“More than ever before, journalists need to be protected by the State and by society to defend the freedom of all citizens”. This has been written by the archbishop of Malta, mgr. Charles Scicluna, in a message received by SIR today for the anniversary of Daphne Caruana Galizia’s murder. “Daphne’s killing is the first murder of a journalist, who was killed as she was doing her duty, in a free, democratic European Union”, the text reads. “It’s not the last one, since other journalists were killed last year. We honour their memory and remember them in our prayers”. In addition, the archbishop renewed the appeal he made to journalists at Daphne Caruana Galizia’s funeral Mass, “not to be afraid, to never get tired of their mission of being people’s eyes, ears and mouths, and to do it fearlessly and truthfully”. He actually said: “Dear journalists, we need you. We need free, smart, curious, honest, calm, safe and protected people”. Mgr. Scicluna sent a special thought to Daphne Caruana Galizia’s parents, sisters, husband and three children.