PCaW were invited to attend an event in Brussels at the European Union Parliament to remember Maltese journalist and anti-corruption activitist Daphne Caruana Galizia who was murdered last year in a car bomb.

The conference, ‘Protecting the truth: Safety for Journalists and Whistleblowers’  was organised by the European United Left/Nordic Green Left.  It was opened by Daphne’s son Andrew who addressed the EU Parliament with a moving speech declaring that the “fight for truth and justice is a universal one”.

Read the blog in full by Chev Ilangaratne

PCaW is supporting a new anti-cartel crackdown launched by the UK’s competition authority, the Competition & Markets Authority (CMA).

Cartels are businesses which cheat their customers by agreeing not to compete with each other so that they can keep their prices high.There are serious penalties for being in a cartel, but many workers in the UK know little about them, putting them and their companies at risk.

The CMA campaign encourages people to be “Safe, not Sorry” if they think they may have involved themselves in cartel activity and to make sure they are the first to report it to the CMA.

Backing the campaign, PCaW Chief Executive Francesca West, said, “We know from our experience that speaking up isn’t easy, but it is often the only way to prevent further harm. It is encouraging the CMA has seen a 30% rise in people coming forward to report the illegal behaviour of cartels.”  Read more