Maltese government failed to recognise risks to journalist’s life and take reasonable steps to avoid them, inquiry concludes.
Daphne Caruana Galizia
Maltese journalist and blogger
Daphne Anne Caruana Galizia was a Maltese writer, journalist, blogger and anti-corruption activist, who reported on political events in Malta. In particular, she focused on investigative journalism, reporting on government corruption, nepotism, patronage, allegations of money laundering, links between Malta's online gambling industry and organized crime, Malta's citizenship-by-investment scheme, and payments from the government of Azerbaijan. Caruana Galizia's national and international reputation was built on her regular reporting of misconduct by Maltese politicians and politically exposed persons.
The probe said that Maltese authorities had created a "culture of impunity" that led to her killing.