Crowds gathered outside the Roman Catholic Church after the ceremony broke into applause as her coffin, covered in white flowers, was carried outside by her sons Matthew, 31, Andrew, 26, and Paul, 21.EU Parliament chief Antonio Tajani and the OSCE's media freedom representative Harlem Desir both paid their respects at the church, while flags outside the European Commission in Brussels flew at half mast.Caruana Galizia reported that a camera had captured the man rushing out of the bank one night carrying bags she presumed were full of compromising documents.Caruana Galizia studied at Catholic schools before she started working as a journalist in 1987.European Parliament chief Antonio Tajani has already demanded an international investigation into the murder.ROME (AP) - Daphne Caruana Galizia, a Maltese journalist killed by a bomb that blew up her car, was fearless and formidable, colleagues and admirers recall.In a statement, the European Commission said: 'The right of a journalist to investigate, ask uncomfortable questions and report effectively, is at the heart of our values and needs to be guaranteed at all times.' The EU on Friday warned Malta that 'the eyes of Europe' are watching it as it investigates the murder of a campaigning journalist, demanding the authorities 'leave no stone unturned' in their probe.
She also edited a Taste and Flair, a food and lifestyles magazine.She showed solidarity with other journalists under threat.Sicilian reporter Paolo Borrometi, threatened by the Italian island's Mafia, said that in 2014 she wrote to him saying: "Paolo, go on, our countries need free journalism." As for the police and magistrates probe of her own slaying, "Daphne herself would probably not expect too much from them," the Independent's editorial said."Now what was many times foretold, threatened, wished for by people who despised her has finally happened," read an editorial in The Malta Independent, a daily newspaper for which Caruana Galizia wrote twice weekly.In Malta, politics is a passion akin to soccer in other countries.