Repubblika, #occupyjustice and have come together to organise events during the month of October 2019 to mark two years since the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia.

The truth about Daphne’s murder is not yet known. No one has been convicted of her murder yet and no one has even been charged for planning, paying for and ordering it. No independent, public inquiry has yet been opened in spite of the expiry of a deadline set by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.

Justice for Daphne can only start to be achieved when investigations on the subjects of her journalism are initiated. Instead, two years after she was killed, impunity continues to reign in Malta.

The following are the events planned for this October:

11 October 2019

 19:30               San Ġorġ Preca Hall, Catholic Institute, Floriana

Daphne Memorial Lecture by Professor Ivan Callus on
After ‘Daphne’: Challenges to Reading, Writing, Critique

Daphne Caruana Galizia’s writing attracts continued attention, both in Malta and abroad. What are those aspects of form, style and pitch that give her writing its power? Aside from their political impacts, why might they invite closer commentary and analysis? And how do they connect with – and challenge – broader debates on 21st-century writing cultures and practices?

Professor Callus specialises in post-1960 literature and in contemporary critical thought. He lectures on contemporary fiction and on critical theory and practice in the Department of English at the University of Malta.

The lecture will be delivered in English.

14 October 2019

 19:30               San Ġorġ Preca Hall, Catholic Institute, Floriana

Daphne Memorial Lecture by Carlo Bonini on
‘Breaking News in Malta’

Carlo Bonini is a Daphne Project journalist and author of L’Isola Assassina: La Sfida di Daphne al Cuore Corrotto dell’Europa (2018) and co-author of Murder on the Malta Express: Who Killed Daphne Caruana Galizia? (2019).

Mr Bonini has spent the past 25 years investigating white-collar and organised crime in Italy and internationally working for Il Manifesto, Newsweek, Il Corriere della Sera and since 2001 for La Repubblica.

The lecture will be delivered in English.

16 October 2019

 15:00               Triq il-Bidnija, Il-Bidnija, Il-Mosta

Silent Gathering.

 18:00               St Francis Conventual Church, Triq ir-Repubblika, Il-Belt Valletta

Mass in suffrage of Daphne Caruana Galizia concelebrated by the Archbishop’s delegate Fr David Cilia and Don Luigi Ciottti, founder and leader of Libera dalle Mafie.

19:00               Triq ir-Repubblika, Il-Belt Valletta

Demonstration for Truth and Justice

 The march will start from near the Wembley Stores and terminate in Great Siege Square.

19:15               Misraħ l-Assedju l-Kbir, Il-Belt Valletta


Participants are invited to bring flowers and candles for the memorial.

Short messages will be delivered by:

  • Leoluca Orlando, Mayor of Palermo
  • Vicki Ann Cremona, President, Repubblika
  • Don Luigi Ciotti, Founder, Libera dalle Mafie
  • Rebecca Vincent, Director, London Bureau, RSF Reporters Without Borders
  • Norman Vella
  • Antonio Tajani, MEP, Former President of the European Parliament
  • Martina Farrugia, #occupyjustice
  • Caoilfhionn Gallagher QC, human rights lawyer, Doughty Street Chambers, London
  • Amy Mallia
  • Ana Gomes