European Press Freedom NGO “condemns” Neville Gafà acquittal

2020-12-16T04:35:51+01:00Tue, 15th Dec '20, 16:39|

The European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF) as part of the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) has condemned today’s court ruling in the criminal proceedings against Neville Gafà for threats he made on Twitter against Italian journalist Nello Scavo. “We take note of this verdict,” commented Scavo. “This case has given me an [...]


2020-12-15T14:15:44+01:00Tue, 15th Dec '20, 14:15|

In an earlier post, I wrote about Keith Schembri declaring himself governed by the ethics of a tax avoider and applying that as a justification, as he sees it, for his conduct in public office. That wasn’t the worst bit of the character evidence he gave on his own behalf yesterday at the Daphne inquiry. [...]

When the masked thief was made bank manager

2020-12-15T13:38:25+01:00Tue, 15th Dec '20, 13:38|

There’s more to take out of Keith Schembri’s testimony yesterday. None of this is necessarily new as such. And these specific observations may not make an enormous difference to the inquiry’s search for any share the state may have had in allowing Daphne to be killed. But Keith Schembri’s testimony is also an eye-witness account [...]

Open season on journalists and magistrates

2020-12-15T13:36:09+01:00Tue, 15th Dec '20, 13:36|

Let’s see how Magistrate Charmaine Galea feels about this. “You better stop your dirty business. If not, we will be stopping you.” In case of doubt, ‘you’ is ‘you, Magistrate Charmaine Galea’. Do you feel threatened, ma’am? Or do you think that given the way you have expressed yourself, I have a sacred right to [...]

The line behind Keith Schembri

2020-12-15T11:57:42+01:00Tue, 15th Dec '20, 11:57|

Here’s another take-away from yesterday’s testimony by Keith Schembri to the Daphne Caruana Galizia inquiry. Keith Schembri recalls the time when he had been diagnosed with cancer. He emailed his resignation from the post of PM’s chief of staff. “I had cancer,” he told the inquiry yesterday. “If it were for me I would have [...]

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