Paul Caruana Galizia was recognised yesterday as the UK’s New Journalist of the Year. Before his was mother was killed, Paul was a published historian. Good history is written by good writers. After his mother was assassinated, Paul diverted his skills to journalism and immediately made a mark. His brothers tweeted yesterday bursting with pride. It is bittersweet to think what his mother would have felt yesterday.

While Paul was being recognised in London, I was in Rome at the offices of the Italian union of journalists. I wrote this Facebook post on my way back home.