Breaking News Journalist blogger who reported on Panama Papers killed in car bomb

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    Malta car bomb kills Panama Papers journalist


    The journalist who led the Panama Papers investigation into corruption in Malta was killed on Monday in a car bomb near her home.

    Daphne Caruana Galizia died on Monday afternoon when her car, a Peugeot 108, was destroyed by a powerful explosive device which blew the vehicle into several pieces and threw the debris into a nearby field.

    A blogger whose posts often attracted more readers than the combined circulation of the country’s newspapers, Caruana Galizia was recently described by the Politico website as a “one-woman WikiLeaks”. Her blogs were a thorn in the side of both the establishment and underworld figures that hold sway in Europe’s smallest member state.

    Her most recent revelations pointed the finger at Malta’s prime minister, Joseph Muscat, and two of his closest aides, connecting offshore companies linked to the three men with the sale of Maltese passports and payments from the government of Azerbaijan.

    No group or individual has come forward to claim responsibility for the attack.

    Malta’s president, Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, called for calm. “In these moments, when the country is shocked by such a vicious attack, I call on everyone to measure their words, to not pass judgment and to show solidarity,” she said...

    ...According to local media reports, Caruana Galizia filed a police report 15 days ago to say that she had been receiving death threats.

    The journalist posted her final blog on her Running Commentary website at 2.35pm on Monday, and the explosion, which occurred near her home, was reported to police just after 3pm. Officers said her body had not yet been identified. According to sources, one of her sons heard the blast from their home and rushed out to the scene.

    Caruana Galizia, who claimed to have no political affiliations, set her sights on a wide range of targets, from banks facilitating money laundering to links between Malta’s online gaming industry and the Mafia.
    According to local media reports, Caruana Galizia filed a police report 15 days ago to say that she had been receiving death threats.

    The journalist posted her final blog on her Running Commentary website at 2.35pm on Monday, and the explosion, which occurred near her home, was reported to police just after 3pm. Officers said her body had not yet been identified. According to sources, one of her sons heard the blast from their home and rushed out to the scene.

    Caruana Galizia, who claimed to have no political affiliations, set her sights on a wide range of targets, from banks facilitating money laundering to links between Malta’s online gaming industry and the Mafia.

    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 data was obtained by the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung and shared with media partners around the world, including the Guardian, by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) in Washington.

    Caruana Galizia’s son, Matthew Caruana Galizia, is a journalist and programmer who works for the ICIJ.

    Her family have filed a court application demanding a change of inquiring magistrate. Investigations into the killing are being led by Consuelo Scerri Herrera, the magistrate who was on duty at the time of the killing. But Herrera had come under criticism by Galizia in her blog. The family’s petition states that they “have no trust” in Scerri Herrera and “do not believe that she can conduct a magisterial inquiry through the seriousness and impartiality that is needed in the search for truth”.

    Earlier this year, during Malta’s presidency of the European Union, her revelations caused major concern in Brussels...

    Panama Papers - Wikipedia

    Here's one of the people named in the Panama Papers:

    List of people named in the Panama Papers - Wikipedia

    Gabrielle Fialkoff, director of the New York City Office of Strategic Partnerships in the administration of Mayor Bill de Blasio and a former finance director of the 2000 U.S. Senate campaign committee of former First Lady Hillary Clinton[68]

    Also, don't forget that Hillary Clinton wanted to drone strike Julian Assange for engaging in the crime of journalism:

    Hillary Clinton suggested taking out Wikileaks founder Julian Assange with drone: Report

    Then again, maybe this was just a robbery like Seth Rich's murder.
     
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    "The journalist who led the Panama Papers investigation into corruption in Malta was killed on Monday in a car bomb near her home.

    Daphne Caruana Galizia died on Monday afternoon when her car, a Peugeot 108, was destroyed by a powerful explosive device which blew the vehicle into several pieces and threw the debris into a nearby field."

    She committed suicide, a clear case of putting a bomb in her own auto and blowing herself up :omg:

    You know like those other suicides who shoot themselves three times in the back of the head :rolleyes-41:

    "Then again, maybe this was just a robbery like Seth Rich's murder."

    Get with the programme, Seth Rich stole things off himself and then shot himself to death in a clear case of suicide :smoke:



     
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    Malta is an "offshore tax haven" for international companies...... The Italian mafia's money laundering country of choice, etc........ Lots and lots of money flowing through Malta. Anyone wonder why she was killed?
     
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