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Mundus Journalism in support of calls for investigation following Journalist's death

Alumni are rallying together to demand justice following the death of their classmate's mother, panama papers investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.

2017.10.24 | Hannah Spyksma

The Mundus Journalism Consortium supports our alumni's calls for justice - and wishes to extend our heartfelt condolences to Matthew Caruana Galizia, an alumnus of the programme and City, University of London graduate.

Matthew’s mother, investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, was assasinated in a car bomb not far from their family home in Malta on October 16.

The Erasmus Mundus Master’s in Journalism, Media and Globalisation brings together practicing journalists from around the world to analyse and reflect on global change.

As part of this mission, we stand for journalistic freedom worldwide, and the right to continue holding the powerful to account without fear of harm or death.

The consortium is in solidarity with calls for justice for Daphne’s execution, and a full and independent investigation into her death and - most importantly - the circumstances leading to it.

To this extent we support the call for justice by Matthew’s classmates, our alumni, who have produced this following video.

You will find this video on our twitter via alumna Paulette Desormeaux. Please share with the hashtags: #justicefordaphne #DaphneCaruana

Matthew, an investigative journalist for the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, is also speaking extensively about his mother's death. In an open post on his facebook page, dated October 19, he says:

"Justice, beyond criminal liability, will only be served when everything that our mother fought for – political accountability, integrity in public life and an open and free society – replaces the desperate situation we are in.

Read more on Matthew Caruana Galizia's facebook page - where his words have been widely reported by several international media outlets, or see this tweet by alumni Thomas Seymat for more background on the context of Daphne's death.

 

 

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