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Press freedom in Malta

Event date: 14/11/2017

Press freedom in Malta

On the 16th October 2017, the Maltese investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia  was killed in a car bomb explosion. Ms Caruana Galizia gave to the Committee of Inquiry into Money Laundering, Tax Avoidance and Tax Evasion (PANA) evidence about her work on the Panama Papers at a meeting in February 2017 in Malta.

 

Every day journalists risk their lives to help keep us informed. Freedom of Press is considered to be an essential element of democracy by the European Parliament, which strongly supports it within the EU and beyond. Article 11 of the EU's Charter of Fundamental Rights clearly states that “freedom and pluralism of the media shall be respected”.

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During the plenary session (16-19 December 2019) in Strasbourg, MEPs debate the rule of Law in Malta, after the recent revelations around the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia

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European Parliament delegation to visit Malta 3-4 December on a fact-finding mission: MEPs meet with civil society, Maltese government and authorities, and the Galizia family

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Following the brutal assassination of an investigative journalist, MEPs debate the situation of the rule of law in Malta and vote on a resolution on Wednesday.

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Political groups discuss media freedom and protection for journalists, after the brutal murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia, a Maltese journalist noted for her work on the Panama papers, corruption, and also drug trafficking.

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