Dear Friends and colleagues,

The three sons of Daphne Caruana Galizia have asked for support from media as they will hold a special event in Strasbourg to influence the  COE Parliamentary Assembly at its coming session there. Several Platform including the AEJ will be associated with the event. We can all spread the word on social media too.

The assassination of Maltese investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia: Her three sons, Matthew, Andrew and Paul give a presentation on the murder investigation and the work of their mother

Place: Room 10, Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, Strasbourg

Date: Monday, 22 January 2018

Time: 13:00-13:45

“The crime and corruption Daphne Caruana Galizia uncovered and the investigation into her assassination demand the immediate and continuing attention of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, including through the appointment of a special rapporteur to shed light on the broader aspects surrounding the crime and to monitor the ongoing murder investigation.”

Anne Brasseur MP, Pieter Omtzigt MP, Frank Schwabe MP (Co-organisers)

Daphne Caruana Galizia was Malta’s most prominent journalist. A household name in the country for three decades, she was best known among fellow journalists internationally for her Panama Papers reporting. Her most important investigative work uncovered corruption at the highest levels of Malta’s government, and its links to authoritarian regimes. Her assassination in a car bomb attack a few meters from her home in Malta sent shockwaves around the world, raising concerns internationally about the rule of law and corruption in the Mediterranean island where she was born and worked.

The event is supported by eight INGOs:

Committee to Protect Journalists

Reporters Sans Frontières

European Federation of Journalists

International News Safety Institute

Association of European Journalists

Polish Society of Journalists

Transparency International

International Press Institute.