The Malta Independent 27 September 2020, Sunday

IGM urges police to call press conference on murder investigation

Wednesday, 27 November 2019, 18:51 Last update: about 11 months ago

The Institute of Maltese Journalists (IGM) has appealed to the police to call a press conference, given that one has not been called since the first details regarding the latest developments related to the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia began to be published.

This press conference should be called to inform the public of the latest developments regarding the investigation, the IGM said.

The IGM also condemned the intimidation, threats and attacks made on members of the press who are doing their job.


The IGM Council said that it received a report that during the 26 November protest in front of Parliament, "and afterwards in Castille square, some journalists were insulted and threatened by some people who took part in the protest. The Council condemns such action."

"During these times we are in, important and extraordinary news is breaking, and journalists need to be free to report what is happening without any intimidation or interference of any kind."

"While expressing solidarity with the journalists, the IGM also appealed for calm."

The IGM thanked journalists for their work, "and for showing how journalism in Malta is truly a pillar of democracy, by keeping the public informed with all that is going on."

They reminded journalists to follow the highest standards of ethical journalism. The IGM also referred to a report it received from the Malta Police Association regarding incorrect reporting, and urged journalists to assure correct reportage.



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