International press freedom groups condemn killing of Maltese investigative journalist

Sixteen press freedom and media professional groups condemn the killing of investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia and demand an immediate and independent investigation into her death. “The murder of a prominent investigative journalist in broad daylight in an EU Member State underscores the seriousness of this crime. Daphne Caruana Galizia’s work as a journalist to hold power to account and shine a light on corruption is vital to maintaining our democratic institutions. Her killing is a loss for her country and for Europe”, Hannah Machlin, project manager for Index on Censorship’s data platform Mapping Media Freedom, said. Daphne Caruana Galizia…

EFJ and IFJ condemn murder of Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia

Maltese investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia has been murdered on 16 October around 3pm by a car bomb in the town of Bidnija, near her family home. The European and International Federations of Journalists condemned today this killing. Daphne Caruana Galizia, 53, was known for her investigative journalism and her blog Running Commentary, which was one of the most widely read websites in Malta. The journalist has been sued many times for her blog posts in which she revealed several corruption scandals involving Maltese politicians. The EFJ had denounced in February 2017 the freeze of her bank accounts as well as the…

EFJ-IFJ deeply saddened by death of Swedish Journalist Kim Wall

The European and International Federations of Journalists (EFJ-IFJ) today joined their Swedish affiliate, Swedish Journalists’ Union (SUJ), in expressing their sadness following the confirmation of freelance Swedish journalist Kim Wall’s death which occurred in Copenhagen, Denmark. “It is with sadness and dismay that we received the confirmation of our colleague’s death. Our thoughts are with Kim Wall’s family,” said Jonas Nordling, president of the Swedish Union of Journalists (SUJ). EFJ president Mogens Blicher Bjerregård also sent to the Swedish Union of Journalist and Kim Wall’s family his deepest sympathy after the confirmation this morning from the Danish police that the…