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My Mother’s Murder

My Mother’s Murder is an investigation by Paul Caruana Galizia into the life and killing of his mother Daphne Caruana Galizia. It’s an examination of the arrogance of power and the vast big-money corruption in a modern European country.

My mother’s murder

First published
Thursday 29 October 2020

Last updated
Monday 1 March 2021

Why this story?

In October 2017, Daphne Caruana Galizia was murdered by a car bomb in Malta where she lived and worked. She was a prolific reporter, juggling dozens of stories at the same time.

One of those stories held the secret to her assassination. But which one? Daphne’s son Paul Caruana Galizia, a reporter at Tortoise, sifts through the evidence.