Malta Government Offers $1.2 Million for Information to Convict Journalist’s Killer

By Aishwarya Rai, International News Editor

On October 21, Malta’s government offered to reward $1.2 million for information that could lead to the conviction of Daphne Caruana Galizia’s killers. An extremely prominent political journalist, Galizia was involved in the release of the notorious Panama Papers and was widely known for highlighting and discussing potential cases of high-level corruption “across party lines,” according to Reuters. One of her main areas of criticism was Muscat.

Galizia was killed by a bomb on October 16, that was placed in her car and exploded while she was driving away from her home. The government has offered this reward in order to capture the killer, however, Galizia’s sons, Matthew, Andrew, and Paul have all stated their disinterest in endorsing this reward.

Their main concerns are getting justice with change, for that is what their mother’s work was all about. They believe that justice will only be served when “political accountability, integrity in public life and an open and free society – replaces the desperate situation we are in.” Additionally, they have expressed that they would like for the prime minister to resign and that he should replace the Police Commissioner and Attorney General before doing so, since they failed to act on the corruption that their mother had pointed out, according to Reuters.


A version of this article appeared in the Tuesday, October 24th print edition.

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