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Maltese PM Resigns 2 Years After Reporter’s Murder

A murdered investigative journalist... a corruption case… and now, the resignation of the prime minister. This is the story of the Daphne Project, so far.

‘She was relentless, she was fearless’

It all began with a murder, one Monday in the fall. The most famous investigative journalist in Malta, Daphne Caruana Galizia, was killed when a bomb was detonated under her car, on October 16, 2017. Half an hour before she died, she published a blog post that incriminated the chief of staff of Malta’s prime minister, Joseph Muscat.

Journalists from all over the world have joined forces to launch The Daphne Project. One of the investigations that they took up was into a mysterious company called 17 Black. One year after the Daphne Project's revelations, on November 20, 2019, Yorgen Fenech was arrested as he prepared to leave the country aboard his yacht. “I just watched his team’s jaws drop to the floor. She was obviously killed because of something that she had written about. There is just no other way. She was relentless, she was fearless. She was a very high-profile reporter in Malta, she was very well known and if she could be killed in this violent way inside an EU member state, then who’s gonna be next?” Matthew Caruana Galizia tells Brut.

In a statement, Fenech implicated several high-level officials. Most notably, he said that Keith Schembri, the prime minister's chief of staff, was complicit in the murder. Schembri was arrested, and then released 36 hours later. This sparked protests across Malta. Among the protesters was one of Caruana Galizia's sons. On December 1, 2019, more than two years after Caruana Galizia's murder, the prime minister announced his resignation. But he said that the resignation would only take effect in January 2020, once his successor had been designated. The investigation into Daphne Caruana Galizia's murder remains unfinished to this day. A complete list of those who ordered the killing has yet to be established.

Brut.

12/07/2019 12:59 PM
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112 comments

  • Peter M.
    3 days

    She threw the rose at his face lmao

  • J K.
    4 days

    You threw a flower at that guy?

  • Rivera I.
    4 days

    Its world wide now,, truth will always come to the light,,,

  • Junior A.
    4 days

    Kill those crooks politicians 🐀🔥🔥🔥👀👈🏾🙏🏽

  • Dakota J.
    4 days

    Funny no one ever puts a bomb under my car probably because I mind my own business

  • Leontine M.
    6 days

    That's rite we must. Keep on these corrupt devils. It could be a normal Person that has dirt on them. And they will kill them

  • Maya B.
    6 days

    What a courageous journalist! You are remembered for years to come

  • Christina D.
    7 days

    corruption is everywhere, we need to fight the systems. And make the corrupted pay for their crimes.

  • David G.
    02/10/2020 10:03

    just like benghazi

  • Teresa S.
    02/09/2020 17:46

    Respect to journalists.

  • Albert P.
    02/08/2020 11:40

    We got that going on over in the states to.Biden(and son)Obama,Hillary etc;

  • Mike C.
    02/08/2020 10:53

    Malta is the seat of the Freemasons and closely related Knights of Rhodes. From there they control governments and heads of church. Keep digging your own grave. The powers that be do not mess around.

  • Norma G.
    02/08/2020 01:11

    May the Lord help you find the killer, for justice.

  • Michael B.
    02/07/2020 23:09

    This is what happens when you let your government take your guns away, they can do whatever they want to you, your defenseless!!! 🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔

  • Christopher W.
    02/07/2020 12:06

    Everyone needs to stay out of other people's business and they won't get into there mess

  • Daphne C.
    02/06/2020 20:08

    This is Sad 😔

  • Felicia F.
    02/06/2020 16:22

    May her beautiful soul rest in perfect peace

  • Luis D.
    02/06/2020 10:19

    Im sorry for my last coment, i sufer so much for the men have worked hard for the community and that they support only one woman is depressing, I feel like you want me to feel, like crap. Society and the governments of the worlds are abusing. It hurts me, shame for you.

  • Luis D.
    02/06/2020 08:18

    Yes, and what happen with the men that die around the world trying to give blue light to the people. Arent pretty enough, arent maternal enough?

  • Kimberly M.
    02/04/2020 22:39

    SAD