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Investigative Journalist Daphne's Murder and Independent Web's Importance over Establishment's Media

Ecrit par ACM
Monday, 16 October 2017
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*Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- A Journalist's independent Web "NoteBook", which became Popular by its Freedom of Criticism and Investigative Journalism,  proved to be much more Dangerous for Corrupted Criminals, than a routine Ordinary Job to Establishment's Medias, judging by the Target of those sly Murderers who Exploded a Bomb in her Car, brutaly Killing Daphne Caruana Galizia, near her Family Home in Malta, earlier Today.

 

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 - "Her Blog sometimes achieved a Larger Readership, than All the other Newspapers in Malta combined", reported the "Independent" (a former mainstream Newspaper, which has recently become an Internet "Pure Player" 100%)


 - Daphne "had been Sued for Libel over Articles she wrote for her Blog", as "AP" Agency calls Daphne Caruana Galizia's "Notebook" at the Web, nicknamed "Running Commentary", (often with Acid Criticism on some Politicians).


They reportedly included alleged Revelations about "Corruption", including Offshore Compagnies in the "Panama Papers" recent scandal, (f.ex. said to be related to Azerbaijan, etc), links to "Prostitution racket in London", Senior Officials' visits to "Brothels in Germany", etc.


Her Criticism reportedly Focused mainly at the Governing Socialist ("Labour") Party's Leaders, but was also extended to at least a part of the main Opposition Party's leadership, etc.


Just 2 Weeks before her Murder, she had reportedly filed (in vain) a report to the Police complaining about being "Threatened".


At her Latest Publication in her personal, Internet Website, (shortly before the Deadly Explosion), she had also Denounced that "there are Crooks everywhere you look now,” to the point that “the situation is Desperate", observed "CNN".


That Last Article concerned mainly the Prime Minister’s chief of staff, "Eurofora" confirmed.


But, reports that the Head of the Team of Magistrates charged with the Inquiry on that Murder had "personally" persecuted Daphne in the Past, obviously risks to cast a Shadow on the Investigation.


Thus, the Maltese Government has just declared that it asked also a Help from USA's "FBI" in order to Investigate that Crime : A move which Reminds a similar Attempt by a former Ukranian President in the Famous case another Critical Web Journalist Gongadze, in the Past, which had also arrived at the ECHR and was Pending at CoE's Committee of Ministers i Strasbourg. But, recently, at the USA, several FBI's Senior Officials have been notoriously Criticized (mainly, but not only, by New US President Don Trump's supporters) reportedly as partial former Cronies of Hussein Barack Obama's previous Administration, (widely Criticized for Spying more on his Political Opponents than against Deadly Islamist Terrorists...


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 - EU Parliament's President, Antonio Tajani, stressed that this "Journalist who Sacrificed her life to seek out the Truth", "won’t be forgotten.”


- EU Commission's vice-President, Frans Timmermans tweeted that ": "If journalists are Silenced, our Freedom is Lost".


- President of European ChristianDemocrat/EPP party, Joseph Daul, (former Long-Time Top MEP from Strasbourg), in a Press Release send to Journalists, including "Eurofora", by his Spokesman, Siegfried Muresan, a MEP from Romania, noted that "Daphne Caruana Galizia has Dedicated her Life to uncovering the Truth through her reporting", trying with "Investigative Journalism" to "make the World a more Transparent and Better Place". With "such a Horrific Crime", "the Free World ... lost a champion of Democracy and Free Speech".


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="Daphne" (alias "Laurier" in French) is the Greek Name of the Tree whose Leafs were used, during the Ancient Greek Civilisation, in order to Honour mainly Heroes, (who made sacrifices to realize an Exceptional Achievement, for the sake of a Collective Ideal and the General Good of Society or Humanity).


People like Caruana Galizia merit their "Daphne" leafs, for ever :


=> She must Not be Forgotten - ...Neither her Coward Killers,  until Justice is done, and the full Truth revealed.


