Following the barbaric assassination of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia on Monday, the country and indeed the world has stopped in shock and have risen in protest. Make no mistake, this was not only an attack on one person – this was an attack on freedom of expression as we know it.
Thousands of people have already gone out to remember a journalist who was widely known to be one of the best investigative journalists on the island. Given the events, we as university students feel that we cannot stand still and let this situation pass by.
As a result, The Yuppie together with the Kunsill Studenti Universitarji and the University of Malta’s other media organisations, Insite Malta and The Third Eye will be uniting on Quad tonight at 7:30pm to make a silent statement in favour of freedom of expression and the free press. Everyone is free to join.
Freedom of expression is a fundamental right of any modern society. We cannot, and shall not be silenced.