Two years to the day since Daphne Caruana Galizia’s assassination, the European Commission has paid tribute to the late Maltese journalists.
“Today marks two years since the world took leave of Daphne Caruana Galizia after she lost her life in an act of unspeakable brutality,” European Commission spokesperson Mina Andreeva told a press conference in Brussels.
If journalists are silenced, so is democracy.
Today marks two years since Daphne Caruana Galizia lost her life in an act of unspeakable brutality.
We pay tribute to her hard work and relentlessness and extend our most heartfelt sympathies to her family. pic.twitter.com/8GlDL45ElF
— European Commission ?? (@EU_Commission) October 16, 2019
“We would like to once more pay tribute to her hard work and relentlessness and extend our most heartfelt sympathies to her family. Today is a stark reminder that the right of a journalist to investigate, ask uncomfortable questions and report effectively is at the heart of the EU’s values and needs to be guaranteed at all times. If journalists are silenced, so is democracy.”
The press conference was also addressed by the Dimitris Avramopoulos, the outgoing European Commissioner for migration.
A silent gathering will be held at Bidnija at 2:55pm today to mark the time of Caruana Galizia’s assassination in the place where it occurred. A mass will be held in Valletta at 6pm, which will be directly followed by a demonstration for justice.