Taco Kuiper Awards 2018

Taco Kuiper Investigative Journalism Award Ceremony

Matthew Caruana Galizia will deliver the keynote address at the Taco Kuiper Investigative Journalism Award ceremony.

Galizia is a journalist and software engineer. He worked at the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) for five years, where he helped create 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.

Matthew Caruana Galizia. Photo: Berge Arabian/Agos.com.tr

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 ICIJ in 2018 to set up a family foundation in the name of his mother, Daphne Caruana Galizia, who was an investigative journalist assassinated using a car bomb near her home in Malta in October 2017.

The Taco Kuiper Investigative Journalism Award ceremony will take place in Johannesburg on Friday 29 March 2019.