Transparency International, a global movement that works to give a voice to victims and witnesses of corruption worldwide, has shortlisted Daphne Caruana Galizia as one of the nominees for the Anti-Corruption Award.
The IACC brings together heads of state, civil society, the private sector and more to raise awareness and stimulate debate on corruption. Transparency International, who described Caruana Galizia as a brave and relentless journalist, said she “exposed major corruption scandals involving powerful politicians and other individuals in Malta and abroad”.
Following her death, Transparency International, along with 18 anti-corruption groups, publicly recognised the important and hard work of the investigative journalist, and condemned the barbaric manner in which she was killed. They also called on the Maltese authorities to bring the perpetrators of the crime to justice.
The award ceremony will take place during the International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC) in Copenhagen. The three other candidates for this award are the International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG), celebrated investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova and whistleblower Ana Garrido Ramos, a former public servant whose revelations had triggered the Gürtel case that led to the fall of the Spanish government.