Statement on World Press Freedom Day

03 May 2021

The Daphne Caruana Galizia Foundation joins organisations around the world in commemorating World Press Freedom Day, an occasion to celebrate the free press and its work in the public interest.

The Foundation works to ensure justice for Daphne and continues her fight for press freedom, democracy and the right to information.

The Passport Papers, an international investigation into the sale of Maltese citizenship led by the Foundation, opened the Malta Investigative Journalism Centre.

The MIJC, coordinated by the Foundation and funded by the Digital Defenders Partnership and a donation from Joseph Farrugia and his family, is facilitating more collaborative investigations and will support new journalists in doing public interest work.

The Foundation’s work continues with the FOI Youth Project, an initiative with Access Info Europe that trains young people to exercise their right to information, and in developing its Public Interest Litigation Network, which will empower citizens to hold power to account.

Citizens and journalists alike can take a stand against the misinformation and abuses of power they see everyday in Malta and, on World Press Freedom Day, the Foundation commits to supporting them.