Caruana Galizia started to contribute regular columns to The Malta Independent and was well-known for her direct style of writing.
Simultaneously, a few years ago she started her personal blog known as Running Commentary, which earned her both admiration for her fearless critique, as well as opprobrium for her poison-pen missives.
It was through her blog, last year that she unveiled the existence of two Panama companies that belonged to minister Konrad Mizzi and Prime Minister chief of staff Keith Schembri.
In 2016, she was named by Politico as one of “28 people who are shaping, shaking and stirring Europe”, as a result of her reportage on Mizzi and Schembri.
In April this year she led with a story alleging that the Prime Minister’s wife Michelle, owned Egrant, the third Panama company that had been mentioned in Panama Papers.
After the election Caruana Galizia turned her sights on Nationalist Party leadership candidate Adrian Delia. She uncovered that Delia had acted as a lawyer for a Maltese company in London that was involved in a prostitution ring more than a decade ago and remained a harsh critic after he won the PN leadership.
Caruana Galizia was renowned for her controversial commentary, which landed her into several defamation cases.
She was born in Sliema and married to lawyer Peter Caruana Galizia. They had three sons.
The original article was published in Malta Today.
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