Five years since the assassination of investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia a series of events in London, Malta and online from Oct. 3 to 16 marked the anniversary.
The AEJ is one of a number of organisations supporting The Daphne Festival which included:
- a vigil on Sunday October 16 at St John’s Waterloo church from 6 to 8 pm
- readings of her work and an exploration of poetry and literature as tools to advocate for freedom of expression
- an event on October 12 examining SLAPPS (strategic lawsuits against public participation).
When Daphne was assassinated on 16 October 2017 she had 47 open libel cases against her, highlighting the pressure of legal threats against investigative journalists.
- a week-long exhibition of works by Maltese and international artists with their reactions to Daphne’s assassination and to the last five years of campaigning for justice
- a high-powered panel on October 5, including the founder of Forbidden Stories Laurent Richard, exploring the future of investigative journalism
- a panel kicking off The Daphne Festival on October 3 to tell the stories of “the “chilling tide of abuse” inflicted on female journalists and how bigotry and misogyny have been weaponised to undermine their reporting and try to silence them.