The murder of the journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, whose investigation has led to early elections in Malta, is one of the most tremendous news of media freedom lately. It is all the more shocking, as this mafia-style assassination (the journalist's car being thrown into the air) takes place in a member country of the European Union - a union which, theoretically, once again watches the journalists' rights and safety. The journalist had written about the involvement of the Maltese Prime Minister in the Panama files. Her works focused on investigative reporting into government corruption, nepotism, patronage, allegations of money laundering.
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