We condemn the barbaric murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia who fearlessly exposed corruption

Issued by Transparency International Secretariat

This press release was updated at 14:45 CET on 18 October 2017. It now includes the signatures of International Media Support, Institute for War and Peace Reporting, and Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project



Anti-corruption activists, press freedom advocates and investigative journalists from around the world condemn the barbaric murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia, an investigative journalist from Malta who courageously exposed organised crime and corruption in politics.

Only when corruption is uncovered can action be taken to hold criminals to account. Anti-corruption activists work side-by-side with investigative journalists to shine a light into the dark world of corruption and advocate action to end impunity.

We call on the authorities in Malta to bring the perpetrators of this crime to justice. Those who expose corruption must be protected, not intimidated.

Caruana Galizia’s work included exposés of the shady secret deals, uncovered in the Panama Papers, that show how politicians and others hide illicit wealth behind secret companies.

Our thoughts are with her family.

"My mother was assassinated because she stood between the rule of law and those who sought to violate it, like many strong journalists. But she was also targeted because she was the only person doing so," said Matthew Caruana Galizia, developer and data journalist at ICIJ.

Signed by:

Article 19

The Association of European Journalists

Civil Liberties Union for Europe 

Committee to Protect Journalists

English PEN 

Finance Uncovered

Global Witness

Index on Censorship

Institute for War and Peace Reporting

International Media Support

International Press Institute

International Women’s Media Foundation

Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project

P24, platform for independent journalism (Istanbul, Turkey) 

PEN International

PEN South Africa 

Reporters Without Borders 

Transparency International 


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