We're inspired by Daphne's life, journalism and unwavering commitment to the public interest. We work to ensure justice for her assassination and to continue her fight for press freedom and liberal democracy and against populism, corruption and impunity in Malta and internationally.
We set out to create a non-governmental organisation that's designed to provide a framework for the advocacy activities of people fighting for justice for Daphne. Because her assassination is impossible to isolate from systemic corruption, institutional and state capture, and a collapse in the rule of law in Malta, we have given ourselves a wide mandate to attack those diseases and fight for the principles of democracy using journalism and both legal and political mechanisms.
Our strong, balanced governance structure, defined by our legal deed of foundation, reflects the seriousness of this mission.
Legal support for our call for an independent public inquiry is graciously provided by Tony Murphy at Bhatt Murphy Solicitors. He has instructed Caoilfhionn Gallagher QC, Jonathan Price and Jennifer Robinson at Doughty Street Chambers, and Dr Therese Commodini Cachia MP, to provide legal advice. We are grateful for all of their work.
Legal advice on aspects of criminal law is provided by Dr Jason Azzopardi MP. Legal advice on aspects of constitutional and human rights law is provided by Dr Therese Comodini Cachia MP and Dr Eve Borg Costanzi.
Our advisors help direct the Foundation's actions and strategy. They're people with different backgrounds who care about our purposes and who, in all cases, fight for them independently.
This doesn't imply that the people individually named are those who are most active in the fight for justice.
We depend on and are thankful for the support that's been selflessly provided by press freedom and anti-corruption organisations. Those organisations and the people who work for them are not on our advisory board to maintain organisational independence. Nevertheless they work to support our mission in parallel as we share common goals.
Council of administration
The members of the Foundation's administrative council are the founders: Daphne's husband and sons Peter, Matthew, Andrew and Paul Caruana Galizia. Peter Caruana Galizia is the first chairman of the council.
Peter is a law partner at BCGL Advocates in Valletta, Malta, Matthew is the Director of the Foundation, Andrew is a Global Leadership Fellow at the World Economic Forum in Geneva and Paul is an editor at Tortoise in London.
Our deed of foundation requires that the council is made up of at least three people, who are unpaid.
The chairman of the Foundation may at any time, after consultation with the administrators, establish a supervisory council of at least two members.
Members of the supervisory council will have the power to exercise supervision over the acts of the administrators and to remove, substitute or add administrators.
The Foundation is set up as a social purpose, non-profit-making foundation in Malta, with legal personality. It was enrolled at the Office of the Commissioner for Voluntary Organisations on 15 April 2019.
The organisation's deed of foundation prevents it from having any beneficiaries. It is not established to trade or carry out commercial activities and exists only to fulfil its purpose.
Following two years' worth of audited financial statements, the Foundation was awarded permanent tax exemption status. Now that the Foundation has been designated as tax-exempt, 100% of its revenue and donations will be directed towards fulfilling its aims.
For more details, see our legal status page.
Matthew Caruana Galizia
Director of the Daphne Caruana Galizia Foundation
Matthew is an investigative journalist and software engineer. He worked at the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists before co-founding the Daphne Caruana Galizia Foundation in 2018.
Chief Operating Officer
Tina joined the Foundation in March 2020. Before that, she campaigned for justice for Daphne Caruana Galizia in Malta and internationally.
Head of Media Relations
Corinne is the sister of Daphne Caruana Galiza. She leads the Foundation's media relations and edits Taste & Flair, the monthly magazine which Daphne founded in 2014 and which the Foundation has continued to publish. Corinne previously spent many years working in media and communications.
Dalia joined the Foundation in August 2020. She is a graduate of law from Queen Mary University of London and The University of Edinburgh, where she received an LLM in European Law. Dalia has a keen interest in anti-corruption, and the practical applications of EU mechanisms to fight corruption.
Rebecca Bonello Ghio
Research & Advocacy Officer
Rebecca holds a master's in International Peace Studies from Trinity College Dublin and worked at the United Nations and European Parliament before joining the Foundation as our advocacy officer.
Roberta is a University of Malta law graduate and holds an Advanced LLM in Public International Law from Leiden University where she specialised in international criminal law. Roberta is dedicated to the pursuit of justice, and is particularly interested in matters relating to the public interest and business and human rights.