ICIJ director Gerard Ryle issued this statement following the tragic news from Malta:
The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists is shocked by the news of the death of Maltese investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.
Caruana Galizia has been at the forefront of important investigations in the public interest and has exposed offshore dealings of prominent political figures in Malta.
Caruana Galizia was the mother of ICIJ developer and data journalist Matthew Caruana Galizia.
ICIJ condemns violence against journalists and is deeply concerned about freedom of the press in Malta.
ICIJ calls upon the Maltese authorities to investigate the murder and bring the perpetrators to justice.
ICIJ’s thoughts are with the Caruana Galizia family at this time.