adds Correction about bail at the end of the article. Preliminary hearings before a date is set for the trial of Alfred and George Degiorgio and Vincent Muscat for the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia are scheduled for 31 October, more than two years after the journalist and mother of three [...]

STAR COMMENT: How dare you?

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2019-10-10T13:45:18+02:00Thu, 10th Oct '19, 13:45|

Sent in by Robbie under this morning's post 'When Joseph Muscat's government was ok with immunity to turn state's evidence'. A well written piece. Gone are the days when top public officials have to be whiter than white. Those were the days of Prime Ministers Fenech Adami and Gonzi when the interests of the nation [...]

The logic of Pablo Escobar

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2019-10-10T09:03:56+02:00Thu, 10th Oct '19, 08:59|

If I make money from drug trafficking and give some of it to an orphanage, would I have the right to claim that arresting me for drug trafficking amounts to starving the orphans? That should be a rhetorical question but it isn’t. Because not everyone gets the bleeding obvious these days. Consider the article by [...]

When Joseph Muscat’s government was ok with immunity to turn state’s evidence

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2019-10-10T19:26:44+02:00Thu, 10th Oct '19, 08:33|

Joseph Muscat says he's against the idea of plea bargains or partial or full immunity for witnesses to turn state's evidence. He dropped a heavy hint about past experience expecting everyone to remember Meinrad Calleja was not convicted of murder even though Joseph Fenech -- the legendary Żeppi l-Ħafi -- was given immunity to testify [...]

How are the Degiorgios paying for all the court cases?

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2019-10-10T07:59:16+02:00Thu, 10th Oct '19, 07:59|

Two of the three alleged assassins accused of killing Daphne Caruana Galizia have been opening Constitutional cases claiming their fundamental rights have been breached because of this or that other supposed infringement. So far, they’ve had all their complaints rejected. George Degiorgio, the guy was is accused of pushing the trigger and waiting on the [...]