Fearless: The Story of Daphne Caruana Galizia | Free Word

11 November 2020

Presented by:
Reporters Without Borders


Celebrating the release of Fearless, the illustrated story of Daphne Caruana Galizia. 

Stepping into the world of Daphne Caruana Galizia, through the pages of ‘Fearless’ – a new book celebrating her life and work. 

Groundbreaking journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia was a pioneer of investigative journalism in her home of Malta. Over the course of her 30 year career, she was noted as one of the most important whistleblowers on corruption and criminal dealings within the Maltese ruling class before her murder in 2017. 

‘Fearless: The Story of Daphne Caruana Galizia’ is a new book that explores Daphne’s legacy of fighting for truth and justice; lovingly written and illustrated by her close friend Gattaldo. To discuss the impact of Daphne’s life and the mounting challenges investigative reporters face in Malta and beyond, we welcome Rebecca Vincent of Reporters Without Borders in conversation with author Gattaldo, alongside Daphne’s son and award-winning journalist Paul Caruana Galizia and Caroline Muscat, founder of The Shift News.


A very limited number of tickets will be available for this event live at Free Word with a small socially distanced audience if the public health situation allows. Click here to buy tickets for Fearless: The Story of Daphne Caruana Galizia live at Free Word. 

Fearless: The Story of Daphne Caruana Galizia is published on 8 October 2020. 


11 November 2020
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Director and Designer

Gattaldo is a Maltese-born, internationally known art director and designer. He was a friend to Daphne, and is now a friend of her family. He says, ’I miss her very much but she is always in my heart and thoughts.’ Gattaldo lives in north London and in Malta. Fearless is his first book for children.

Caroline Muscat


Caroline Muscat is a Maltese award-winning investigative journalist and the founder of The Shift, an online investigative news portal based in Malta. Her main areas of focus are corruption, human rights and environmental issues. Her work has been featured in a number of international publications and she has been interviewed on press freedom issues by major international media including Al Jazeera, BBC World, Euronews, The Guardian, and ZDF. She was awarded the Reporters Without Borders Prize for Independence in 2019 for her dedication to investigative journalism in the public interest in a hostile climate.

Rebecca Vincent

Director of International Campaigns, Reporters Without Borders

Rebecca Vincent is the Director of International Campaigns for Reporters Without Borders. She is an American-British human rights campaigner, writer and former diplomat with an expertise in freedom of expression. Rebecca has coordinated a number of high-profile international human rights campaigns. She serves on the External Advisory Council for the High Level Panel of Legal Experts on Media Freedom, as well as the Advisory Committee of the Rory Peck Trust, and the Advisory Council of the Foreign Policy Association. She holds an MA in Human Rights from University College London and has published widely.

Paul Caruana Galizia


Paul Caruana Galizia is the youngest son of Daphne Caruana Galizia, and is following in his mother's footsteps as a reporter in his own right. Recipient of the 'New Journalist of the Year' at the British Journalism Awards in 2019, he is known for his investigations into the UK's opioid crisis and his podcast series for Tortoise Media, 'My Mother's Murder'. Before working as a journalist, Paul trained as an economic historian and political scientist.



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