Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Pay Back: Journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia killed in car bombing after 'Panama Papers' reporting

This sends a message that reporting on the powerful and exposing what they want kept secret is dangerous to the health.
NY Daily News reports a journalist who exposed her country’s links to the shady world of offshore banking has been killed in a fiery car bombing.

Daphne Caruana Galizia was driving near her home on the island of Malta around 3 p.m. on Monday when her vehicle exploded, with the charred remnants of the Peuguot found on the side of a rural road, according to local media.

The 53-year-old had earned praise for her blog, which reported on the Maltese political leadership’s connections to the Panama Papers, a landmark trove of documents from Panamanian law firm Mossack-Fonseca that shed light on how the world’s powerful sluice their money around the globe.

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