WATCH: Meryl Streep Pays Tribute To Assassinated Journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia

Actress refers to Daphne Caruana Galizia's assassination on CNN's Amanpour

World-famous actress Meryl Streep paid tribute to assassinated journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia on CNN’s Amanpour tonight.

Streep and Tom Hanks were Christiane Amanpour’s guests tonight to discuss their new film ‘The Post’, a political thriller about journalists from The Washington Post and The New York Times who published the Pentagon Papers in the 1970s. 

At one point, Streep referred to Caruana Galizia’s assassination last October to back up her argument that the press is under siege globally. 

“We’ve seen so many journalists jailed in exponentially greater numbers,” she said. “Part of that feels like some kind of permission issued tacitly by the United States, which says might makes right and if you want to shut it down then you can shut it down. We’ve had journalists jailed and killed, most famously Daphne Caruana Galizia - the woman who brought out the Panama Papers in Malta. The bad guys will always want to shut us down.”

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