Car Bomb Kills Maltese Journalist

In the latest attack on reporters, a car bomb has murdered a top investigative journalist on the island nation of Malta, near Sicily. Daphne Caruana Galizia had dug into local ties to figures named in the Panama Papers and ran an uncompromising blog, Running Commentary. Galizia joined The Sunday Times of Malta as a columnist in 1987 and then worked as associate editor of The Malta Independent. In 2016, Politico dubbed her one of 28 people "shaping, shaking and stirring Europe." She is the mother of Matthew Caruana Galizia, a data journalist with ICIJ, which put out a statement expressing deep concern "about freedom of the press in Malta" and calling for "Maltese authorities to investigate the murder and bring the perpetrators to justice."

Source: ICIJ, Times of Malta

Posted on: October 16, 2017