Car bomb kills Panama Papers journalist
Daphne Caruana Galizia, 53, is an investigative journalist from Malta. She was well known for her reporting on governmental corruption. She was killed in an explosion near her home when a powerful bomb blew up her car.
Galizia, who had just published an anecdote on her blog, was driving away from the house in a rented Peugeot 108 around 3 p.m. when the car went up in combustion, according to the reports of local media.
Daphne Caruana Galizia was charged for defamation because of a variety of articles she described on her blog example “Running Commentary”, and more. She had filed a report with the police two-three weeks ago that she was getting threats from an unknown source.
Ms. Galizia was named by Politico magazine as one of 28 Europeans for “shaping, shaking and stirring” Europe. She exposed that Mr. Muscat’s wife, Michelle, and Muscat’s Energy Minister held businesses or companies in Panama by appearing into the document leak in the year 2016. Mr. Muscat and his wife have shorn of that they held such companies.
In June, Mr. Muscat was confirmed for the second time for snap elections he had called to strengthen his government as the Panama Papers’ disclose signified his wife owned an offshore company.
Ms. Galizia spent much of her work in reporting on the Panama Papers, the hoard of records from a law firm in Panama that detailed offshoring activities of dominant officials and companies around the world.
In 1980s Ms. Galizia started working as a journalist in a columnist with the Sunday Times of Malta. Later, she worked as an editor at the Malta Independent before writing a column.