Today, on the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists, CPJ joined with other international press freedom groups to condemn the murder last month of Daphne Caruana Galizia, an investigative journalist from Malta.
The organizations, led by Reporters Without Borders, held a vigil for Caruana Galizia and released a statement calling for those responsible for the journalist’s killing to be punished.
“Daphne Caruana Galizia embodied the courage and commitment of independent journalists everywhere to bring us the news and illuminate inconvenient truths at great risk. Her cowardly murder must not go unpunished,” CPJ Europe and Central Asia Program Coordinator Nina Ognianova said in the joint statement. “Today, we stand with Caruana Galizia’s family, friends, and colleagues in the pledge to seek justice for her and for all journalists who have paid the ultimate price simply for doing their job.”
To read the joint statement, click here.