Three o’clock

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2018-04-16T14:25:10+02:00Mon, 16th Apr '18, 14:58|

I’m meeting friends in Valletta tonight at another vigil to remember Daphne Caruana Galizia. I plan to speak at the event. The time for thanks and for protest, for grief and for anger, for admiration and for regret is far from over. So many people’s impatience to see it done justifies its unforced continuation. We [...]

Charles Schembri: The search for the truth can never stop

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2018-04-16T10:17:45+02:00Mon, 16th Apr '18, 10:17|

Guest Post by Charles Schembri: A bunch of opinion writers persevere in scribbling epistles that do not necessarily comment on our daily chronicles. It is an endeavour on their part to look beyond the truth or un-truth. Our daily chronicle of events, complemented with on-line comments, is just the facade of the malign cancer permeating [...]

Caruana Galizias protest in court government’s action to strike down freedom of speech

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2018-04-16T10:14:25+02:00Mon, 16th Apr '18, 10:02|

Matthew, Andrew and Paul Caruana Galizia and their father Peter filed a letter in the Constitutional Court protesting the Planning Authority's order to remove a banner put up in Old Bakery Street asking uncomfortable questions to the prime minister. The order crushes freedom of expression and they asked the Planning Authority to withdraw it. More [...]

Tossers

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2018-04-16T09:05:34+02:00Mon, 16th Apr '18, 09:01|

There are bigger issues to worry about right now but there will soon be a time when we need to reflect on the way the right of protest is ignored here. Civil society activists have on a monthly basis raised banners and posters to protest corruption and to demand justice for Daphne Caruana Galizia. None [...]

Sitt xhur ilu

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2018-04-16T07:32:49+02:00Mon, 16th Apr '18, 07:32|

Submitted anonymously today: Sitt xhur ilu Sitt xhur ilu, din oħtna Maltija Dil-bint u din l-omm Fir-raħal tal-Bidnija Inġiebet fi tmiemha ħajjitha biex jingħalaq il-fomm. Sitt xhur ilu din oħtna Maltija, bħali u bħalek, li f’artna kitbet u terrqet, inqatlet f’mitt biċċa mdemmijja sabiex il-pinna darba għal dejjem telqet. Għaddew sitt xhur minn dak il-jum [...]

#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 [...]

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