International organisations monitoring situation of “grave risk”

International organisations have urged close scrutiny as the public inquiry into the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia begins on 6 December. In a statement by the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF), the affiliate organisations “strongly urge media, international governmental organisations and diplomats to monitor this opening hearing”.

The ECPMF said that the public inquiry is a critical mechanism to ensure the whole truth emerges in the case of Daphne Caruana Galizia. “It is essential for ensuring that lessons are learned and implemented to protect other journalists in Malta who remain at great risk. We urge full transparency in the process of the public inquiry, in particular, that information pertaining to the inquiry is made publicly available in a timely fashion” said the ECPMF.