Justice for Daphne?

Early 2021 saw possible glimmers of hope for justice in the killing of Maltese investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.

Her son Matthew told the AEJ: “What has happened is a step from no to partial justice. The homicide squad has done a good job, but there are severe problems with Malta’s capacity to fight corruption.

Police claimed all suspects in the case had now been arrested but it’s widely suspected that Caruana Galizia’s assassination involved both organized crime and members of Malta’s elite.

Her blog uncovering political corruption in Malta earned her a reputation as a one-woman WikiLeaks. And her murder mired Malta’s ruling Labour party in political scandal. Prime Minister Joseph Muscat resigned in 2019 over allegations that members of his administration had tried to sabotage the police investigation.

AEJ President Saia Tsaousidou described the new arrests as “half-good news, but not more than that.” The International and European Federations of Journalists (IFJ-EFJ) welcomed Muscat’s guilty plea and urged Malta’s authorities to continue to pursue others involved in her murder.

The AEJ has worked consistently with other media freedom organizations to focus attention on the case of Daphne Caruana Galizia and AEJ media freedom representative William Horsley was instrumental in the publication of the last interview with her.

One killer guilty 
Two more charged
Case closed say police
AEJ on case
International and European journalists federations urge further prosecution
Last interview with Daphne Caruana Galizia