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Friends on Daphne

Friends, journalists, artists and academics got together to compile a book on the life and work of slain journalist/blogger Daphne Caruana Galizia.

“The book offers a good snapshot of the issues surrounding Daphne’s life, work and death and should be of value to any person of goodwill who seeks understanding and improvement,” Joseph Anthony Debono, who co-edited the book with Caroline Muscat, said.

Invicta, as the book is called, strives to bring some balance to the popular perception of Daphne. “Very few knew the woman behind the pen. And she suffered from extreme dehumanisation over the years, to the extent that what most people came to hear about her was distorted through the attacks of her enemies,” Mr Debono added.

Journalists who contributed to the publication examine issues related to the current state of journalism and to her contribution to it. Contributions by female journalists demonstrate the extent of her achievements, the challenges she faced and even problems facing the profession today.

The book tells the story of how her blog came to be and the experience of a keen reader.

Academics look at issues and matters related to journalism, writing, the political state of the island, the undimmed bravery of the woman and freedom of expression.

All profits from the sale of the book will go to a cause chosen by her family.

A copy of the book can be pre-ordered by sending an e-mail to: invicta@thepertinentpress.co.uk by November 30.

Pre-ordered copies are available at €30. Normal price after publication is €40.

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