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Daphne Caruana Galizia, two years: schedule of events

Daphne Caruana Galizia
A banner set up at the protest memorial at the Great Siege Square in Valletta on the one-year anniversary on Daphne Caruana Galizia's assassination. Photo: Pierre Ellul

A number of events are being organised in Malta and European cities to mark the second anniversary of the assassination of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia and to renew the call for justice.

National and international non-governmental organisations (NGOs) will be hosting talks and organising vigils, while journalists have joined efforts to launch books and reports that shed light on developments over the past two years in Malta.

Reporters Without Borders and The Shift have co-authored a report titled Justice Delayed: The Assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia and Malta’s Deteriorating Press Freedom Climate to be released on 15 October (details below).
The joint report examines the circumstances surrounding Caruana Galizia’s assassination, the flawed investigation that followed, the international reaction to date, and the next steps urgently needed to ensure full justice is carried out without further delay. The report was developed with the kind support of the Justice For Journalists Foundation.

Monday, 14 October

  • Malta: Launch of book Murder on the Malta Express:Who Killed Daphne Caruana Galizia? at 6pm Catholic Institute in Floriana. The book was co-authored by former BBC journalist John Sweeney, Italian journalist Carlo Bonini and Manuel Delia.
  • Brussels: Opening of photo exhibition titled Daphne, The Voice that Lives On, at the European Parliament in Brussels (Level 0 ASP Building). European Parliament president David Maria Sassoli and Thomas Gibson from the Committee to Protect Journalists will be among those speaking at the event.
  • Malta: Public lecture by Carlo Bonini, La Repubblica journalist and member of the Daphne Project, titled Breaking News in Malta at 7.30pm at the Catholic Institute in Floriana.
  • Milan: Italian author Roberto Saviano and Andrew, Matthew and Paul Caruana Galizia will present a book titled Di’ La Verita Anche Se La Tua Voce Trema (Speak The Truth Even If Your Voice Shakes) – a publication that brings together all of Daphne Caruana Galizia’s writings at Teatro Franco Parenti in Milan.

Tuesday 15 October

  • Malta: Launch of report prepared by Reporters Without Borders and The Shift titled: Justice Delayed: The Assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia and Malta’s Deteriorating Press Freedom Climate at 11.30am at the University of Malta, St Paul’s Street, Valletta. Speakers include OSCE Media Freedom Representative Harlem Desir and Reporters Without Borders Secretary-General Christophe Deloire.

  • Malta: Public debate organised by student organisation KSU with Maltese journalists and keynote speech by former BBC journalist John Sweeney on Malta’s media landscape at 6.30pm at University quadrangle.
  • Rome: Italian author Roberto Saviano and Andrew, Matthew and Paul Caruana Galizia will present a book titled Di’ La Verita Anche Se La Tua Voce Trema (Speak The Truth Even If Your Voice Shakes) at Teatro Ambra Jovinelli in Rome.

Wednesday 16 October

  • Brussels: The Committee to Protect Journalists, the European Federation of Journalists, the International Federation of Journalists, and the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders will organise a vigil at 1pm outside the Residence Palace, 155, Rue de la Loi, Brussels.
  • Berlin: Vigil by the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom and Reporters without Borders Germany at 6.30pm outside the Maltese Embassy in Berlin to reiterate the call on the Maltese government for an impartial and independent investigation into her death.
  • London: A candlelight vigil and call for justice by PEN International, Reporters Without Borders, Transparency International, Index on Censorship, Article 19, Association of European Journalist and Rory Peck Trust will take place in London (Challoner Hall, 24 Golden Square, W1F9JR).
  • Malta: Silent gathering in Bidnija, the site where Caruana Galizia lived and where she was killed, at 3pm.
  • Malta: Mass in memory of Daphne Caruana Galizia at St Francis Conventual Church, Republic Street, Valletta at 6pm. The mass will be celebrated by Archbishop’s delegate Fr David Cilia and Don Luigi Ciottti, founder and leader of Libera dalle Mafie.
  • Malta: March starting from Pjazza Teatru Rjal in Republic Street in Valletta at 7pm.
  • Malta: Demonstration and speeches at 7.15pm in front of law courts, Republic Street in Valletta. The speakers include RSF director Rebecca Vincent, former European Parliament president Antonio Tajani, MEP Ana Gomes and Vicki Ann Cremona, president of Repubblika.

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