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RSS FeedsA Maltese investigative journalist wrote a blog post criticizing government officials. Thirty minutes later she was dead
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17 october 2017 15:53:29

 
A Maltese investigative journalist wrote a blog post criticizing government officials. Thirty minutes later she was dead
(The Star Food)
 




About 30 minutes after publishing her final blog post Monday, Maltese investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia was killed in a powerful bomb blast that tossed her car off the road.Her work was instrumental in cracking open the island nation’s connections to the Panama Papers document leak. Caruana Galizia, 53, described by Politico as a “one-woman WikiLeaks,” had just driven away from her home in Mosta outside Malta’s capital, Valletta, when the bomb exploded, sending wreckage spiralling over a wall and into a field.The Guardian reported the blast was close enough to her home that one of Caruana Galizia’s sons heard the explosion. Read more: Panama Papers wins Pulitzer Prize for explanatory reportingCanada joins global deal aimed at keeping billions in taxes from being lost to notorious tax havensPanama Papers have helped fuel ‘a more aggressive CRA’Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, who described the slain journalist as “one of my harshest critics, on a political and personal level,” said her death resulted from a “barbaric attack” that also assaulted freedom of expression. He denounced the attack as “unacceptable” violence.Muscat said he has asked the U.S. government and the FBI for help investigating the car bombing.Malta Today reported that opposition leader Adrian Delia called the incident “political murder,” hanging blame on Muscat in Parliament on Monday night.In Caruana Galizia’s last item, posted at 2:35 p.m., she called Muscat’s chief of staff, Keith Schembri, a “crook,” asserting that he, with the help of others, established a clandestine operation in Panama to store money to insulate it from taxation, then searched for “shady” arrangements in other countries for the same ends. The piece was centred on a libel claim the prime minister’s chief of staff had brought against a former opposition politician over comme ...
 
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Investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia filed her final blog post criticizing Maltese government officials. Thirty minutes later she was dead
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