Rewarding "outstanding journalism that promotes or defends the core principles and values of the EU," the prize, created in 2019 by the European Parliament and awarded by a jury of journalists from across the EU, pays tribute to the Maltese investigative reporter who was murdered in 2017 while investigating corruption, money laundering and organized crime.
Composed of more than 80 journalists from 17 media outlets, the Pegasus Project uncovered a list of more than 50,000 international phone numbers tracked by the eponymous spyware. The list included civil society activists, political leaders and opponents, lawyers and journalists.
Forbidden Stories was founded in 2017 following the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia. Its mission is to publish and pursue the investigations of threatened, imprisoned or murdered journalists.
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