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Car bomb kills ‘Panama Papers’ journalist

Jaclyn Jaeger | October 17, 2017

An anti-corruption journalist who helped expose the island of Malta’s ties to offshore tax havens linked to the infamous Panama Papers has been killed in a car bombing.

On Oct. 16, Daphne Caruana Galizia had just left her home when the car bomb detonated. According to law enforcement, Caruana Galizia went to police two weeks ago to report that she was receiving death threats.

A relentless advocate for exposing the truth about corruption on the island, Caruana Galizia often wrote about Maltese politicians and other corrupt officials in her popular blog, Running Commentary. “There are crooks everywhere you look now. The situation is desperate,” she wrote in her last blog post, shortly before she was murdered.

One of the topics that Caruana Galizia covered in her writings was Malta’s link to the...

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