The killing by car bomb of Daphne Caruana Galizia is one of the most brutal unsolved crimes against journalists
People bearing signs saying "Gouvernement Mafia" and pictures of Daphne Caruana Galicia, a journalist who was assassinated, demonstrate in November 2019 outside the home of the Prime Minister of Malta.
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Daphne Caruana Galizia writer, after interviewing several of Malta's most influential personalities, was assassinated with a car bomb in October 2017.
The reporting by Caruana Galizia meant that her physical and legal attacks had been repeatedly discussed.
Her death happened after her investigation of high-level government officials via leak Panama Documents.
Death has triggered widespread indignation and outrage in Malta, which has contributed to the removal of the Prime Minister, but nobody has yet been charged.
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After exposing wrongdoing within the nation's leaders, in October 2017, Daphne Caruana Galizia, an investigative journalist based in Malta, was killed with a car bomb.
A significant proportion of her works previous to her death concentrated on Panama Papers' findings: millions of records that were released in April 2016 from Panama's law firm.
Both legitimate and unlawfully evading taxation by rich people around the world is disclosed in the article.
The disclosure was the greatest in the history of politics and tycoons in their own countries and was used by media across the globe.
The records were used to prosecute government figures in Malta, utilizing the conclusions of Caruana Galizia.
She's been battling against corruption for years now and pursuing investigations in the region, which as Reuters notes, have culminated in her frequent physical and legal challenges.
Unknown gunmen murdered her family bulls.
In April 2016, Daphne Caruana Galizia, a Maltese investigative journalist.
The leak in Panama Papers prompted her to take on Joseph Muscat, the Malta Prime Minister.
Shortly after taking office she accused two representatives of the government of setting up firms in Panama and Muscat's wife, after becoming prime minister, of setting up a firm there.
The government officials — Keith Schembri, the Chief of Staff, and Konrad Mizzi, Minister of Energy — said that the corporations were only formed to handle private properties and that Muscat identified their statements concerning his wife as "fake and absolutely defamatory."
As Reuters said the text she said she saw was not released by Caruana Galizia and its statements were not confirmed.
But his allegations led Muscat to schedule an elections so he might show that he enjoyed popular confidence.
In January 2020, however, he finally resigned under pressure from the populace who thought he had struggled to eliminate the kind of corruption which Caruana Galizia wrote about.
In his address he said that he was "deeply sorry," and said that a "new page" was important for the world.
The Guardian recorded as it revealed its plans to give up, thousands of citizens in Valletta, the capital of Malta, kept pictures of Caruana Galicia and signed their national anthem.
His family has called on Caruana Galizia to step down claiming that he is "inconceivable for someone who takes charge of justice" for his "continued term as Prime Minister."
A portrait of Daphne Caruana Galizia after a rally for revenge about her assassination and Prime Minister Joseph Muscat's immediate resignation in November 2019.
"His job is unlawful in investigating the murder of our wife and mother."
Caruana Galicia writes on her blog less than an hour before her death: "There's crooks everywhere you look.
The body of her baby, Matthew Caruana Galizia, was dispersed in several areas of the car after the blast.
Nobody has been tried three years since the demise of Caruana Galizia.
According to The One Free Press Alliance, four men were convicted, but no trial date is scheduled.
Three men were convicted in 2017, although in December 2017 they were not yet pleading guilty.
The influential Malta businessman Yorgen Fenech was arraigned later.
He has been told, and was not accused, of planning and financing the attack.
Both their experiments will have to be carried out.
Fenech tried to connect the assassination with former staff leader Schembri.
Schembri was detained and released later and refused any link to the death of Caruana Galizia.
In August the Guardian said that Malta's police believed its killing had been tied to the fact that they want to finance a government-sponsored plant following the e-mail reception from a Fenech-owned energy firm.
In 19 media freedom foundations and human rights organisations, her death is requested for a judicial enquiry since "justice is always pending in her case."
The government harassment of journalists have been exposed in public inquiries into her assassination.
"The public inquiry has exposed to date the comprehensive negligence of the State and its agencies to secure the lives of Daphne Caruana Galicia and its families and independent reporters to be abused and threatened by the highest levels of government," Reporters Without Boundaries said.
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