Today’s editorial in the Times of Malta; two points raised that are crucial to understanding where we are now. 1: laws to defend freedom of expression and the work of journalists need to be put into practice, not just exist on paper; and 2: political parties should not own or control news media if we really want democracy to thrive.
The report by six of the world’s leading media freedom organisations published on October 19, on freedom of expression in Malta, makes grim reading. Unrelated events since then, particularly the court’s gag on the popular programme Xarabank a week later, have further highlighted the gathering…
Source: Threats to independent media
The Egrant matter is not settled. And the frantic effort being made to get everyone to shut up about it simply serves to highlight it as unfinished business. Two weeks since the amateur dramatics enacted at Castille, the injured parties have gone on the attack with a deafening response. And yet…
Source: Send it back – Manuel Delia
This is a statement issued this morning by #occupyjustice and Awturi. Spread the word. A CALL FOR JUSTICE AND TRUTH #occupyjustice and L-Awturi are gravely concerned about recent developments. Firstly, it is very clear now that Minister Konrad Mizzi lied to the Maltese and European Parliaments, and that both he and the Prime … + Read More
Source: Organisations call for an action in Valletta this Sunday: they demand Justice and Truth