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Daphne Caruana Galizia: Defender of free of expression

November 28, 2018

After journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, who was killed by a car bomb in Malta in a murder thought to be related to her work, her three sons have become outspoken advocates of the right to freedom of expression.

Daphne Caruana Galizia
Image: Reuters/D. Z. Lupi

Matthew, Andrew and Paul Caruana Galizia are the sons of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia who was killed in 2017 by a car bomb in Malta: 

"The free flow of facts and opinions - the stock in trade of journalists - creates societies that are richer, fairer and more resilient; in short, societies that are worth living in. This means the impunity with which journalists are harassed and murdered is more our problem than theirs.

The collective loss outweighs the individual loss. The journalist loses their life, but the living lose their right to know, to speak and to learn. The kind of society our mother, Daphne Caruana Galizia, fought for is impossible without freedom of expression, a right she was killed trying to defend and one which could only be taken from her by a car bomb."

Their contribution is part of Deutsche Welle's #Article19ForAll project. The goal is to collect voices and opinions to mark the 70th anniversary of the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights and more specifically Article 19 which defined free expression and access to information as basic human rights.