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International press freedom groups condemn killing of Daphne Caruana Galizia

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PANA Committee demands ‘international investigation’ into Caruana Galizia assassination

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Journalists to unite in manifestation of solidarity

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Australia risks humanitarian crisis over asylum, says UNHCR

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Hugo Boss sailing with Alex Thomson at the Rolex Middlesea Race in Malta

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Sons of slain journalist call for Malta leader's resignation
VALLETTA, Malta -- The sons of slain investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia have called on the Maltese prime minister to resign. In a Facebook post Thursday, they said Joseph Muscat should take political responsibility for "failing to uphold our fundamental freedoms." The sons said they weren't endorsing Muscat's call for a reward to lead to their mother's assassins, saying "we are not interested in justice without change   Read More ...
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Tags: Death & Dying |  Journalism |  Journalists |  Murders | 
Places: Canada |  Europe |  S. Europe |  Malta | 
Malta reporters unite after Caruana Galizia murder
Journalists in Malta have taken to streets to insist they "will stand up to intimidation" as the sons of slain investigative journalist Hundreds of news industry workers on Thursday gathered outside the parliament in the capital, Valletta, holding up front pages and placards splattered in blood red paint to protest the murder of Caruana Galizia, a well-known reporter exposing corruption in Malta who was killed in a car bomb attack on Monday   Read More ...
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Tags: Death & Dying |  Journalism |  Journalists |  Murders |  Reporters | 
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Killed reporter's sons call for Maltese PM to quit
Ms Caruana Galizia - who reported extensively on corruption on the island and elsewhere, including through the Panama Papers leak - in Malta on Monday. Her sons Matthew, Andrew and Paul Galizia dismissed a government's offer of a reward to help find their mother's killers - and instead attacked Prime Minister Joseph Muscat. Writing on Facebook, they said the Prime Minister had presided over the "birth of a society dominated by fear, mistrust, crime and corruption" and said authorities could not guarantee a just investigation into the killing   Read More ...
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Places: Europe |  United Kingdom |  S. Europe |  Malta | 
ONU golpea la mesa y pide a Malta que juzgue a responsables de muerte de la periodista que indagó en “Panama Papers”
Un grupo de expertos de la ONU instaron hoy a Malta a “honrar” sus compromisos y a llevar a cabo una investigación rápida e independiente del asesinato de la periodista Daphne Caruana Galizia, a fin de juzgar a los responsables del homicidio. “Condenamos el asesinato de Daphne Caruana Galizia, una de las periodistas de investigación más conocidas de Malta y una fuerte opositora a la corrupción pública”, señalaron en un comunicado cuatro expertos independientes   Read More ...
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Expertos de ONU piden a Malta juzgar a autores del asesinato de periodista
19 de octubre de 2017 06:27 Expertos de ONU piden a Malta juzgar a autores del asesinato de periodista Un grupo de expertos de la ONU instaron el jueves, 19 de octubre del 2017, a Malta a "honrar" sus compromisos y a llevar a cabo una investigación rápida e independiente del asesinato de la periodista Daphne Caruana Galizia, a fin de juzgar a los responsables del homicidio   Read More ...
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Slain Malta journalist's sons dismiss reward, tell PM to quit
Valletta (AFP) - The sons of a murdered Maltese journalist on Thursday dismissed Prime Minister Joseph Muscat's offer of a reward to help find her killers and called for him to quit. Muscat has ruled out quitting and has vowed to bring those responsible for killing a reporter he has described as his "greatest adversary" to justice, with the help of FBI investigators   Read More ...
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Tags: Death & Dying |  Journalism |  Journalists |  Murders | 
Places: Europe |  S. Europe |  France |  Malta | 
Joseph Muscat challenges PN leader to request inquiry into allegations made by Caruana Galizia
Prime Minister Joseph Muscat this evening challenged the PN leader Adrian Delia to approach the courts and request an inquiry into the allegations that Daphne Caruana Galizia made about him and the people around him. Speaking in Parliament in what was supposed to have been his reaction to the Opposition Leader’s reply to the budget, Muscat said Delia had been quick to drop the libels against Caruana Galizia after she was killed   Read More ...
