Daphne Caruana Galizia: Another soldier of truth murdered

Daphne Caruana Galizia was killed for exposing criminality among the power elite.

Galizia, author of The Panama Papers, has been assassinated.

 

Daphne Caruana Galizia joins the ranks of martyred journalists. Known for her role in unleashing The Panama Papers in 2016, a massive, global corruption scandal of Byzantine structure, Galizia is the 51st journalist/media member to be killed in 2017. (The 16th victim who was covering politics. See more here.) She was 53 when at least one car bomb ended her life in Mosta, Malta.

No claims of responsibility have been made for her death as of yet. It is my innate cynicism which says her killer(s) will never be captured.

The Panama Papers (TPP), 11.5 million leaked documents in total, detailed over 200,000 offshore companies, and touched upon governments, sporting agencies, entertainment figures, and virtually every prominent political party across the globe. Names like Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, former British Prime Minister David Cameron, Vladimir Putin, Mark Thatcher (Maggie’s son) and Jackie Chan appear throughout TPP. Iceland’s then-Prime Minister, David Gunnlaugsson was forced to resign in the wake of the leak.

Galizia’s assassination is a reminder of the threat posed to journalists. Political powers will resort to all manner of coercion, including but not limited to violence, to silence those who, through stealth, resolve, intuition, and a belief in truth, seek to cut the rot out of politics. It’s a dangerous game journalists play.

Mad love and respect to the journos, bloggers, and hacktivists in every country who submit themselves to danger by being nosey, rutting around the dark, slimy bins that occupy state and corporate secrets. Galizia may be gone, but her work and her legacy will live on.

For more on the ongoing investigation of Galizia’s murder, see the following. And this. Lastly, this too.

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