#occupyjustice: Crookfellas attend My Big Fat Iranian Wedding

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2018-04-16T07:26:08+02:00Mon, 16th Apr '18, 07:13|

  This is a statement issued this morning by #occupyjustice: Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, his Chief of Staff Keith Schembri and Tourism Minister Konrad Mizzi graced Hollywood movie posters put up by activists in front of Castille in Valletta and Pilatus Bank in Ta’ Xbiex, to mark six months since the assassination of the journalist [...]

Il Silenzio e’ Mafia

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2018-04-16T05:59:52+02:00Mon, 16th Apr '18, 05:59|

Jason Micallef will be Googling who Salman Rushdie is this morning. Or Margaret Atwood, Anne Enright, Ian McEwan, Kamila Shamsie, Neil Gaiman, Eva Bonnier, Elif Shafak and Colm Tóibín. They said they are outraged by his remarks and by his orders to his goons to remove banners calling for justice for Daphne Caruana Galizia's death. But knowing [...]

Alessandra Dee Crespo: Oh my Daphne!

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2018-04-16T06:37:20+02:00Mon, 16th Apr '18, 03:00|

Guest post by Alessandra Dee Crespo: Around six months ago, after having attended Daphne Caruana Galizia’s funeral, I wrote a piece for this blog called ‘We must let you go now’. In this blog post I had said that the time of sitting on the fence is over, that it is our turn to feel [...]

250 writers call on Commission to ensure protection of journalists in Malta. Concerned on shameful behaviour of V18 management.

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2018-04-15T02:20:16+02:00Mon, 16th Apr '18, 01:01|

Over 250 influential writers and publishers including Margaret Atwood, Salman Rushdie, Anne Enright, Ian McEwan, Kamila Shamsie, Neil Gaiman, Eva Bonnier, Elif Shafak and Colm Tóibín are calling on the European Commission to ensure justice for Daphne Caruana Galizia, and for the protection of journalists and whistleblowers in Malta. In particular, the letter raises profound [...]

The Daphne Project

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2018-04-15T21:28:23+02:00Sun, 15th Apr '18, 21:28|

Only truth can bring justice. For six months we have demanded that impunity is ended. The demands will not stop until it does. The Daphne Project is the continuation by a world-wide network of journalists of Daphne Caruana Galizia's work. For truth to prevail, it must be said. Brace for impact. https://youtu.be/pbvgd_zUzRk Read about The [...]

THE SUNDAY TIMES: Muscat’s brave face

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2018-04-15T09:08:27+02:00Sun, 15th Apr '18, 09:08|

From my article in The Sunday Times today: "The Prime Minister cheated everyone into thinking he was being transparent when he appointed an inquiry into the allegation he received bribes into a bank account of a secret company set up in Panama in his wife’s name. But the inquiry’s remit is extremely carefully defined and [...]

THE SUNDAY TIMES: #occupyjustice 6 months on

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2018-04-15T08:59:52+02:00Sun, 15th Apr '18, 08:59|

From an #occupyjustice article in The Sunday Times today: "Where are you now that she is dead? What is keeping you at home? Have you succumbed to the intimidation? Are you scared to attend peaceful protests for fear of reprisals? Or have you retreated to your bubble, lulled into a false sense of security? (...) [...]

Bedingfield and Farrugia handed over to journalists manipulated Caruana Galizia document

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2018-04-15T02:46:34+02:00Sun, 15th Apr '18, 02:46|

Prime minister’s staffers Glenn Bedingfield and Kurt Farrugia manipulated a document drawn up by the Caruana Galizia family and passed it on to Swiss journalists (in a doctored version) as if it was a government dossier. Read details of the incident on this The Shift News story. The Shift News worked with Swiss Republik journalists [...]

LISTEN: 6 months later (BBC Newshour)

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2018-04-15T01:49:04+02:00Sun, 15th Apr '18, 01:49|

This is an update BBC Newshour on the World Service broadcast this weekend 6 months from Daphne Caruana Galizia's assassination. It carries an extract of an interview Daphne's colleague at The Malta Independent Rachel Attard had given the BBC hours after her death. And a short interview with me particularly on the significance of the [...]

Daphne’s sister at Journalism Festival: “a 100 people should be doing her work; impossible to kill them all”

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2018-04-15T08:55:20+02:00Sun, 15th Apr '18, 01:42|

Corinne Vella, Daphne Caruana Galizia’s sister, participated in a discussion at the Perugia International Journalism Festival in a session dedicated to her sister and to slain Slovak journalist Jan Kuciak. At the meeting Corinne is reported to have said “No one take over (Daphne’s) blog. Instead 20, a hundred, should be doing that work. That [...]

WATCH: Discussion in Perugia after first screening of “Daphne”

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2018-04-15T01:43:46+02:00Sun, 15th Apr '18, 01:28|

This is the stage discussion (in Italian) with Jason Azzopardi and film-makers Carl Bonini and Giuliano Foschini that followed the screening of the La Repubblica film "Daphne" shown this Friday at the International Journalism festival in Perugia. https://youtu.be/jmdBhvu0qhU The film will be screened next in Malta on Saturday 21st at the University of Malta. Tickets [...]

Daphne Caruana Galizia awarded Premio Civitas 2018

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2018-04-14T15:17:20+02:00Sat, 14th Apr '18, 15:17|

ANDE, the non-partisan national Italian association which promotes active citizenship, social justice and political education, has awarded Premio Civitas 2018 to Daphne Caruana Galizia. The award citation says: “Daphne Caruana Galizia, European journalist in the service of the international community, forever an icon of truth and freedom knowing of the grave risks, who worked alone [...]

Decision to refuse extradition of Maria Efimova appealed

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2018-04-13T16:16:07+02:00Fri, 13th Apr '18, 16:16|

Reuters report that a Greek prosecutor appealed on Friday against the rejection of a Maltese request to extradite Maria Efimova, the whistle-blower who was one of the sources of Daphne Caruana Galizia. The appeal follows a court ruling on Thursday against extraditing Efimova to Malta. That court ordered Maria Efimova's release. Following the prosecutor's appeal, Greece's [...]

Republik: Joseph Muscat is a European problem.

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2018-04-13T11:33:57+02:00Fri, 13th Apr '18, 11:33|

Swiss online publication Republik closed today its trilogy on Malta in the aftermath of the killing of Daphne Caruana Galizia. The first two pieces were linked here. A loose translation of an extract from its conclusion: "Our research could not clarify who killed her. Many said they had proof, but nobody had any. "What is clear, [...]

GUEST POST: Alpha Librae

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2018-04-13T08:06:38+02:00Fri, 13th Apr '18, 08:06|

I received this note from the author of the verses beneath: "These are some thoughts which I have jotted down whilst I have been thinking about Daphne’s 6th month anniversary. I live abroad but I know exactly where I was when the perpetual night fell on our country. The piece is called Alpha Librae, as [...]