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04.10.2018

Joint mission to Malta: one year since the Daphne Caruana Galizia murder | 16 October 2017 - 16 October 2018

On 16 October 2018 it's been one year since Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia was assassinated with a car bomb. Five international press freedom and freedom of expression organisations are travelling to Malta to support the cause of a thorough investigation that still hasn't happened.

Malta The investigation into the Daphne Caruana Galizia murder case seems stalled for months (photo: Iris Rohmann)

From 15 to 17 October 2018, a group of five international press freedom and freedom of expression NGOs will be undertaking a joint mission to Malta. They will support local civil society's actions to mark one year since the assassination of investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, and conduct fact-finding into the case and the broader free expression climate in the country.

They have requested meetings with government officials, including Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, as well as a wide range of civil society stakeholders. The mission will publish a joint statement of findings on conclusion, to be presented in a press conference on 17 October. Representatives of each organisation will be available for comment or interview.

What:    A joint mission to mark one year since the assassination of investigative journalist

             Daphne Caruana Galizia and assess the climate for freedom of expression in Malta

Where: Valletta, Malta

When:  15 to 17 October 2018. A joint press conference will be held at 9:00 am local time

            on 17 October in Valletta; venue to be confirmed

Who:    representatives of the following organisations will take part: the European Centre for

            Press and Media FreedomReporters Without Borders, the Committee to Protect

            Journalists, the International Press Institute, and PEN International

Press contacts: 

Sophie Albers Ben Chamo, ECPMF at +49 (0) 341 200 403 17 or via email
Rebecca Vincent, RWB at +44 (0)7583 137751 or via email
Tom Gibson, CPJ at +32 492 10 57 24 or via email
Scott Griffen, IPI at +43 680 238 9498 or via email
Sarah Clarke, PEN International at +44 (0) 7575 030028 or via email





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