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A vigil was held in London this evening marking four years since the assassination in Malta of Daphne Caruana Galizia. The vigil was co-sponsored by the Maltese community in London, ARTICLE 19, the Association of European Journalists, the Commonwealth Journalists Association, Index on Censorship, PEN International, Reporters Without Borders, and Transparency International-UK The following is a [...]
A statement by the Daphne Caruana Galizia Foundation marking the fourth anniversary from the killing of Daphne said that “Daphne’s family must have meaningful involvement in what comes next. The family counts on the Prime Minister to consult with them and civil society on the foundational principles for the independent (implementation) committee, and on meaningful [...]
The fact that Yorgen Fenech has been under arrest for nearly two years and is awaiting a trial for his life faced by a mountain of evidence to sustain the accusation that he is an accomplice in the killing of Daphne Caruana Galizia does not mean justice is near. There has only ever been one [...]
Representatives of free speech NGOs visited the protest site calling for justice for Daphne Caruana Galizia in Valletta this morning as part of their mission to Malta marking the 4th anniversary of her assassination. Representatives of ARTICLE 19, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF), the European [...]
It would be obtuse to behave as if the growing feeling of apathy and indifference is not there. Once again a widespread feeling of acceptance and submissive inevitability keeps many people who shouted angrily in the streets just months ago, at home, their TVs plugged into the Matrix, escaping from a reality they cannot change. [...]
Updated: 12:52 The European Parliament awarded for the first time today the Daphne Caruana Galizia Prize for Journalism. The prize went to Forbidden Stories for their work on The Pegasus Project. A team of independent judges hailing from the journalistic and media sectors chose the winner, after a period of submissions earlier this year. Representative of [...]
It is said that Josef Stalin once ripped all the feathers off a live chicken as a lesson to his followers. He then sat the chicken on the floor a short distance away. The chicken was suffering immensely but yet when Stalin tossed some wheat toward it, the chicken followed him around. “This is how [...]
This was the first in a series of debates organised by Repubblika, #occupyjustice and this website as part of the events marking four years since the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia. Other discussions, including a debate yesterday organised by PEN Malta, will be uploaded on this website in the coming days.
Just last week Clyde Caruana sounded like he knew what he was talking about. He was launching the national employment strategy, a subject on which he has considerable background having run Jobsplus before he was co-opted to Parliament and made finance minister. Read this report of his speech at the time. The general gist is [...]
There is little doubt the budget speech seals the Labour Party's lease extension on political power. It was designed to do that no matter how aggressive the assumptions and doubtful their plausibility. What we can't forget now is that the issue on the lease on power is secondary. The crooks fully expected the election result [...]
Yesterday's budget speech was designed to irritate no one and please everyone. On the back of barely spoken bold assumptions of pumping economic growth, the government told itself and everyone it could afford to be generous. And so it was. An economist would want to examine those underlying assumptions. They would look at the numbers [...]
The headline item from yesterday’s budget speech is the news that a year from now bus fares will be scrapped for residents. Tourists will continue to pay. The finance minister estimates that for a regular bus commuter that uses public transport to go to work everyday this will amount to a saving of some €300 [...]
No government, however hard-pressed, will want to face the electorate with bad news on the eve of a general election. Yesterday’s budget speech was bound to be a bonanza of gift-giving because no matter what we say about our democratic maturity we still think of the government as some form of Father Christmas and the [...]