Matthew Caruana Galizia named in 2020 European Young Leaders class

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Journalist and software engineer Matthew Caruana Galizia was one of the twenty youths named in the first half of the European Young Leaders (EYL40) class of 2020.

The EYL40 programme aims to bring together the brightest minds and outside the box leaders who work at building a more forward-thinking Europe that is a global champion for a better world.

The class of 2020 includes entrepreneurs, authors, politicians, among others.

Caruana Galizia previously worked for the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) where he co-founded the organisation’s Data & Research Unit in 2014 and was a lead engineer on six major investigations, namely Offshore Leaks, Swiss Leaks, Luxembourg Leaks, Fatal Extraction, Panama Papers and Paradise Papers. The Unit’s core work on the Panama Papers notably won a Pulitzer Prize for explanatory reporting in 2017. He left the organisation in 2018 to continue working on the case around the assassination of his mother, Daphne Caruana Galizia.

The European Young Leaders represent a new generation of leaders, able to tackle the increasing disconnects between citizens and political elites, to rebuild the trust that is vital to democracies – particularly as we enter this uncertain new decade.