The investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia was awarded the Transparency International’s 2018 Anti-Corruption Award posthumously. Over a 1000 nominations were received, with Caruana Galizia being shortlisted among CICIG – an international body charged with investigating and prosecuting serious crime in Guatemala and Khadija Ismayilova, an Azeri investigative journalist and human rights activist, among others. Ana Garrido Ramos, a Spanish whistleblower was also awarded the Anti-Corruption Award.
The 18th International Anti-Corruption Conference kicked off today and will come to an end on 24 October in Copenhagen, Denmark.
The programme of events includes more than 70 events as part of the conference which includes anti-corruption related workshops, movie screening, among others.
Meanwhile in Parliament…
Nationalist MP Karol Aquilina asked the Prime Minister Joseph Muscat whether the Government would be organizing any activities to mark the first year since Caruana Galizia’s assassination. The Prime Minister replied in the negative stating that the family had made it known that they did not have faith in the Maltese State and that the State would be respecting their wishes.