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Malta: Family of murdered journalist says public inquiry report is 'a historic opportunity to ensure real change for the safety of journalists'

"Public inquiry findings: ‘Historic opportunity to ensure real change for the safety of journalists’", 29 July 2021.

Daphne Caruana Galizia’s family has said the public inquiry report is “a landmark” in the campaign to ensure the Maltese State is held accountable for its positive obligation to protect journalists and called on the government to accept the recommendations of the inquiry and to publish its plan of action without delay.

“This is a historic opportunity to ensure real change for the safety of journalists and to a process of national healing following the traumatic assassination...” the family said...

Caruana Galizia was brutally killed... as she was investigating a cache of leaked documents related to the Electrogas energy deal.

... [T]he family members said the public inquiry’s findings confirmed their conviction from the start that the journalist’s assassination was “a direct result of the collapse of the rule of law and the impunity that the State provided” to the corrupt network on which she was reporting...

Reporters Without Borders said it would continue to work to hold the Maltese government accountable... with a particular eye to ensuring concrete measures are implemented to actively protect journalists...

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