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Newhouse School to Honor Murdered Maltese Journalist with 2017 Tully Award for Free Speech
The late Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, who was assassinated last fall, will be honored posthumously with the 2017 Tully Award for Free Speech, presented by the Newhouse School’s Tully Center for Free Speech.
Caruana Galizia’s husband, Dr. Peter Caruana Galizia, and their three sons, Matthew, Andrew and Paul, will attend the award ceremony on campus April 3 to accept the award and discuss her life, work and legacy.
Caruana Galizia was a writer and investigative journalist who throughout her career exposed government corruption and organized crime. Before her assassination by car bomb in October 2017, she weathered numerous threats on her life, physical attacks and harassment, and faced 47 libel lawsuits. She ran a self-funded website, Running Commentary. She wrote columns for The Sunday Times of Malta and The Malta Independent.
For the Tully Award, a panel of outside nominators submitted the names of several journalists and a panel of Newhouse faculty, students and Tully Center staff selected Caruana Galizia from the pool of international journalists who have faced significant threats to their work, including libel lawsuits, imprisonment and harassment.
“It will be our privilege to honor Daphne’s life and legacy with her family,” says Roy Gutterman, Tully Center director. “Daphne gave her life to telling the truth and exposing corruption. The world, our students and our university community can learn a lot about her sacrifice.”
The ceremony will take place April 3 at 5 p.m. in the Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium, Newhouse 3. Computer Assisted Real-Time Translation (CART) will be provided. For more information, or if you require other accommodations, contact Audrey Burian at 315.443.1930 or email@example.com.
About the Tully Award
Endowed by the late Joan Tully ’69, the Tully Center educates students and the public about the important value of free speech through education, resources and research. As part of her bequest, Tully asked that an award be given to honor a journalist who has shown courage in facing a free speech threat.
About Syracuse University
Syracuse University is a private, international research university with distinctive academics, diversely unique offerings and an undeniable spirit. Located in the geographic heart of New York State, with a global footprint, and nearly 150 years of history, Syracuse University offers a quintessential college experience. The scope of Syracuse University is a testament to its strengths: a pioneering history dating back to 1870; a choice of more than 200 majors and 100 minors offered through 13 schools and colleges; nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students; more than a quarter of a million alumni in 160 countries; and a student population from all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. For more information, please visit www.syracuse.edu.