Day: October 17, 2017

WATCH: Deborah Schembri on the need to punish journalists for speaking freely

WATCH: Deborah Schembri on the need to punish journalists for speaking freely

Deborah Schembri went on Labour’s TV station to say journalists who go “beyond a certain limit” must be punished. Deborah Schembri, you do not understand freedom of speech. You do not understand democracy. The right of the freedom of expression is the right to cause offence, particularly to people of power, particularly to you. The …

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CORRIERE DELLA SERA: The treasure island does a Corleone

CORRIERE DELLA SERA: The treasure island does a Corleone

No one recognises better what has happened to our country than our Italian neighbours. I urge you to follow the commentaries and insights on the Italian media. Italian journalists are observing the signs of the times in this country and they understand Malta today better than we do. This chilling report by the Corriere della …

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The OSCE steps in on state-sponsored suppression of press freedom in Malta

The OSCE steps in on state-sponsored suppression of press freedom in Malta

As if we needed to be reminded here is the OSCE — that exists to bring the Russians and the Americans to jointly monitor trouble spots around Europe like Belarus, the Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Moldova and Albania — explaining explicitly what the rest of the world thinks of us right now. Do please read this …

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Refuting the official story

Refuting the official story

Investigators are cautious and they will advise us to wait for conclusions. But we have seen that formula being used before. Why is Jimmy Magro not arraigned a year after the facts became known? The official story is the police is still investigating. Why has Edward Caruana not been booked for corruption and money laundering? …

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The shame

The shame

Here is the filth, the rot, the venom at the very heart of our nation. Here is the hate that politicians and journalists have cultivated over months and years against the only one in this country who would stand up and speak out without seeking personal advantage and reward. This Ramon Mifsud is a recently …

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The investigation that should be happening

The investigation that should be happening

While we wait for an investigation into yesterday’s assassination, there’s another inquiry which should be underway and it should not be conducted by the police. What did the police know about threats to Daphne Caruana Galizia’s life? What did they do about it? Someone from outside the police force must right away fall on the …

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There are crooks everywhere you look.

There are crooks everywhere you look.

The first rule of a crime scene investigation is to preserve the evidence. But yesterday’s assassination is a microcosm of a bigger conspiracy. Daphne Caruana Galizia was the foremost investigator in the country. She uncovered malfeasance, graft, corruption and the organised crime that is around us. She published much but she published what could be …

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UPDATED: Consuelo Scerri Herrera abstains from investigating Daphne’s assassination

UPDATED: Consuelo Scerri Herrera abstains from investigating Daphne’s assassination

After an unbelievable fourteen hours of reflection, Consuelo Scerri Herrera, backed out of the inquiry into the barbaric assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia. She cited European case law that reminds us justice must not merely be done but must be seen to be done. It will next go to the Chief Justice and a lottery …

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