The Tree of Daphne has Many Leafs !

 

 

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    An "Eugenic" loophole Amendment, which might expose to Dangers reminiscent of "3rd Reich's" notorious Genetic Abuses, hidden at the last minute inside an otherwise Good, larger Health policy Package scheduled to be voted on Thursday, was strongly denounced by a coalition of MEPs from various Political Groups and Countries, in a Press Conference held this afternoon at EU Parliament in Strasbourg.

    Mainly calling to "Select Human Embryos", via "Genetic Counselling" and "pre-implantation" Techniques including "Genetic Tests", in order to "Eradicate Hereditary rare Diseases", it might open ways to Dangerous Practices in Future, they denounced in substance.

    But they also made it clear that a much larger Report inside which this Controversial Amendment "No 15" was added in dubious circumstances, officialy destinated to struggle against "Rare Diseases", and drafted by Professor Antonios Trakatellis, was otherwise "an Excellent Report", aiming at a "completely Uncontroversial target" of Health policy on which "all MEPs and Experts are united, believing that Europe should act" to protect People's Health (See "EuroFora"'s earlier News).

    The controversy came at a particularly delicate moment for the EU in relation to Citizens, at the eve of June 2009 EU Elections, and shortly before Ireland re-votes for "Lisbon Treaty"..    

- Denouncing risks of "an Eugenic demand, very similar to what we had during the 3rd Reich in Germany, but now coming from some Scientisists themselves", German ChristianDemocrat/EPP MEP Dr. Peter Liese stressed that critical MEPs were against "Eugenic" engineering with "Selection of Human Embryos", and anything which might ultimately lead up to to a "Selection of Human Race". It doesn't help to "eradicate" Human Lives, he added.


    Several Experts and NGOs expressed "Deep Concern", as f;ex. DR M.C. Cornel of the "European Society of Human Genetics", which stressed, on this occasion, that "the importance of Non-Directiveness in Reproductive issues is a Central characteristic of Human Genetics, after the Atrocities committed in the name of Genetics in the first half or the 20th Century".

     - "This is completely Unacceptable", stressed Italian Liberal MEP Vittorio Prodi, on the Controversial Amendment, also because pushes to "eliminate early Human Life", as he noted.

     - "This opens a Dangerous Road, rather a Motorway", denounced Danish MEP Mrs Margrette Auken, from the "Greens", observing that various similar attempts were made in the Past "not only in Germany, but also in several other Countries, "even at the 1970ies", "f.ex. on forced Sterilisation of Roma" People, and other criticisable situations f.ex. in the UK, in Sweden, etc. as she said.

    + Other NGOs, as f.ex. "LebenHilfe" from Berlin, added that, among various other Risks, could also be that, by exploiting the pre-implantation Genetic Diagnostics and the Selection of "healthy" Embryos, some may "propagate" several "Eugenic" aims, starting f.ex. by pushing to eradicate Human Livies which might "Cost too much" to preserve, ultimately exposing to dangers reminiscent of the "3rd Reich"'s atrocious abuses.

    In consequence, ChristianDemocrats/EPP and "Green" MEPs "decided by Majority to vote against" this Controversial Amendment, anounced to Journalists the 5 MEPs who participated in the Press Conference, representing a wide spectrum, from Liberals to "Greens" and ChristianDemocrats, and from Hungary, Italy, Germany and Danemark up to Ireland (Gay Mitchell), etc.
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    Hungarian ChristianDemocrat MEP Laszlo Surjan said "that it was "Suddenly, at the End of the Procedure" in Committee, that "appeared this (Controversial) Amendment, which has nothing to do" with the main purpose of the Report, on which all agreed.

    He denounced an "Unhonest" move, and called to "avoid this kind of unacceptable situations". Nobody should "Select People", Surjan stressed.

