Threats to independent media

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…

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Send it back – Manuel Delia

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…

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Organisations call for an action in Valletta this Sunday: they demand Justice and Truth

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

Occupy Justice released this today

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#occupyjustice PR
April 25, 2018

A CALL FOR JUSTICE AND TRUTH

#occupyjustice and 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 Minister’s staff chief Keith Schembri lied to the people about their involvement in 17 Black. We now know, through documentary evidence, that they set up a structure to earn 150,000 euro a month in bribes. The Prime Minister has not dismissed them.
Secondly, international media report that it is likely that Maltese security services had been tapping into the phone communications of at least one of the alleged assassins of Daphne Caruana Galizia for some time before he killed her, and they did nothing to stop him. In spite of these reports no investigation has been called. The Prime Minister leads the committee that oversees the security service and has not provided answers about what has really happened.
#occupyjustice and Awturi call for action for Justice and Truth on Sunday, 29th April, 2018 in the afternoon in Valletta to ask for political responsibility as well as serious and independent investigations into the horrific revelations we are hearing.
We are inviting everyone, including institutions in the Maltese community – political parties, churches, unions and employers, societies and other organisations – to attend this gathering in a sincere demand for Justice and Truth.
We will be announcing more details in due course.

PR Malti

MANIFESTAZZJONI GĦALL-ĠUSTIZZJA U L-VERITÀ

#occupyjustice u Awturi huma mħassba tassew fuq l-aħħar żviluppi.
L-ewwel, irriżulta bl-aktar mod ċar li l-Ministru Konrad Mizzi gideb lill-Parlament Malti u lill-Parlament Ewropew u kemm hu u kemm il-Kapt tal-Uffiċju tal-Prim Ministru Keith Schembri gidbu lill-poplu kollu dwar l-involviment tagħhom f’17 Black. Illum nafu bi provi dokumentati li dawn ramaw strutturi biex jaqilgħu 150,000 ewro fix-xahar kull wieħed minn tixħim. Il-Prim Ministru ma keċċihomx.
It-tieni, rapporti f’mezzi internazzjonali jgħidu li aktarx is-servizzi ta’ sigurtà Maltin kienu ilhom jissemmgħu ‘il wieħed mill-allegati qattiela ta’ Daphne Caruana Galizia minn qabel qatilha u m’għamlu xejn biex iwaqqfuh. Minkejja dawn ir-rapporti ma ssejħet ebda investigazzjoni. Il-Prim Ministru jmexxi l-kumitat ta’ sorvelja tas-servizzi ta’ sigurtà u ma ta ebda tweġiba fuq dak li ġara.
#occupyjustice u l-Awturi qed isejjħu Manifestazzjoni għall-Ġustizzja u l-Verità nhar il-Ħadd, 29 t’April, 2018 wara nofsinhar fil-Belt Valletta biex tintalab responsabbiltà politika u investigazzjonijiet serji u indipendenti fir-rivelazzjonijiet tal-waħx li qed nisimgħu.
Qed nistiednu lill-istituzzjonijiet kollha tal-komunità Maltija – partiti politiċi, knejjes u denominazzjonijiet, unjins u min iħaddem, soċjetajiet u għaqdiet oħra – f’talba sinċiera għall-Ġustizzja u l-Verità.
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