The Maltese Community Council of Victoria (MCCV) in Australia honoured assassinated investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia on July 21. The MCCV held a reception to mark their 60th anniversary and presented the 2017 MCCV Annual Awards.
The award was given posthumously to Caruana Galizia for general services to the broader Maltese community and her contribution to democracy in Malta through investigative journalism.
The President of the Council Victor Borg said that the journalist paid the ultimate price with her own life while pursuing her mission. Borg said that Caruana Galizia’s untimely death needs to inspire other journalists and media houses in Malta to follow her lead.
This was one of the many awards that journalist Caruana Galizia was awarded posthumously recognising her work.