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Malta: Concerns over campaign of disinformation and spoof websites targeting media

The partner organisations in the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) are highly concerned about attempts to spread disinformation and discredit Maltese journalists and bloggers who write about the recently indicted murder suspect alleged to have orchestrated and funded the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia in 2017. On 26 August, independent blogger Manuel Delia wrote that […]

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Malta: Yorgen Fenech to stand trial for murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia

Maltese prosecutors today indicted the man accused of ordering the 2017 murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, in another important milestone in the fight against impunity and for full justice for her assassination. On August 18, prosecutors filed the bill of indictment in court seeking life imprisonment for businessman Yorgen Fenech on charges of complicity […]

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Daphne Caruana Galizia: Landmark Public Inquiry recommendations must be implemented

We the undersigned organisations welcome the conclusions and recommendations of the milestone Public Inquiry into the assassination of Malta’s leading investigative journalist, Daphne Caruana Galizia. Now is the moment for the Maltese authorities to consider and accept the Board’s detailed recommendations and to publish a plan of action on how they will be implemented in […]

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Interview: “Corruption in Europe is naturally cross-border”

For Matthew Caruana Galizia, this was personal. Almost eight years earlier, in 2013, a whistleblower had approached his mother, the celebrated Maltese investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, with information on Malta’s controversial scheme to sell EU citizenship. Daphne was the first Maltese journalist to investigate the government’s plan to allow the sale of passports as […]

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