Remembering Daphne

2022-10-16T08:26:00+02:00Sun, 16th Oct '22, 08:25|

Events are being held throughout today to mark the fifth anniversary of the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia. The events are needed for a number of reasons. Firstly, there needs to be justice on Daphne's killers. Three are serving sentences. Three more are awaiting trial. Perhaps more people are involved and they have not yet [...]

Giovanni Falcone’s sister made honorary member of Repubblika

2022-10-16T07:57:44+02:00Sun, 16th Oct '22, 07:57|

Maria Falcone, head of the Fondazione Giovanni Falcone set up in the aftermath of the assassination of her brother the Sicilian anti-mafia judge 30 years ago, has accepted the recognition of honorary membership of NGO Repubblika. The honorary membership was conferred on Maria Falcone yesterday by Repubblika’s President Robert Aquilina. In a letter conferring the [...]

GUEST POST: 5 years later. We are not there yet.

2022-10-16T09:46:42+02:00Sun, 16th Oct '22, 07:48|

5 years have passed since Daphne Caruana Galizia was assassinated a few hundred metres outside her home.  A woman, a journalist, murdered in broad daylight in a democratic country.  Where do we go from here? Where do we want to be and how do we get there? How do we change the attitude of so [...]

The Degiorgios go down

2022-10-14T18:47:40+02:00Fri, 14th Oct '22, 18:47|

When we came back from lunch at around 3pm, George Degiorgio leaned across the dock to whisper in the ears of his lawyers. This morning, he had derided his legal aid lawyers, saying they were poorly prepared and they couldn’t represent him and his brother. Now he was speaking to them in a gentler tone. [...]

Trial in the clouds

2022-10-14T10:49:37+02:00Fri, 14th Oct '22, 10:49|

The criminal court has just completed the painful process of selecting from around 180 people drawn by lot, 14 citizens, picked to serve justice as jurors in the trial of brothers George and Alfred Degiorgio. They stand accused of killing Daphne Caruana Galizia 5 years ago less 2 days. The Degiorgios have come up with [...]

University social wellbeing faculty marks 5 years since Daphne’s assassination

2022-10-14T08:37:57+02:00Fri, 14th Oct '22, 08:37|

This is a statement issued today by Dean Andrew Azzopardi together with the senior academic staff of the University's Faculty of Social Wellbeing. Remembering Daphne – 5 years down the line What happened five years ago was not only a heinous crime committed against a journalist but also a crime against democracy and social cohesion that tore [...]

Temporary reprieve

2022-10-14T07:46:59+02:00Fri, 14th Oct '22, 07:46|

After days of ignoring calls for consultation, Robert Abela appears to have recognised it is of no benefit to him to be seen to rush through so-called reforms to protect journalists without ever speaking to journalists about it. The institute of journalists, IĠM, has secured a reprieve, a postponement of the adoption of the flimsy [...]

Anger management

2022-10-14T07:04:04+02:00Fri, 14th Oct '22, 07:04|

The Gozo court yesterday handed down a two-year suspended sentence to a 37-year-old man from Qormi I had the displeasure of meeting earlier this year. He harangued me in the street in the presence of my wife, my daughter, and her friend, and not having had his fill of hatred he looked up my phone [...]

Press freedom groups visit Malta on anniversary of Daphne’s assassination to push for reforms

2022-10-12T10:38:49+02:00Wed, 12th Oct '22, 10:38|

An international press freedom mission will visit Malta five years after the assassination of investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia. The country visit follows up on similar missions held in previous years. Representatives of ARTICLE 19 Europe, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF), the European Federation of [...]

Shutout to the brownshirts

2022-10-11T12:24:17+02:00Tue, 11th Oct '22, 12:24|

Karl Stagno Navarra, for which read Prime Minister Robert Abela, took offence because when asked Repubblika’s Robert Aquilina said it was disappointing the Labour Party was organising a rally for its supporters on 16th October, the fifth anniversary of the killing of Daphne Caruana Galizia. Somehow Karl Stagno Navarra interpreted this remark as [...]


2022-10-10T09:34:41+02:00Sun, 9th Oct '22, 11:05|

This Wednesday we are screening a new documentary co-produced with Repubblika and Occupy Justice that focuses on Daphne Caruana Galizia’s work as a journalist. We look at the major stories she was working on when her life was ended and how those stories turned out since then. This too is part of the effort to [...]

Everybody wanted to consult. But nobody did.

2022-10-10T06:29:16+02:00Sun, 9th Oct '22, 10:51|

Saviour Balzan, who co-owns the Media Today group, and sits on the government’s committee of experts,wrote in his and his committee colleagues’ defence today. He ‘sets the record straight’ by explaining what happened over the past 11 months of their existence as a committee. The record didn’t need straightening. The facts, even as he restates [...]

Special mention

2022-10-09T09:51:42+02:00Sun, 9th Oct '22, 09:51|

I rarely if ever go down the rabbit hole of debating with an online commenter. They’re obviously baiting you and what’s the point of saying something to someone who would never dream of allowing themselves to be persuaded by anything you say? But this one, beneath my article in The Sunday Times this morning, deserves, [...]

Help us

2022-10-09T09:25:15+02:00Sun, 9th Oct '22, 09:25|

The events marking the fifth anniversary of the killing of Daphne Caruana Galizia are costing us as organisers around €20,000. We need your help covering the costs. If you don't need explaining why this needs to be done, please help us out. This is where you do it.

Where the PM has not gone before

2022-10-09T09:19:06+02:00Sun, 9th Oct '22, 09:18|

Perhaps even after all this writing and speaking in public I remain naive. I still manage to be disappointed by the behaviour of the government and the Labour Party. I should really expect no better. I should never take at face value their proclamations of commitment to the rule of law and their waxing melodrama [...]

THE SUNDAY TIMES: Waiting for justice five years on

2022-10-09T09:02:18+02:00Sun, 9th Oct '22, 09:02|

From my article in The Sunday Times today: "This Wednesday, we are showing a documentary on Daphne’s investigations and how those stories turned out after she was killed for writing them. On Saturday evening, world-renowned journalist Carole Cadwalladr will speak about journalism in eroding democracies, where ever-more autocratic governments clip the wings of free speech to [...]

GUEST POST: This week, join us.

2022-10-09T08:58:36+02:00Sun, 9th Oct '22, 08:58|

For the past five years we the women of Occupy Justice have campaigned hard calling for justice for Daphne Caruana Galizia and her family. Here we are on the eve of the fifth anniversary of her killing and justice remains elusive. We may be close to a trial of two of her killers and another [...]

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