Two journalists, Clément Di Roma and Carol Valade were awarded the 2022 Daphne Caruana Galizia Prize, for their documentary “The Central African Republic under Russian influence”
Daphne Caruana Galizia was a Maltese writer, blogger and anti-corruption activist, who reported on political events in Malta. In particular, she focused on investigative journalism, reporting on government corruption,allegations of money laundering and organized crime. She was killed in a car bomb explosion on 16 October 2017.
In October 2021, the European Parliament started awarding "The Daphne Caruana Galizia Prize for Journalism" on a yearly basis. The first winner is the Pegasus project coordinated by the Forbidden Stories Consortium.Forbidden Stories is a consortium of journalists whose mission is to continue the investigations of murdered, imprisoned or threatened journalists.
The D. C. Galizia Prize will distinguish every year outstanding journalism work based on the principles and values of the European Union. It is awarded for pieces on topics of interest resulting from in-depth journalism undertaken by professional journalists or teams of journalists. An independent jury composed of representatives of the press and civil society from the 27 European member states and representatives of the main European Associations of Journalism chose the winning entry.
The award ceremony will take place each year around the date Daphne Caruana Galizia was assassinated (16 October).