The Daphne Project has confirmed it has got its hands on some 680,000 documents that had been leaked to Daphne Caruana Galizia months before her assassination.
The late journalist’s son Matthew, himself a Pulitzer winning journalist with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, confirmed in an interview with The Guardian that his mother had been working on a massive story before she was killed.
“At the time my mother died, she was working on something very important,” he said. “I think it would have been possibly her biggest story.”
The Daphne Project is a collaboration of 45 journalists from 18 news organisations, including The New York Times, The Guardian, Le Monde, La Repubblica, Suddeutsche Zeitung, and The Times of Malta.
The project is being coordinated by Forbidden Stories, an international journalists’ organisation devoted to continuing the work of imprisoned and murdered journalists.
Its major story so far has been the publication of an email by Nexia BT, which named two Dubai companies as the main target clients of Konrad Mizzi’s and Keith Schembri’s infamous Panama companies. An FIAU leak shows that one of the companies (17 Black) had received at least €1.3 million from an unnamed Azeri national and from the Maltese agent of the tanker supplying LNG to the Delimara power station.