RSF deplores Maltese government offensive against “Daphne Project”

first_img MaltaEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalists CorruptionConflicts of interestImpunityFreedom of expression RSF_en Malta: Developments in murder case mark nascent steps towards justice for Daphne Caruana Galizia Help by sharing this information MaltaEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalists CorruptionConflicts of interestImpunityFreedom of expression Initiated in the past few days, the campaign is targeting both the Daphne Project and Daphne Caruana Galizia’s family.“We deplore the fact that the government’s response to investigative reporting and to legitimate requests by the family of the murdered journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia has been to launch calls for a demonstration.” RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire said.“We would like the government to concentrate on facilitating the ongoing judicial investigation and to provide all the resources that are needed to shed light on this shocking murder. The Maltese judicial system must also act on the information that has been revealed by the journalistic investigations.”The Daphne Project revelations by the Forbidden Stories consortium of investigative reporters – a project launched with RSF’s support – have cause a stir in Malta, especially in political circles.The ruling Labour Party has reacted by waging an aggressive campaign in the media and on social networks for the biggest possible turnout for demonstrations on 1 May against both the Daphne Project and what it calls the “Caruana family’s provocation.”Malta is ranked 65th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index, 18 places lower than in the 2017 Index. Daphne Caruana Galizia was killed when a bomb placed under her car exploded as she drove away from her home in Bidnija, in the north of the island of Malta (photo: Matthew Mirabelli / AFP). News April 27, 2018 – Updated on August 23, 2019 RSF deplores Maltese government offensive against “Daphne Project” to go further News Receive email alertscenter_img Organisation News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the smear campaign launched by the Maltese government in response to the revelations of the “Daphne Project” media investigations into journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia’s murder last October. June 2, 2021 Find out more Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive February 24, 2021 Find out more News Follow the news on Malta December 2, 2020 Find out morelast_img