Joint press freedom mission in Malta

Representatives of ARTICLE 19, the Committee to Protect Journalists, the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom, the European Federation of Journalists, and Reporters Without Borders (RSF) returned to Malta to press for the need for full criminal justice for Caruana Galizia’s assassination.

On the eve of the fourth anniversary of the assassination of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, the five organisations have undertaken a joint press freedom mission to Malta to mark the occasion and remember Caruana Galizia’s life, work and courage, and to raise their concerns on the case and the broader press freedom climate in the country directly with the Maltese authorities.

They are pushing for the implementation of the recommendations of the landmark Public Inquiry report, and broader press freedom reforms to recognise journalism as the fourth pillar of democracy and establish in law and practice a safe and enabling environment for all journalists working in Malta.