Daphne, the hero of Malta

2021-07-30T16:03:20+02:00Fri, 30th Jul '21, 15:59|

Robert Aquilina, Repubblika’s President, yesterday drew several significant points from the public inquiry findings. There was one point he highlighted which hasn’t otherwise been emphasised enough, certainly not by Malta’s President and Prime Minister: Daphne is a hero. This is one section of the inquiry that requires highlighting because justice for Daphne starts with the [...]

GUEST POST: Perhaps, a foreign umpire

2021-07-30T15:52:48+02:00Fri, 30th Jul '21, 15:52|

There are many lessons to be learned from the conclusions of the Daphne Inquiry. One is that we should consider whether the EU or the Council of Europe needs to set up a formal process by which one of them can monitor the conduct of public inquiries in member states. The monitors could be appointed [...]

Impunity rules

2021-07-30T14:17:33+02:00Fri, 30th Jul '21, 14:17|

Malta’s President said today he thinks the Daphne Caruana Galizia inquiry report should start the healing. He parrots Robert Abela’s line from yesterday. Government MPs this morning said they hadn’t bothered to read the report. They couldn’t feel mortification if it was mixed with venom in the fangs of a snake that bit them in [...]

This is not about VIP seats

2021-07-30T13:03:37+02:00Fri, 30th Jul '21, 13:03|

Photo: Miguela Xuereb (Newsbook). With permission. Some friends and I this morning approached the Parliament building to ask to be allowed to follow from the Stranger’s Gallery the debate about the Daphne Caruana Galizia inquiry report. We did not seriously expect to be allowed in. Yesterday we wrote to the Speaker to ask [...]

TVM’s complicity

2021-07-30T08:08:20+02:00Fri, 30th Jul '21, 08:08|

Watch Malta’s institutions make sure everyone understands they are ignoring what the Daphne Caruana Galizia inquiry said about them. Consider TVM, the national broadcaster. The inquiry yesterday proposed in one of its recommendations that the Constitutional provisions on the Broadcasting Authority are changed because they are ineffective as they are. The reason they give for [...]

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