At the Global Freedom of Expression awards handed out by Columbia University, the Daphne Caruana Galizia Foundation received “special recognition”. The University also recognised the legal team representing the family and the family’s supporters.

Lawyers Therese Comodini Cachia, Jason Azzopardi, Eve Borg Costanzi, and Joseph Zammit Maempel were mention in the citation of the award together with their colleagues Tony Murphy, Caolfhionn Gallagher, Jonathan Price, and Jennifer Robinson.

The citation says that the award is granted “for their work in removing obstacles in the fight against impunity for the death of Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.” The award also recognises Malta’s courts “for their decisions in legal rulings related to protests speaking out against the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia.”