Media bosses demand EU push Malta on journalist killing

Directors of eight media groups in Europe and the US have called on the European Commission to use “all powers” to push for a full and independent investigation into the murder of Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.

“We ask that you use your office to engage the Maltese government in urgent dialogue to ensure that it is aware of its obligations as a member of the European Union to uphold the rule of law, and to maintain press freedom and free expression,” they said in a letter addressed to the Commission’s first vice president Frans Timmermans.

They insisted that an “independent inquiry” was “necessary.”

The letter was signed by the heads of the Financial Times, the BBC and The Guardian in the UK, as well as of France’s Le Monde, Germany’s Sueddeutsche Zeitung, Italy’s La Repubblica, Spain’s El Pais, and the New York Times.

Caruana Galizia was killed in a bomb attack on

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