The public inquiry is a critical mechanism to ensure the whole truth emerges in the case of Daphne Caruana Galizia. It is essential for ensuring that lessons are learned and implemented to protect other journalists in Malta who remain at great risk. We urge full transparency in the process of the public inquiry, in particular that information pertaining to the inquiry is made publicly available in a timely fashion.
Our organisations strongly urge media, international governmental organisations and diplomats to monitor this opening hearing.
Our organisations will closely monitor the public inquiry, which is set to last 9 months. Sarah Clarke, Head of Europe and Central Asia for ARTICLE 19, will monitor the first hearing at 9am on 6 December.
Reporters Without Borders (RSF)
Association of European Journalists
Committee to Protect Journalists
European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF)
European Federation of Journalists
Free Press Unlimited (FPU)
International Press Institute
Friday 6 December 0900 CET
Court of Appeal,
Republic St, Valletta, Malta
For media inquiries:
- Rebecca Vincent, RSF, +44 (0) 20 7324 8903
- Pam Cowburn, A19, [email protected], + 44 (0) 7749 785 932
- Flutura Kusari, ECPMF, [email protected], +383 (0) 49 236 664