MALTESE JOURNALISTS, OUTRAGE AGAINST THE MURDER OF CARUANA
Maltese journalists and broadcasters gathered in protest in the capital city Valletta to show their outrage against the murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia. They stated that no attack will silence them in carrying out their professional work.
Those present bore messages in favour of freedom of expression, democracy and the pursuit of justice.
As they stood in front of the court building, the journalists expressed their solidarity with the family of the journalist Caruana Galizia whilst condemning the barbaric attack that not only managed to seize a colleague’s life but also attempts to stifle freedom of expression.
At the end of the protest, the Institute of Maltese Journalists put forward an application before the Court to ensure that each contact found on any digital device owned by Daphne Caruana Galizia remains confidential in order to protect the sources of the journalist killed.
Meanwhile the Caruana Galizia family refused the request of the President and the Prime Minister of Malta to approve a state grant of € 1,000,000 to give to anyone who can provide information to detect those responsible for the crime. Instead the Caruana Galizia family are asking for the Prime Minister Joseph Muscat’s resignation because according to them the Maltese Government failed to ensure fundamental rights relating to human freedoms, resulting in a society where people are living in fear of corruption and criminal activity that last Monday led to the journalist’s murder.
Meanwhile an autopsy is being carried out on the remains of Daphne Caruana Galizia in order for the investigators to find out more on what happened in this barbaric crime that indicates the explosion was triggered via a mobile phone . This can determine the location of the aggressors before the crime took place.
Next Monday a delegation from the Italian Anti-Mafia Commission led by Senator Mario Michele Giarrusso will be visiting Malta to help shed light on this matter that hides too many dark sides.