Writers including Margaret Atwood, Salman Rushdie, Yann Martel, Neil Gaiman, Ian McEwan and Elif Shafak say much more needs to be done to find the investigative journalist’s killers
Monday marks six months since the brutal assassination of our colleague Daphne Caruana Galizia, Malta’s foremost investigative journalist. We write to express our profound concern with the investigation into her assassination, and regarding the behaviour of the management of Valletta 2018, the European Capital of Culture which is in Malta.
PEN International and our global community of journalists, writers and supporters believe that Daphne Caruana Galizia was killed in direct response to her fearless investigative journalism exposing high-level government corruption in Malta. Yet the very same Maltese government officials that she was investigating are in charge of the ongoing investigation into her murder. Senior government officials, including the prime minister, Joseph Muscat, are insisting on trying 34 libel cases against her.