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1. «Caruana Galizia [@mcaruanagalizia] also used the occasion to call for a change in Malta’s libel laws, so that the burden of proof doesn’t rest entirely with the journalists being sued for libel.»

#DaphneCaruanaGalizia #Malta #JournalismIsNotACrime

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2. «“For example, all my mother’s libels have now been passed on to her heirs, but the magistrate and plaintiffs know we cannot produce the key witness, because she has been killed."» bit.ly/2BElxrP #DaphneCaruanaGalizia
3.«“Because of this, under Maltese law, we will lose the cases upon default because the burden of proof is on us.”.“The plaintiff need present no evidence, just file an application without any evidence and they’ll win by default.This is the structural problem with Malta's (...)"»
4.«"(...) libel system and unless this key reversal of the burden of proof is changed, the problem will remain.”Caruana Galizia recounted how hotelier Silvio Debono had once filed 19 libel suits against his mother over a single blogpost.» bit.ly/2BElxrP #JusticeForDaphne
5. «“He had to present no evidence at all, and unless my mother left all gainful employment and spent five years fighting these cases, she’d have lost her house, her money, her inheritance, her car, her savings, everything…”»
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