Daphne Caruana Galizia will receive the first posthumous award of the Martin Adler Prize, which honours a freelancer who has made a significant contribution to newsgathering.
Her eldest son Matthew will collect the Prize at this year’s Rory Peck Awards on his mother’s behalf.
“We chose Daphne as the recipient of this year’s Martin Adler Prize in recognition of her outstanding body of work as a freelance journalist reporting alone on Malta’s most important stories, and in acknowledgement of her extraordinary dedication and courage working under the most challenging of circumstances,” said Sarah Ward-Lilley, Chair of the Rory Peck Trust, whose board of trustees oversee the prize.
Through her blog, Running Commentary, Caruana Galizia regularly called out Malta’s politicians and public officials for their alleged corruption, negligence and incompetence.
The Rory Peck Awards 2018 will take place on Thursday, with an evening ceremony hosted by Sky News Special Correspondent Alex Crawford and the BBC’s Middle East Editor Jeremy Bowen. The Awards celebrate the work of freelancers in news and current affairs worldwide.