“Until the truth is unveiled, we need more books on Daphne”

Miguela Xuereb

“Until the truth is unveiled, we need many more books on Daphne Caruana Galizia”, La Republica journalist Carlo Bonini said during an interview on Newsbook.com.mt

On Monday a book co-authored by Bonini, former BBC journalist John Sweeney and local journalist and blogger Manuel Delia was launched during an event at the Catholic Institute. The launch was followed by a lecture delivered by Bonini.

The book, Murder on the Malta Express, was one of the subjects discussed during an interview hosted by Newsbook.com.mt editor-in-chief Sylvana DeBono and which will be aired on 103 during a special programme which will mark the second anniversary since journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia was assassinated.

Read: Murder on the Malta Express: new book documents Daphne’s assassination

Bonini spoke about the struggle to keep Daphne’s memory alive, adding that future works will be more than welcomed, as you can kill the messenger but not the message.

Delia explained that news offers snippets into the story; however, the story needs to be understood as a whole. 

Sweeney recalled when he learnt of Caruana Galizia’s assassination. He spoke about his interview with Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, in which he had dubbed him ‘the artful dodger’.

He added that he came back from the interview feeling stunned, describing Muscat as ‘devious’ and ‘dishonest’, and saying “’there’s a big problem in Malta”. 

Tune in to 103 tomorrow at 1pm to listen to the full interview.