Matthew Caruana Galizia Shortlisted For International Press Freedom Award

He is one of four nominees for Reporters Without Borders' Prize for Impact

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Investigative journalist Matthew Caruana Galizia, son of the late Daphne Caruana Galizia, has just been shortlisted for the Reporters Without Borders' 2018 Press Freedom Awards, taking place in London for the first time ever since its inception in 1992.

Journalists, NGOs and media organisations from 12 different countries have been nominated for the three international awards, celebrating Courage, Impact, and Independence in journalism. A fourth award, ‘L’esprit de RSF’* will be presented to a UK journalist to mark London’s hosting of the awards.

*RSF stands for Rapporteurs Sans Frontières, Reporters Without Borders' original name.

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Nominees for this year's Press Freedom Awards

The news of Matthew's nomination comes two days after the one year anniversary since his mother's assassination. He is being nominated for the Prize for Impact award, specifically for his tireless work on achieving "justice for his mother's murder and for the crimes she exposed" as well as "to galvanise the international community, and to hold the Maltese authorities to account".

The awards will be taking place on the 8th November, in the Getty Images Gallery in Fitzrovia, London. You can read more about the awards and nominees here.

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