New York, October 03, 2018–The Committee to Protect Journalists will join a group of international press freedom and freedom of expression organizations from October 15-17 on a mission to Malta. The group will support local civil society actions marking the one-year anniversary of the death of investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, and conduct fact-finding into the case and broader press freedom issues in the country. The group has requested meetings with government officials, including Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, as well as a wide range of civil society stakeholders.
The mission will publish a joint statement of findings on conclusion, to be presented in a press conference on October 17. Representatives of each organization will be available for comment or interview.
What: A joint mission to mark one year since the assassination of investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia and assess the climate for freedom of the press in Malta.
Where: Valletta, Malta
When: October 15-17, 2018. A joint press conference will be held at 9:00 a.m. local time on October 17 in Valletta, Malta. Venue to be confirmed.
Who: CPJ, Reporters Without Borders, the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom, the European Federation of Journalists, the International Press Institute, and PEN International.