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Malta car bomb kills Panama Papers journalist

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posted on Oct, 16 2017 @ 02:31 PM

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 car 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, 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

Malta car bomb kills Panama Papers journalist

Another muckraker bites the dust. Brings back memories of investigative journalist Michael Hastings death by fiery car crash back in 2013. An event that pushed me from lurking to sign up and join the ranks of ATS. But back on topic:

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

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.

Galizia was 53 and leaves a husband and three sons.

So very sad.

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posted on Oct, 16 2017 @ 02:35 PM
a reply to: MindBodySpiritComplex

Bless her soul and her family.

She was a truth warrior in the fight against the darkness, we all owe her a debt of gratitude for her sacrifice.

Thank you for sharing.

To Galizia!

posted on Oct, 16 2017 @ 02:39 PM
a reply to: MindBodySpiritComplex

In my opinion one of historys greatest ever, brave enough to stare into the belly of the beast that is human greed and expose individuals who flout laws and stockpile millions, RIP

posted on Oct, 16 2017 @ 02:56 PM
Very sad.

posted on Oct, 16 2017 @ 03:02 PM
Damn it. Goddamn it. This was a typical by the book hit. It doesn't get that much obvious then that. Makes me so mad.

Thank you for pursuing truth, journey well Daphne.

posted on Oct, 16 2017 @ 03:12 PM
a reply to: MindBodySpiritComplex

Awful and bad news at the end of the day. Maybe some important informations died with her as well.


posted on Oct, 16 2017 @ 03:28 PM
a reply to: MindBodySpiritComplex

Obviously taken out.

Online casinos coming from Malta is correct. She was definitely onto something.

posted on Oct, 16 2017 @ 03:39 PM
a reply to: MindBodySpiritComplex

It is not enough that she is missed...

For every decent, noble teller of truths to die at the hands of liars and thieves, some liars and thieves must receive their comeuppance.

posted on Oct, 16 2017 @ 03:47 PM
And people wonder why folk won't speak is safe

posted on Oct, 16 2017 @ 03:51 PM
Julian Assange on Twitter:

Outraged to hear that Maltese investigative journalist+blogger Daphne Caruana Galizia has been murdered this afternoon not far from her home with a car bomb. I issue a €20k reward for information leading to the conviction of her killers. Her blog: (link:

Over a thousand people attended a vigil organised this evening in honour of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, who was murdered on Monday afternoon.

People holding candles started to congregate on the Sliema front close to Exiles, eventually walking together up to St Julian's, flooding the Sliema promenade all the way from Exiles to the LOVE sign in Spinola. 

Many of those in attendance were visibly in shock at the day's events, expressing their disbelief that a journalist could be murdered in such a way in Malta.

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posted on Oct, 16 2017 @ 03:57 PM
A pretty obvious targeted assassination.

This is why real, investigative journalists who work to uncover dark secrets are a literal dying breed.

If you dig too deep into something you won't live to tell the tale. There are things we the common man aren't supposed to know.

posted on Oct, 16 2017 @ 04:34 PM
a reply to: MindBodySpiritComplex

We can't allow her Assaination go unpunished. TPTB surely wanted her dead.

posted on Oct, 16 2017 @ 04:50 PM
It takes a real coward to use a car bomb on a woman.

posted on Oct, 16 2017 @ 05:02 PM
a reply to: MindBodySpiritComplex

God bless this courageous woman and champion of the truth, her voice shall be heard louder now than ever.

posted on Oct, 16 2017 @ 05:04 PM
a reply to: MindBodySpiritComplex
What a beautiful,brave,kick ass warrior for truth and light this woman was.

May her loved ones find solace from the fact that she was true to her principles,and fought against evil with her life.
I have a new heroine,and her name is Daphne Caruana Galizia.

I hope she is granted the highest levels of nirvana in the afterlfe,for she deserves this.

The nasty side of me wishes that those responsible for her murder suffer a slow death by flesh eating bacteria or leprosy,followed by an eternity of torture and hellfire.

I hope that future generations do not forget this wonderful woman.
She should be remembered for what she did.

Children in schools all over the world should be told of this lady and her good deeds for centuries.

Daphne Caruana Galizia,redefining the meaning of heroic,brave,selflessness.
I light a candle for you.

Sainthood,or statues would not give her the credence she deserves.
This woman is beyond anything like that.
I dont think we have an honour high enough to give to her.

May her loved ones find peace.

posted on Oct, 16 2017 @ 05:27 PM
a reply to: MindBodySpiritComplex

Here is the link to a TED talk about how the initial 'leak' was handled. Truly, hundreds of journalists were involved in sorting and analyzing the mass data leak. The logistics of this feat are stunning especially when taken in the context of how many people were involved and their commitment to publishing on the same day around the globe.

I am truly sorry to hear of the death of a 'truth teller' investigative journalist.
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posted on Oct, 16 2017 @ 05:38 PM
Poor sod. The official investigation into this murder is going to be controversial with a capital "C".

One sad moral to draw from all this is for journalists not to publish their investigations in serial form, but to sit on their stories until they are completed. If you're probing dangerous people, what could more unwise than telling them what you've found, what you're looking for now, and who you are interested in?

If your work is important, then it's at least as important that you protect yourself. The journalistic imperative to "publish now, repent at leisure" should be resisted in some situations. This is where journalism blurs into espionage - you have to run counterintelligence as well as gather intelligence.

posted on Oct, 16 2017 @ 10:55 PM
Ya know: makes ya think about all of the folks looking into conspiracies, looking for "Truth".
The truths of this wretched word are hidden from the masses, and TPTB will have it stay that way.
It's like a small kid walking-up and threatening a group of bullies. Not smart, as far as survival goes.
Plenty will talk big, and say they are willing to dig. But talk is cheap, especially on an anonymous forum.
Some truths cannot be spoken.
Accept ignorance.
Deny knowledge.

posted on Oct, 17 2017 @ 12:07 AM
I think this was a very real threat to Julian Assange.

The powers that be could have hit this woman any time since the Panama release

There's a bit of a game being played right now..

I think (and hope) Julian's about the drop something big, they killed this woman as a signal for him to think again.
Julians offered a $20k reward for info on her murder. Since, Clinton has ''stubbed'' her toe and cancelled public appearances. Multiple voices giving indications somethings going to be dropped..

As for this poor woman, much respect. Her family must be devastated.. hopefully when her kids are older they can stand in the dock and watch the murderers be held accountable and believe in what their mother achieved.

posted on Oct, 17 2017 @ 09:41 PM
a reply to: MindBodySpiritComplex

May she rest in peace. :/ Someone obviously stopped her from bringing forth evidence of more corruption.

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