    - "We (MEPs) had No Chance to Discuss" this last-minute Amendment earlier added at a Committee's level, said German MEP Peter Liese

    Speaking to "EuroFora", Dr. Liese, the Spokesman of the ChristianDemocrat/EPP Group in EU Parliament, said that MEPs didn't oppose other references of the Report f.ex. on "Genetic Tests", because they were "no proposals" to impose them, while, on the contrary, there was "a Problem" if anyone attempted to "impose" f.ex. this or that Genetic Technique and "Genetic Counselling", etc. to the People on human reproduction.
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    Controversial parts of Amendment No 15 ask mainly "to lead finally to the Eradication" of "Hereditary" "rare diseases", "through Genetic Counselling .., and ..pre-Implantation Selection of healthy Embryos".

    But  EU Rapporteur Professor Trakatellis, said to "EuroFora" that fears should be alleviated by Guarantees that all this should be done only "where appropriate", when it's "not contrary to existing National Law", and "always on a Voluntary basis", according to other Parts of the Amendment.

    He stressed that the main aim was to allow "a free and informed choice of persons involved", without imposing them anything :  - "It's not an obligatory, but advisary" text, he said.

    To make that point clear, he was ready, in agreement with many MEPs, to eventually drop at least that part of the controversial Amendment which initially called for "efforts to ..lead finally to the Eradication of those rare diseases" "which are Hereditary".

    But, until late Wednesday evening, reportedly together with many other MEPs, he stood by all the rest of the controversial Amendment, (fex. on the "Genetic Counselling" and the "pre-implantation Selection of healthy Embryos"), so that critical MEPs, going from ChristianDemocrats as Dr. Liese, to "Greens" or "Ind/Dem", observed to "EuroFora" that "this was not enough" to close the dangerous loophole.

    Particularly since, as Professor Trakatellis noted himself, "this is already allowed to the U.K.", and "other National Legislations would probably follow, sooner or later" in a similar direction. As for a general call to "Eradicate Hereditary rare Diseases", this "should happen, at any case, in practice, de facto", to protect public Health.

    On the contrary, "our goal should be to help patients suffering from rare diseases, not to eradicate the patients. In case of genetic disease risk, the decision should not be guided by scenarios" made by politicians. "Perents who may decide to accept a child, even if handicapped or with genetic disease, must be respected and supported with solidarity", critical MEPs stated.

    - "Any Pressure" to "a patient or couple (who "should be able to make an informed choice consistent with their own values"),"from health Professionals, Public Health Policies or Governemental Institutions, or Society at large, should be avoided", stresses the "European Society for Human Genetics".

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Each MEP's vote will be registered !

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The Socialist Group requested a "Split vote" on the Amendment 15, first without, and afterwards with the words "lead finally to the Eradication" etc.


    But the first "split vote" leaves intact all the other parts of the Controversial Amendment, (i.e. "Genetic Counselling", "Selection of healthy Embryos", etc).

    That's why, 3 Groups of MEPs : ChristianDemocrats/EPP, "Greens/EFA", and "Ind/Dem", have asked for "Roll Call Votes", on everything regarding the Controversial Amendment No 15, and on the final outcome of the resulting Report as amended, which will register all the individual positions to be taken by each MEP.   

Something which will obviously make each MEP think twice before voting for one or another choice, to be sure that he/she will make the right choice in front of EU Citizens, particularly at these pre-Election times...


    Crucial Votes were scheduled between 12 Noon and 1 p.m. local Strasbourg time, in the middle of a long series of various other Reports, and after a long Public Debate on the larger Health policy package, from 9 to 11.50 am.

    The specific Report inside which was hidden the controversial Amendment is due to be debated between 11 and 12 am.

    So that more last-minute Surprises may not be excluded a priori...

    Particularly at the present Historic moment, when even the Institutional Future of the EU depends on the result of a second Referendum on "Lisbon Treaty", later this year, in ...Ireland, a mainly Catholic country, where People are particularly sensitive in such kind of socio-cultural and values issues...
 

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