Matthew and Paul Caruana Galizia, two of the three sons of assassinated journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, were interviewed on CNN’s flagship global affairs show Amanpour about the Daphne Project tonight.
Matthew Caruana Galizia told Christiane Amanpour that the Daphne Project – an ongoing collaboration by journalists from 18 global media houses – has so far served to humanise his mother.
“Stories are still coming out, but the first batch of stories has served to humanise our mother to an audience that was only used to seeing propaganda about her,” he said. “This had left them [the audience] bewildered and they don’t know how to deal with it because they had an image of her as a witch, as a subhuman or non-human. They were made to hate her and now that they’re seeing a human being they just don’t know what to do. I think the Daphne Project has succeeded in that objective at least, and now that the journalists themselves are taking up her investigations, it does feel like a taste of justice.”
He also reiterated that he would have destroyed his mother’s laptop before handing it over to the Maltese police, arguing that his mother’s sources are more important than “the government’s thirst for vengeance against her”.
Paul Caruana Galizia said that complete justice for his mother’s murder will only be served once the public knows who ordered the assassination and why.
“We want to know why she was killed and what links it had to the government and the Prime Minister,” he said. “We want a completely open and transparent public inquiry. Did [the three murder suspects] have links to the government? Our mother investigated political corruption and its hard to see this coming from anywhere else outside Malta’s political system.”