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Invicta: The Life and Work of Daphne Caruana Galizia
Edited by Joseph A. Debono & Caroline Muscat


On 16 October 2017, Daphne Caruana Galizia, the most formidable Maltese journalist of her time, was murdered by a bomb placed under her car. That bomb did not just kill one of the most prominent characters in the history of Malta since Independence, it also tore a hole right through Maltese society and politics. For over thirty years, Daphne took a pen to Maltese society and politics and, wielding it like a razor, shaved as close to the flesh as she possibly could. Her cause was democracy in its fullest sense, Daphne insisted that democracy was not just majority rule, it also comprised minority rights, checks and balances, rule of law, autonomy of the institutions, accountability and good governance. Above all, she upheld freedom of expression as the fundamental instrument through which to scrutinise authorities and hold them to account. For her pains, she was demonised and came under sustained fire for all those thirty years, but not once did she wilt or flinch.


“Invicta” means “the unconquered woman” and there is no more fitting epithet for Daphne than this. For she died with pen in her hand and unyielding to the very end. To pay tribute and to commemorate Daphne’s significant contribution to democracy and to journalism, this book brings together an array of Maltese and international academics, journalists and friends. It is time to reflect deeply on Daphne and her legacy.

This book does just that.


Reviews


'One of the most long-lasting tributes to the slain journalist is Invicta, a veritable festschrift in her honour which her friends, working to a very tight deadline, produced with­in a month of her death.'
- Laurence Grech,The Sunday Times of Malta

Invicta: The Life and Work of Daphne Caruana Galizia
Edited by Joseph A. Debono & Caroline Muscat
Preface by Mogens Blicher Bjerregård,
President of the European Federation of Journalists

List of Contents and Contributors

Date of publication: 30/11/2017
ISBN-13: 978-1-912142-13-2
Price (GBP): £30.83
Price (EUR): €35





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