Matthew Caruana Galizia is a journalist and software engineer. He worked at the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) for five years, where he founded the organisation's Data and Research Unit in 2014 and was a lead engineer on six major investigations: Offshore Leaks, Swiss Leaks, Luxembourg Leaks, Fatal Extraction, Panama Papers, and Paradise Papers. The Unit's core work on the Panama Papers, which supported the investigations of hundreds of journalists worldwide, led to his team winning the Pulitzer Prize for explanatory reporting in 2017. Matthew left the ICIJ in 2018 to continue working on the case around the assassination of his mother, Daphne Caruana Galizia, who was an investigative journalist killed by a car bomb near her home in Malta in October 2017.
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