The Murder Of Daphne Caruana Galizia And The Issue Of Corruption in Malta

Ahead of the Venice premiere of Steven Soderbergh’s new movie, the Laundromat, Meryl Streep paid a tribute to a Maltese journalist, Daphne Caruana Galizia, who was murdered for her investigative reporting. While the Laundromat is a comedy-drama, in her speech, Meryl Streep emphasized the dangers of investigative journalism on corruption and money laundering saying that “People died and people die still to get the word out.” Meryl Streep’s raised concerns follow a resolution relating to the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia and the rule of law in Malta adopted by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) on June 26, 2019. The resolution comes after a report prepared by Pieter Omtzigt MP (Netherlands) who served as the Special Rapporteur and led a year-long investigation into the issue.

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