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Places: Europe |  S. Europe |  Malta | 
Daphne Caruana Galizia’s sons call on PM to resign; Government ‘failed our mother’
In an open letter on the page of Matthew Caruana Galizia, they say that the “people who for as long as we can remember sought to silence our mother cannot now be the ones to deliver justice.” After a day of unrelenting pressure from the President and Prime Minister of Malta for what’s left of our family to endorse a million-euro reward for evidence leading to the conviction of our mother’s assassins, this is what we are compelled to say   Read More ...
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Places: Europe |  S. Europe |  Malta | 
Watch: EP president Tajani invites Caruana Galizia family to Brussels, more vigils held
European Parliament president Antonio Tajani has invited the family of murdered journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia to attend a special plenary session that will be held in Brussels next week. In a tweet, Tajani said that the journalist was “killed for seeking truth”. Daphne Caruana Galizia was killed for seeking the truth. I invited her family to the EP plenary next week to join us in paying respect   Read More ...
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Budget debate turns to Caruana Galizia and concerns over rule of law and institutions
Discussions on the budget remained firmly in the background during today's parliamentary session, with PN Spokesperson for Energy Ryan Callus and PD Leader Marlene Farrugia. choosing to focus on the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia, and the serious concerns of the rule of law and competency of the country's institutions. Callus, who is also the son of journalist, began by saying it was difficult to talk about the future on the country, or on the budget specifically, when a bomb had killed a journalist right before the country's eyes   Read More ...
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‘How dare you?’ PL councillor attacks foreign media over journalist murder coverage
Marsaxlokk PL local councillor Daniel Zerafa has attacked foreign media for what he says is misreporting the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia, and lambasted them for expecting rule of law to exist in “a small island nation situated in the middle of three destabilized continents.” The shocking assassination of the journalist has brought wide-spread condemnation around the world, with prestigious media houses such as The Guardian and The New York Times publishing editorials on the issue   Read More ...
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Tags: Death & Dying |  Murders | 
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Simon Busuttil files constitutional application to overturn Judge Antonio Mizzi’s recusal refusal
PN MP Simon Busuttil has filed a constitutional application to overturn Mr Justice Antonio Mizzi's decision to not recuse himself in a case involving several high profile members of government. On 14 July 2017, today's application reads, an application was filed before the on duty magistrate, Ian Farrugia, regarding the Panama Papers. Magistrate Farrugia, the request read, decreed that the pre-requisites for an investigation were met, and that a magisterial inquiry be called   Read More ...
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Places: Malta | 
PM Muscat firmly believes in the institutions and will continue to defend them
Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said that he is a firm believer in the institutions and that he will continue to defend them. Answering a single question outside Parliament yesterday, after his Parliamentary speech which mainly focussed on the Daphne Caruana Galizia murder, this newsroom asked Muscat whether he believes the institutions have failed given that there were six bombs in two years, and that there were a number of investigations (related to the Panama Papers, Egrant etc   Read More ...
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Tags: Government |  Parliament | 
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TMI honours Daphne Caruana Galizia with empty page instead of her article
TMI honours Daphne Caruana Galizia with empty page instead of her article The Malta Independent on Thursday carried, for 20 years, an article written by Daphne Caruana Galizia, who was killed by a bomb placed in her car. Today, the first Thursday after her death, this space has been left empty in memory of her except for a black ribbon accompanied by the words: “Your pen has been silenced but your voice will live on”   Read More ...
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TMID Editorial: Daphne’s murder - ‘The situation is desperate’
The immediate reaction that followed the news that Daphne Caruana Galizia had been the victim of a cold-blooded murder was one of shock. The feeling eventually gave way to anger - anger at the situation the country now finds itself in, a place which no longer feels safe, and one in which the most fundamental rights are being threatened. Many cringed on hearing Adrian Delia tell Parliament on Monday that this was a political murder - the result of the total collapse of rule of law in the last four years   Read More ...
