Magnitsky Awards
Winner’s Bio

Andrew, Matthew and Paul Caruana Galizia


Daphne Caruana Galizia was a brave journalist who built a strong reputation for exposing scandal after scandal, despite frequent attempts to silence her – arson attacks, online harassment, libel suits. She never stopped writing, driven by a conviction that she was helping to create a better, and necessarily much more democratic country. At fifty-three years old she was killed outside her home in Malta by a car bomb on the 16 th October 2017.

Since then, her three sons Andrew, Matthew and Paul have been seeking out the truth and justice for their mother. They have been extremely vocal on the issue of corruption in Malta and have set up an investigative journalism organization – “The Daphne Project” – to continue her work. Furthermore, the Caruana Galizia brothers along with their father founded The Daphne Caruana Galizia Foundation – a non-profit independent NGO – created to support efforts to protect investigative journalists, ending impunity for the murder of journalists and ensuring the public interest of full justice for Daphne’s assassination.

Andrew: Regional Lead (Asia Pacific), World Economic Forum and Co-founder of the Daphne Caruana Galizia Foundation
Matthew: Director, The Daphne Caruana Galizia Foundation
Paul: Reporter, Tortoise Media