A report published by the foundation set up by Daphne Caruana Galizia’s family found that  “five years after Caruana Galizia’s assassination and one year since the publication of the Public Inquiry report there has been hardly any concrete action or meaningful legislative proposal to provide an enabling environment for journalists.”

“Without urgent action from the government of Malta there is a serious risk that the opportunity to fulfil the promise for meaningful reform presented through the Public Inquiry’s landmark recommendations will be lost. European institutions and civil society must continue to maintain close scrutiny of the process.”

The Daphne Caruana Galizia Foundation which represents the views of Daphne’s family says the public inquiry report published a year ago today “represented an opportunity to the government to show that Malta was well on its way to take meaningful actions to strengthen, on the one hand, freedom of expression, press freedom, journalism, the protection of journalists in Malta, and on the other, to combat impunity, corruption and abuse of power.”

The report published jointly with international free speech NGO Article 19 said that “the Government of Malta has failed to implement the Board’s recommendations save for appointing the Committee of Experts on Media.”

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