The Dublin Platform for Front Line Defenders conference.
A picture of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia is screened at the opening of the Dublin Platform, a biennial event held to highlight the work of human rights activists and journalists around the world.
Ms Caruana, an anti corruption blogger, died yesterday after a bomb exploded in her car in Malta. She had been investigating matters relating to the Panama papers before her murder.
Dublin Platform for Front Line Defenders
Searching questions on Daphne Caruana Galizia’s murder (Times of Malta)
Pic via Matthew Ponsford
Appalling murder. R.I.P.
This is big and very dangerous. Malta is not long out of its shady past, and being small, has many arrangements and secrets that favour the few. Daphne was fearless, known all over the island and admired for her courage. Every one knows the government leadership stinks- but its proximity to Sicily and its ways make things less easy to say. This has the Mafia all over it.
No doubt about it. It will still be milked for all possible conspiracy/panama papers angles though.
malta is dinny’s ‘homeland’ these days, no?
They are not murdered but look our investigative journalists are treated. Frank Connolly, Gemma O’Doherty and Joe MacAnthony all hounded from their jobs.
Other investigative journalists are absorbed into the system by giving them a good living like Eamon McCann and Donal MacIntyre.
Ah but sure we have Garda Williams and Garda Reynolds.
I think you’ll find that our investigative journalists are not actually immune from being murdered. I’m sure those three wouldn’t be in a rush to swap places with Veronica Guerin in a hurry
Isnt Front Line Defenders still another one of ‘s gigs?
Sorry, should have read Isn’t Front Line Defenders still another one of REDACTED‘s gigs?
Still, applauding a sex pest like Clinton is more important.
Her blog is harrowing if you’re anti-corruption.
DOB probably saw it as a holiday brochure.
The Guardian view on murdering the messenger: a desperate situation
Daphne Caruana Galizia’s warnings that Malta was becoming a mafia state need to be taken seriously
Shure didn’t FF do a fine old trade in passports for “investment”? – I got mine that way, and I’m not the only Sheikh to avail of that facility ;-)