Daphne Caruana Galizia, an investigative reporter in Malta who revealed the secrets of the wealthy, powerful and corrupt, was killed by a car bomb on Monday.
Her car exploded as she drove in northern Malta, sending debris into a nearby field, NPR’s Sylvia Poggioli reports.
Caruana Galizia, 53, ran her own website, where her posts “often drew more readers than the total circulation of Malta’s newspapers,” Sylvia writes.
Her work targeted many powerful figures, including money-laundering banks, Mafia-linked gambling companies and politicians allegedly receiving covert payments, The Guardian reports.
“Over the last two years, her reporting had largely focused on revelations from the Panama Papers, a cache of 11.5m documents leaked from the internal database of the world’s fourth largest offshore law firm, Mossack Fonseca,” the newspaper writes.
Sylvia reports the government of Malta, a