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Places: Europe |  S. Europe |  Malta | 
Man accused of murder says three bombs disappeared from victim’s garage
A man accused of murdering Matthew Zahra in 2012 has suggested that three explosive devices which were stored in the victim’s garage were unaccounted for, insisting he wants to speak to the police inspector Jason Galea and Ronald Urry are charged with luring the deceased, who was a taxi driver, to a field, and shooting him dead. Zahra disappeared in 2012 and his remains were only found in the Birzebbugia field the following year when police were investigating the murder of Mario Camilleri, known as L-imniehru, and his son Mario Camilleri jnr   Read More ...
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Tags: Death & Dying |  Obituary |  Murders | 
Places: Europe |  S. Europe |  Malta | 
PANA committee announces special debate on press freedom in Malta to honour Caruana Galizia
At a meeting of the European Parliamentary (EP) committee on money laundering, tax avoidance and tax evasion – known as the PANA committee – a special debate was announced on press freedoms in Malta to honour murdered journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia. It is not clear when such a debate will take place. The committee, which met to vote on a draft report which investigated allegations of money laundering and tax avoidance in the EU, together with draft recommendations   Read More ...
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64% of Maltese feel EU membership is a good thing
The share of EU citizens who believe that their country has benefitted from EU membership is 64%, an increase of four percentage points compared to 2016. In Malta this percentage shoots up to 89% with the majority of respondents on this being of the opinion that the EU contributes to economic growth in our country.In the latest European Parliament survey, 57% say EU membership is good for their country - a share that is almost back at its pre-crisis level   Read More ...
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Talks between Air Malta and ALPA at standstill: ‘We have been given deadlines before’
Talks over the new collective agreements between Air Malta and the Airline Pilots’ Association (ALPA) have reached a standstill, sources close to the union have told The Malta Independent. Last Thursday, Tourism Minister Konrad Mizzi had told the newsroom that talks with the union were well underway and he believed that “common sense will prevail.” Mizzi reiterated that the company had to have the collective agreements by the end of December in order to remain solvent and continue on a revenue-based approach   Read More ...
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Crowd-funding for reward for information on Caruana Galizia murder set up
David Thake has set up a fund to raise a reward of €1 million for any information that leads to the capture of the person or persons involved with the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia. In the event that the fund goes unclaimed or un-awarded, the monies will be distributed to Dar Merhba Bik which was the Charity that Daphne had identified as her beneficiary of choice in the last crowdfund, which was set up by Thake after a garnishee order was issued during her libel cases with Minister Chris Cardona   Read More ...
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Tags: Death & Dying |  Murders | 
Places: Malta | 
Alleged accomplice to man charged with attempt to set woman on fire denied bail
A man charged with being an accomplice in a case involving a cousin who allegedly tried to set a woman on fire, was denied bail in court today. Alvin Pullicino, 26, is charged with attempted murder and attempted arson, and his cousin, Gavin Spagnol, 21, is charged with complicity. The case took place in Zabbar on 12 July. The alleged victim’s son has not testified in court yet, and Magistrate Joe Mifsud also said that he will not shun his responsibility from protecting society at large   Read More ...
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Places: Europe |  S. Europe |  Malta | 
TMID Editorial: Daphne’s murder - Always a challenge, even in death
Last Sunday was her last column. The next day Malta’s top investigative journalist was cruelly and callously snuffed out for good. Today her page has been intentionally left blank as a tribute to her work. And this page will, in all honesty, be difficult to fill in the future. While this space can easily be made replete with newsprint, the fact of the matter is that no one will ever be able to take Caruana Galizia’s place   Read More ...
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Tags: Death & Dying |  Murders | 
Places: Europe |  S. Europe |  Malta | 
Watch: PM’s speech gave impression that he was the victim in this tragedy - Delia
Opposition Leader Adrian Delia said, in response to the Prime Minister's speech in Parliament tonight, that it was as though the Prime Minister tried to give the impression that he (Joseph Muscat) was the victim in this tragedy. "Democracy was the victim, Caruana Galizia was the victim, freedom of speech was the victim. These are the things that affect the country currently and the country's future," he said   Read More ...
