European Federation of Journalists

Vigil for Daphne Caruana Galizia: Still no justice five years on


The 16th of October will mark five years since the brutal assassination of Malta’s best-known investigative journalist and anti-corruption campaigner, Daphne Caruana Galizia.

To honour her memory and to continue calling for justice, the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) and the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) organise a vigil in Brussels on 14 October 2022.

We invite you to join us to send a clear message that we want to know who killed Daphne and why. We want truth and justice.

  • What: A vigil to pay tribute to the courage of Daphne Caruana Galizia, and to call for justice
  • Where: Outside the Residence Palace, 155 rue de la loi, 1040 Brussels
  • When: Friday 14 October at 1pm (30 min)

Further information

On 16 October 2017, as Daphne Caruana Galizia drove away from her family home in Bidnija, a bomb placed under the seat of her was detonated. She was 53 years old. The last words she wrote were “there are crooks everywhere. The situation is desperate.”

Five years since her brutal murder, the Maltese authorities have yet to prosecute all those involved in planning and carrying out the attack. At the same time, the Maltese authorities have yet to follow up with the anti-corruption recommendations by the Board of the public inquiry into the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia. The  recent publication by the Maltese government of its legislative proposals concerning the media sector and certain restrictions on the use of SLAPPs is a step in the right direction. However, Council of Europe commissioner for human rights Dunja Mijatović urged the Maltese authorities to secure public consultation. We support this call to include civil society when deciding and implementing media sector reform.