RPT attends vigil in London for Daphne Caruana Galizia
Director Clothilde Redfern joined RSF and other NGOs to remember Daphne and continue the fight for justice
Oct 19, 2020.
In many ways, it’s never been more dangerous to be a journalist globally than it is today. The 16th of October marked three years since journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia was assassinated in Malta for reporting the truth – and our Director Clothilde Redfern joined Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and other NGOs at a socially distanced vigil in London outside the Maltese High Commission to remember her.
“Three years is way too long to wait for justice in her case – but the reason it’s particularly important not to forget about Daphne and to keep the pressure on is because her case is so emblematic of impunity against the murders of journalists,” Clothilde said. “If we can’t make sure that there’s justice in this case, not only does it have implications for Daphne’s family, but for all journalists who do investigative work of her kind and are protecting all of us by investigating corruption worldwide.”
Daphne was a Maltese journalist who reported on government corruption, nepotism, patronage and allegations of money laundering. She was killed in a car bomb attack on 16th October 2017. The press freedom climate in Malta has continued to deteriorate since Daphne’s murder – journalists attempting to work independently are still often subjected to threats.
Watch the short report about the vigil produced by Byline TV.