CNN: Justice for Daphne is as far away as ever

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2019-10-17T13:33:24+02:00Thu, 17th Oct '19, 13:33|

"CNN has repeatedly tried to contact Malta's Ministry of Justice for comment about the disposal of tributes to Caruana Galizia, but has not received a response." Because this is a government that leaves no stone unturned. Read the full story here.

iNews (UK): Daphne’s story is a warning

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2019-10-17T13:30:29+02:00Thu, 17th Oct '19, 13:30|

From the piece in iNews: "Caruana Galizia deserves to be lionised in film. Perhaps Streep and other campaigning Hollywood figures can make that happen. Either way, in the interests of democracy and the rule of law, it behoves us all to not let this case drop." Read the full piece here.

The Archbishop’s delegate: This was no femicide

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2019-10-17T08:59:08+02:00Thu, 17th Oct '19, 08:59|

Here's a transcript of the sermon delivered yesterday by Fr David Cilia at the memorial mass held at St Francis Church in Valletta. He opened his sermon by refuting the notion that Daphne's assassination was femicide. His concelbrant, Fr Luigi Ciotti would emphatically express his anger and disgust at the description chosen by Helena Dalli [...]

La Repubblica: Thousands march for Daphne

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2019-10-17T08:42:36+02:00Thu, 17th Oct '19, 08:42|

Photo: Reuters in La Repubblica "Never has there been a more wretched bet than when someone thought the memory of the Bidnija car bomb of 16 October 2017 would fade with time." Read La Repubblica's coverage of last night's protest march here.

What the Americans said

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2019-10-17T13:27:32+02:00Thu, 17th Oct '19, 07:52|

Of all the speeches, of all the statements, of all the tweets – and there were many, all critical of our government’s conduct since the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia – one stood out above all others. The remarks by the US embassy were, quite frankly, staggering. The thing with embassies is they are as [...]

Droogs

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2019-10-17T07:23:28+02:00Thu, 17th Oct '19, 07:23|

Some people told us they meant to join us yesterday evening at the demonstration in Valletta but decided not to because they felt offended by Helene Asciak, Daphne Caruana Galizia’s youngest sister, telling Adrian Delia and a delegation of PN suits where to stuff their funereal wreath. And drawing a picture for them when they [...]

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 [...]