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Vlog: Nothing can justify Daphne Caruana Galizia murder - Miriam Dalli
Vlog: Nothing can justify Daphne Caruana Galizia murder - Miriam Dalli Nothing can ever justify the brutal murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia, Labour MEP Miriam Dalli said. In her vlog today, Dalli, herself a former editor and journalist, says that a person should not be killed because of what he or she says and writes. One may not agree with what is said and written, and there are laws in place to fight this   Read More ...
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Tags: Death & Dying |  Murders | 
Places: Europe |  S. Europe |  Malta | 
Death of 'journalist who exposed major corruption' echoes in all corners of the globe
The killing of renowned journalist and blogger Daphne Caruana Galizia has devastated many here in Malta but it also sent shock waves throughout the whole globe. Her assassination prompted editorials from internationally renowned newspapers from all the corners of the world. News agencies and international media from all over the world are reporting how a journalist 'who exposed major corruption' was killed   Read More ...
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Tags: Journalism |  Journalists | 
Places: Europe |  S. Europe |  Malta | 
Daphne Caruana Galizia murder: Journalists to hold manifestation of solidarity
Daphne Caruana Galizia murder: Journalists to hold manifestation of solidarity Journalists will hold a manifestation of solidarity tomorrow following the murder of their colleague Daphne Caruana Galizia last Monday. The event will be held on the steps outside Parliament at noon. All journalists, contributors, bloggers, TV and radio presenters, and other media staff including photographers, videographers and video editors, and sports journalists are invited to join this gathering   Read More ...
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Tags: Journalism |  Journalists | 
Places: Europe |  S. Europe |  Malta | 
Champions League: Chelsea in 3-3 draw against Roma, Juventus beat Sporting
Chelsea threw away a two-goal lead against Roma before recovering to draw 3-3 in the Champions League on Wednesday, while Juventus labored to a 2-1 win at home to Sporting Lisbon. It was easier for Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich. The German side beat Celtic 3-0 and PSG won 4-0 at Anderlecht to remain perfect. Manchester United also made it three wins out of three with a 1-0 victory at Benfica, as did Barcelona, which beat Olympiakos 3-1, despite playing the entire second half with 10 men   Read More ...
Places: Malta | 
Inside the unfiltered Maltese home
In very recent years the image of the traditional Maltese home has been deconstructed and fetishised by young, filter savvy Intsa-glamourati. Maltese tiles, vintage typography, and 'things made out of wicker' have become beacons of national nostalgia and domestic pride. The young and fashionable have revived these elements of Maltese interiors and made them their own, pairing them with of-the-moment lighting trends and contemporary furniture staples   Read More ...
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Daphne’s car wreck taken to police compound in Pembroke
Daphne’s car wreck taken to police compound in Pembroke The car Daphne Caruana Galizia was driving when it was blown up, killing the journalist instantly, was on Wednesday removed from the scene of the crime, more than 48 hours after the incident. It was taken to the police compound it Pembroke, where it arrived at around 6.50pm under heavy police escort   Read More ...
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Cruise passenger traffic up 2.7 per cent in third quarter – NSO
Total cruise passenger traffic during the third quarter of 2017 amounted to 214,497, an increase of 2.7 per cent over the corresponding period last year. There were 99 cruise liner calls during the third quarter of 2017, seven less than last year. At 76.9 per cent, transit passengers accounted for the absolute majority of total traffi c, reaching 164,947. A total of 7,466 passengers visited Gozo, while 14,129 passengers spent at least one night on board their berthed cruise liner   Read More ...
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Malta journalist Daphne Galizia's sons reject million euro reward
The sons of an investigative journalist killed in a car bomb attack in Malta have refused to endorse a one million euro (£890,000) reward for evidence leading to a conviction in the case. Daphne Caruana Galizia's three sons have also called for the country's prime minister to resign. Caruana Galizia died in an explosion shortly after she left her home in Bidnija, near Mosta, on Monday   Read More ...
