A close friend of slain Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia says the reporter’s life and death is a reminder that “one should have the courage to stand for one’s convictions.”
Maltese priest Father Joseph Borg spoke with Catholic News Agency about Galizia’s legacy.
A well-known Maltese journalist famous for her shocking, in-depth stories exposing government corruption, Galizia was assassinated in October 2017 when a rental car she was driving exploded as she left her home in Bidnija. Three people have been arrested in connection with the bombing.
She was frequently threatened because of her work, and was best known for her investigations into corruption among the Mediterranean nation’s politicians.
Shortly before her death, Galizia had suggested on her blog that Prime Minister Joseph Muscat and his wife had used offshore bank accounts to hide payments from the Azerbaijani ruling family.
Galizia’s claims about the Maltese minister triggered early elections in the country, from which Muscat’s