After her bombshell exposé enlightened us to the scale and propensity of elite financial fraud in the Panama Papers leak, Daphne Caruana Galizia was viciously killed by a car bomb in Bidnija, Malta on October 17, 2017. Michelle Muscat — wife of Joseph Muscat, the Maltese Prime Minister — was among those identified by Galizia as benefiting from tax evasion through suspicious offshore companies located on the Central American island.
A year has passed since Galizia’s brutal assassination, and it seems little has changed. The Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) is still beseeching European nations to protect free speech and the independent operations of investigative journalists. The OSCE’s media freedom representative, Harlem Désir, has reiterated his year-old plea that the murder of the journalist is thoroughly investigated and that those responsible be held to account. Quite frankly, he wants an answer: Who ordered the