Statement of the Justice for Journalists Foundation

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2019-10-16T11:41:29+02:00Wed, 16th Oct '19, 11:41|

The Justice for Journalists Foundation is condemning the impunity that continues to prevail in the case of the horrendous murder of Maltese investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia. Two years after the car she was driving was blown up, three suspects have been arrested, but there is still no trial and no masterminds were identified. Endorsing [...]

Lunatics. Asylum. Musumeci. University.

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2019-10-16T09:23:06+02:00Wed, 16th Oct '19, 09:23|

Peter Grech has picked out Robert Musumeci to replace him in the University law course to lecture on the rule of law. In an email to second year law students Robert Musumeci said he would be teaching them “the principles of the ‘rule of law’ from both a theoretical and practical perspective’. In the past, [...]

Prayers for Daphne’s family in Tianjin, China

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2019-10-16T12:05:21+02:00Wed, 16th Oct '19, 08:34|

I received this message from the St Louis Catholic Church in Tianjin, China. Prayers were lead yesterday by Father Li and Sister Wang from that parish. "This photo shows candles lit after a commemorative mass for Daphne Caruana Galizia at the St Louis Catholic Church in Tianjin, China. It was held at 2.30am Malta time. [...]

We’re figuring out this murder, you know.

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2019-10-16T08:04:07+02:00Wed, 16th Oct '19, 08:04|

Read this Pieter Omtzigt interview with The Guardian today. It sums up his reflections about media reports that suggest our government has known for some time that there were leads they could pursue that could allow for the masterminds behind the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia to be found. Once again we are living a [...]

Ranking laws

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2019-10-16T07:41:00+02:00Wed, 16th Oct '19, 07:41|

In principle, freedom of information legislation is there to reverse the old assumption that the business of government is inherently secret but some things are allowed to be known. ‘Open government’ assumes we have a right to know everything about government except for some exceptions. A person charged with a crime is not entitled to [...]