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Tags: Journalism |  Journalists | 
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МИД России раскритиковал статью о революции 1917 года в газете Times of Malta
Министерство иностранных дел России раскритиковало статью британского журналиста Мартина Шиклуна «Русская революция 1917», которая была опубликована в англоязычной мальтийской газете Times of Malta. «К сожалению, вместо вдумчивой попытки разобраться в истоках и последствиях революции 1917 года автор решил поупражняться в создании ещё одного пропагандистского опуса. Изложенные им мысли не блещут оригинальностью, в статье повторяются известные антироссийские мифы в духе «аннексии Крыма», «вторжения в Донбасс и Грузию», «вмешательства в президентские выборы в США» и т   Read More ...
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‘Your pen has been silenced but your voice will live on’
A newspaper has paid tribute to Malta’s best-known investigative journalist by leaving her regular column blank. Daphne Caruana Galizia, 53, was killed in an explosion shortly after she left her home on the island on Monday. The journalist, who used a blog to accuse politicians of corruption, wrote for The Malta Independent over 20 years. The newspaper today left her Thursday column blank except for her photo and the words: “Your pen has been silenced but your voice will live on   Read More ...
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Tags: Journalism |  Journalists | 
Places: Europe |  S. Europe |  Malta | 
Man grievously injured in St Paul’s Bay fight
A man, 45, from Eritrea but a resident of St Paul’s Bay was grievously injured in a fight early this morning, according to the police. The incident occurred on Triq il-Kavetta at 5am, when the man got involved in an argument with several other people. Police investigations are on-going.   Read More ...
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Places: Malta | 
Innovation hub – not another Alice in Wonderland
With so much ado about innovation and blockchain technology in the air, one may believe that having a research and business innovation hub in Malta complementary to Silicon Valley is not a fantasy dream similar to when Alice was caught staring at the Looking Glass in Lewis Carroll’s novel. It can prove to be a true catalyst to anchor existing manufacturing community and attract new ones   Read More ...
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Shahd Alshammari at the Malta Book Festival 2017
The Kuwaiti author will be speaking with Toni Aquilina on November 9 at the Mediterranean Conference Centre, Valletta A special guest of this year’s edition of the Malta Book Festival, Kuwaiti poet, writer and academic Shahd Alshammari will be talking to Toni Aquilina in an event set up by Faraxa in collaboration with the National Book Council at the Activity Area (MCC) on November 9, starting at 18:00   Read More ...
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Quebec passes law banning people with face coverings from getting public services
'We are just saying that for reasons linked to communication, identification and safety, public services should be given and received with an open face', said Philippe Couillard Quebec has passed a sweeping ban on face coverings – barring public workers and citizens from wearing the niqab or burqa, when seeking government services or riding public transit. This law is believed to be the first of its kind in North America   Read More ...
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Film Review | Blade Runner
Yearning for a connection: Ana de Armas and Ryan Gosling have an existentially problematic relationship in Denis Villeneuve’s hypnotic and resonant Blade Runner sequel When I went to watch Blade Runner 2049, a trailer of Thor: Ragnarok preceded the film. Now, that’s a film I’m looking forward to seeing. By all accounts, the Marvel Studios confection will be as fun a ride as most of them, even if – perhaps – its only claim to any uniqueness would be that its director is one Taika Waititi, the promising New Zealand actor and filmmaker partly responsible for 2014’s lovable and hilarious vampire spoof/mockumentary, What We Do in the Shadows   Read More ...
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[WATCH] Commissioner of Police should not resign, minister says
Commissioner of Police Lawrence Cutajar Home Affairs Minister Michael Farrugia has defended Commissioner of Police Lawrence Cutajar, whose resignation was called by the Opposition in the House of Representatives. The Commissioner of Police was said to have been conspicuous by his absence, with the press not acccorded a crime conference on the car-bomb assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia   Read More ...
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World’s deepest lake undergoing crisis due to pollution and poaching
Lake Baikal in its prime (Photo: Lakepedia) Lake Baikal in Siberia, is undergoing its gravest crisis in recent history, according to experts, as the government bans the catching of a signature fish, which has lived in the world’s deepest lake for centuries but is now under threat. Holding one-fifth of the world’s unfrozen fresh water, Baikal is a natural wonder of “exceptional value to evolutionary science” meriting its listing as a world heritage site by Unesco   Read More ...
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