A large-scale portrait of the late journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia was produced in Italy in her honour and others fighting for press freedom.
It was created by freelance designer Massimo Racozzi for the sixth edition of Festival del Giornalismo, organised by press freedom organisation Leali delle Notizie in Ronchi dei Legionari, Italy.
This year’s theme focused on mafia and press freedom, and the final award, Il Premio Leali delle Notizie, was presented in memory of the Maltese journalist who dedicated her life to uncovering corruption.
Fabiana Pacella, an Italian investigative journalist, was the winner of this year’s prize.
She was awarded for over two decades of investigations into an Italian mafia group the Sacra Corona Unita, which has plagued the local political sphere. The journalist continues her work despite continuous threats.
Pacella took the opportunity to praise the newspaper portrait.
“That face, Daphne’s face, is made up of the faces of all the journalists who died while searching for the truth,” she wrote.
She also overheard on-lookers reacting to the piece.
“Look at that woman,” the father told the children.
“You have to know who she is. It is important for you, for your future. “
The court case into the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia is slowly unravelling in court, with businessman Yorgen Fenech arrested as the prime suspect. Other figures at the highest strata of power have been linked too, including allegations involving ex-OPM Chief-Of-Staff Keith Schembri, who Fenech called the real mastermind behind the assassination.
Caruana Galizia’s son Matthew has said that the main motive behind his mother’s murder could be related to the ElectroGas deal. Fenech is a key shareholder in the project and served as a director before his arrest. Caruana Galizia had received a 200,000 document leak from ElectrogGas in the months leading up to her assassination.
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