Malta: Journalists´ unions worldwide stand in solidarity with Daphne Caruana

Daphne Caruana Galizia. ©Running Commentary

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Several affiliates from the International and European Federation of Journalists have shown their solidarity following the killing of the investigative Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia on 16 October.

IFJ and EFJ affiliates from France (Initiates file downloadSNJ, SNJ-CGT and CFDT-Journalistes), Germany (DJV), Finland, Italy (FNSI), Iceland, Norway, UK (NUJ), Portugal (SDJ), Belgium (VVJ), Cyprus and Azerbaijan (JUHI), among others, have issued statements or published solidarity pictures on their social media with the message #solidaritywithDaphne.

The journalist, 53, was killed on 16 October by a car bomb in the town of Bidnija, near her family home - believed to be a targeted attack.

Opens external link in new windowDaphne Caruana was known for her investigative journalism and her blog Running Commentary, one of the most widely read websites in Malta and in which she revealed several corruption scandals involving Maltese politicians.

Media said the journalist had filed a police report 15 days before her killing saying she was being threatened.

Through these messages journalists´ unions worldwide pay a tribute to her memory and work and send their condolences to her family and friends.

Both Federations have submitted Opens external link in new windowan alert of the case to the Council of Europe's platform to promote the protection of journalism and safety of journalists.

 For more information, please contact IFJ on + 32 2 235 22 16

The IFJ represents more than 600,000 journalists in 141 countries

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