When journalists are threatened or slayed for their work, it’s a signal the matter they were trying to uncover would have had a significant and feared impact. Forbidden Stories’ mission is to make sure these stories actually reach the public. The consortium aims to give these information a global resonance, thanks to its international network of media partners which publish stories on the five continents.


Daphne Project

74 millions of people heard about the Daphne Project, according to a Kantar Media survey. It consisted in taking over Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia’s work after she was assassinated. With its partners, Forbidden Stories managed to amplify the message carried by the slain journalist.

While her killers wanted to silence her stories, this case eventually had an echo way further than the small Mediterranean island. 120 medias in addition to the 18 news organisations partners involved in the consortium have also spread the news of our revelations.

European Commission, European Parliament, Council of Europe reacted strongly after our publication, and created some ad hoc commission to investigate further the Killing of Daphne Caruana Galizia. The Council of Europe appointed a rapporteur to monitor the rule of law in Malta.

In Malta, dozens of thousands of citizens went in the streets to protest against their governments. Recently, high-ranking government officials and even the prime minister have resigned from office for participating or being complicit in the murder.

Demonstrations in Malta after the murder of investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.

Green Blood Project

This investigation focusing on environmental scandals reached 11 million readers, viewers and listeners.

In addition to our media partners’ publications, Forbidden Stories produced a four-episode documentary series. It included a 52-minute version which was broadcasted on French public television and seen by half a million viewers.