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

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?

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

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

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?

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 [...]

Repubblika says the state is obliged to provide protection to whoever is threatened.

2019-10-09T16:23:21+02:00Wed, 9th Oct '19, 16:23|

Press Release by Repubblika Although an independent inquiry still has to be carried out to establish the extent of the state’s responsibility in Daphne Caruana Galizia’s assassination, what is certain is that the government has failed in its obligation to protect her and to prevent whoever wanted to kill her from succeeding.    The government [...]

Remember Daniel

2019-10-09T15:30:25+02:00Wed, 9th Oct '19, 15:30|

Have you complained against your prime minister? Remember Daniel. If that means little to you perhaps you should join the "Joseph Muscat Prayer Team". It's a Facebook post of mumbo jumbo voodoo dedicated to ensure the Almighty steels the great Joseph and give him strength. Because that's all he needs. And that's all we need. [...]

GUEST POST: The businessman’s friends

2019-10-08T12:16:55+02:00Tue, 8th Oct '19, 12:16|

I've been saying for quite a while now - and can dig up at least one article to prove it - that my long held suspicion regarding Daphne Caruana Galizia's killer was that it was indeed a businessman responsible. If so, there are huge and dangerous implications for politics, even if politicians were not directly [...]

GUEST POST: Nothing to hide

2019-10-08T12:57:40+02:00Tue, 8th Oct '19, 12:12|

Sent in by someone known to me. Following last Sunday's revelations, Pieter Omtzigt asked a very pertinent question. Why did the government refuse to strike a deal with one of the suspected murderers? This would have been the reply expected from someone with nothing to hide: 'I will do anything in my power to uncover [...]

Sceptical about pentiti

2019-10-08T09:20:34+02:00Tue, 8th Oct '19, 08:09|

The prime minister’s remarks yesterday betray more than he intended. The formal cover is that he doesn’t know the details of the Daphne Caruana Galizia assassination investigation. The police operate independently of the executive, he says, and he cannot and does not interfere. And yet that is not entirely true. Consider for example the point [...]

14-15 October: Another book launch

2019-10-08T11:53:37+02:00Tue, 8th Oct '19, 06:30|

Italian journalist Roberto Saviano will be launching an anthology of works by Daphne Caruana Galizia that have been translated to Italian. The book will be the first of a series curated by Roberto Saviano and will carry a foreword by him. The book is being launched in Milan on 14 October and in Rome on [...]

14 October: Book launch

2019-10-07T18:18:52+02:00Mon, 7th Oct '19, 18:18|

"Murder on the Malta Express: Who Killed Daphne Caruana Galizia?" will be launched on Monday 14 October at 18:00 at the Catholic Institute in Floriana. The book is being published by Midsea Books. To book a place send an email to [email protected]. About the authors CARLO BONINI has spent the past 25 years investigating white-collar [...]

15 October: Daphne Memorial Debate organised by KSU

2019-10-07T18:08:03+02:00Mon, 7th Oct '19, 18:08|

On the eve of the two year anniversary of Daphne Caruana Galizia assassination, KSU will be bringing together journalists from Malta’s independent media to discuss and debate the situation of the media landscape on the island. Tuesday 15 October, 18:30-20:00 Quadrangle, University of Malta The event will feature a key note speech by John Sweeney. [...]

14 October: Daphne Caruana Galizia Memorial Lecture

2019-10-07T13:25:17+02:00Mon, 7th Oct '19, 13:25|

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 [...]

16 October: Vigil in Brussels

2019-10-07T13:14:58+02:00Mon, 7th Oct '19, 13:14|

For readers in Brussels or around, here are details of the vigil being held by Reporters without Borders, the Committee to Protect Journalists, Transparency International EU, the European Federation of Journalists, the International Federation of Journalists, the International Press Institute and the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders. Save the date: 16 October [...]

16 October: Vigil in London

2019-10-07T13:10:44+02:00Mon, 7th Oct '19, 13:10|

For readers in London or around, here are details of the vigil being held by Reporters without Borders, PEN International, the Committee to Protect Journalists, the Rory Peck Trust and Transparency International UK. Wednesday, 16 October 2019 at 19:30 The Challoner Hall, Warwick Street, London W1B 5LZ. Nearest station: Piccadilly Circus. Tuesday 16 October will [...]

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