Daphne Caruana Galizia MALTA
Was a Journalist and blogger who for thirty or so years revealed corruption and shady dealings amongst government officials. When in April 2016 there was the leak of cache of 11.5 million documents from the internal database of offshore law firm Mossack Fonsecka Daphne set about reporting on her findings in her blog post. These documents became known as the Panama Papers. What she discovered led her to revelations of tax avoidance and money laundering which involved ministers, the wealthiest and the Prime Minister of Malta. She had many death threats and frightening incidents over the years but none was able to silence this brave investigative journalist; that is until October 16th 2017.
On that day around three in the afternoon she was driving as short distance from her home in Bidnijia near Valetta when she was blown up by a bomb concealed in her car that was detonated by remote control.
The hired killers were brought to justice, the mastermind Yorgen Fenech has been arrested (January 2020) and the Prime Minister, Joseph Muscat, resigned in January 2020.
Daphne’s life’s work continues through her sons and through The Daphne Project which is a collaborative, cross-border investigative journalism project by major news organizations from around the world, coordinated by Paris-based investigative non-profit newsroom, Forbidden Stories.
WORK IS NOW PROCEEDING ON THE NEW PAINTING