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Killed Maltese journalist wrote "the situation is desperate" in her final blog post

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The day Daphne Curuana Galizia died, she published a blog post with a harrowing final sentiment.

The prominent investigative journalist, who played a major role in the Panama Papers investigation, was killed by a car bomb in Malta on Monday after leaving her home.

The explosion sent her car off the road and into a field.

In Galizia's last post for her widely followed blog Running Commentary, she wrote:

There are crooks everywhere you look. The situation is desperate.

The entry details alleged corruption by Maltese politicians.

This is just a snapshot of a career exposing a system rife with wrongdoing, including sparking an enormous political scandal through the leaked Panama Papers.

Her final written statement alludes to that same "culture of impunity" that her son, Matthew Caruana Galizia, blames for her murder.

In a Facebook post, Galizia's son wrote:

My mother was assassinated because she stood between the rule of law and those who sought to violate it, like many strong journalists.

But she was also targeted because she was the only person doing so.

On Facebook, he also described how a "long witch hunt" culminated in his mother's death.

He wrote:

Throughout history, women who were too vocal, too innovative and too much of a threat were always branded as witches. 

A long witch hunt ended today - and the victim was a woman who made us proud to be Maltese in the midst of a sea of mediocrity. 

Rest in peace Daphne - you were the voice of a generation. 

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