The loss of Daphne Caruana Galizia
In 1987, Daphne Caruana Galizia’s voice started resonating more than others and grew into a journalistic force. She was a woman of talent whose art was writing. Her diligence and good work gained her a solid, international reputation.
Her voice was silenced last Monday, 16 October.
There are no words harsh enough to condemn the taking of her life with such violence.
Such a brutal act instils a sense of vengeance within the community. Violence breeds more violence and is never the answer or the solution. Therefore, we must all make sure that no abuse in whichever manner goes undetected. We should have the means and protection to do so with confidence.
The National Council of Women believes in freedom of expression. Investigative journalism is essential for democracy. Journalists have a mission which takes them beyond what is accessible; they must have the courage to expose the facts and the willingness to put themselves out there so that everyone will know what they have discovered. They, like all others who are carrying out their duty, should feel safe and protected.
The National Council of Women sends its condolences to Mrs Daphne Caruana Galizia’s family and loved ones. Mary Gaerty President National Council of Women