Caroline Muscat exposed the Gaffarena scandal in 2015, which led to the resignation of then Parliamentary Secretary Michael Falzon and resulted in an investigation by the Auditor General and an ongoing court case by the government to recover public assets. Caroline is the former News Editor of The Times and The Sunday Times, while maintaining her focus on investigative journalism exposing scandals such as the one on the ITS site in St George’s Bay involving the Seabank Group in 2016.
She played a critical role in securing partnership with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists on the Panama Papers. Following the ensuing scandals, involving members of government, she resigned to join the Opposition’s campaign against corruption.
Caroline has over 20 years of experience in the field, also covering issues such as abuse in MEP campaign funding, food safety concerns, women and refugee rights and the exploitation of prisoners, among others.
Her work has received a number of awards, including Best News Journalist and Best Environmental Journalist in 2015, to top awards received by the European Commission on work against discrimination. She has a Bachelor’s degree in English and Psychology (Malta), a Masters Degree in Mass Communications (UK) and a professional diploma in Journalism. She was also appointed Deputy Chair of the Institute of Maltese Journalists.
She is the editor of the website www.theshiftnews.com, launched after Daphne Caruana Galizia’ death.