‘People died to get the word out’ – Meryl Streep pays tribute to Daphne Caruana Galizia

epa07811004 US actress Meryl Streep arrives for a premiere of 'The Laundromat' during the 76th annual Venice International Film Festival, in Venice, Italy, 01 September 2019. The movie is presented in official competition 'Venezia 76' at the festival running from 28 August to 07 September. EPA-EFE/ETTORE FERRARI

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

American actress, Meryl Streep, has paid tribute to slain investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia ahead of The Laundromat premiere on Sunday in Venice.

Streep is starring in Steven Soderbergh’s comedy about Mossack Fonesca, the law firm that masterminded offshore tax schemes for some of the world’s most rich and powerful.

Speaking during a news conference at the Venice film festival, Streep stressed that it was in fact 300 international investigative reporters who broke the story in 2016. During her speech Streep singled out Caruana Galizia, saying that the journalist was investigating someone at the top of the government in connection with the Panama Papers and was blown up in her car in front of her house.

“People died and people die still to get the word out. This movie is fun, and it’s funny, but it’s really, really, really important,” Streep said.

This is the third time that the actress has paid tribute to Caruana Galizia.

Three men were charged with murdering Caruana Galizia in October 2017, however the mastermind remains at large.