Matthew Vella is executive editor of Malta Today, second largest newspaper in Malta.

His work was featured in a study (made by on investigative journalism in the EU for the European Parliament's budgetary control committee: Deterrence of Fraud with EU Funds through Investigative Journalism in EU-27.

The study depicts the state of investigative journalism in the 27 EU member states, illustrates conditions promoting or impeding good investigative journalism in general, and in particular for reporting on fraud with EU funds and revenues. 

An anthropology graduate an a European Masters in Human Rights and Democratisation: his dissertation dealt with the ethics and politics of Malta's asylum policy (2006).

Basic information

Matthew Vella
human rights, migration, asylum, local business and economy, politics

Supported projects

Cash Loans Czar's Maltese Tax Escape Plan

  • Corruption
  • Organised crime
  • Trafficking

How Russian Billionaire and Fashion TV investor paid near zero-tax on small loans operations in Europe and USA.