The Malta Independent 19 September 2020, Saturday

The assassination of a journalist is a failure of the government – David Casa

Wednesday, 28 February 2018, 16:38 Last update: about 4 years ago

Nationalist MEP David Casa said it is “disgraceful that in Malta no one has assumed political responsibility for the murder of investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.”

Casa made this statement in light of the resignation of the Slovak Minister for Culture Marek Madaric over the murder of investigative journalist Jan Kuciak and his fiancée Martina Kusnirova. In his statement, Madaric said:  “Plainly said, I cannot as culture minister put up with a journalist being murdered during my tenure”.

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Reacting to this news, Casa stated: “The fact that Kuciak was investigating tax evasion, corruption and links between politicians and businessmen means that the situation in Slovakia must be monitored very closely. However the resignation of a Slovak minister is indicative of the recognition of the gravity of the situation and the undeniable realisation that political responsibility must be carried. The assassination of a journalist under these circumstances is a failure of the respective government”.

Daphne Caruana Galiza was assassinated on 16 October close to her Bidnija home. Three men were arraigned but no Maltese minister resigned.

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