Day: February 26, 2018

BR: Murder in Malta. How corrupt is the island?

BR: Murder in Malta. How corrupt is the island?

This is a documentary broadcast on German National TV last week. Below is a loose English translation of the transcript. I should point out that some details, particularly from the interviews in Malta and English have gone through translations in both directions so in places they may not be completely accurate. “Murder on Malta – …

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Malta connection to Slovak businessman who threatened slain journalist

Malta connection to Slovak businessman who threatened slain journalist

One of the probable lines of inquiry into the assassination of Slovak journalist Ján Kuciak and his girlfriend will be the affairs of major businessman Marian Kočner. A report on The Spectator today says that last September, Ján Kuciak filed a criminal motion against Marian Kočner, for threatening him. Kočner owned a flat in a …

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Zero tolerance for corruption

Zero tolerance for corruption

I will be away on a prior engagement on Friday but the action of Il-Kenniesa in Valletta with the theme ‘journalism is not a crime’ truly deserves the support of anyone who can make it. Reporters without Borders are also attending. Their lives too were transformed by the killing of Daphne Caruana Galizia. And barely …

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Definition of insanity

Definition of insanity

I used to think I could imagine how it might feel for the spin-doctors and the strategists of a suffering side of a poll to see their numbers stuck. The PN team had to dig deep into yesterday’s polls published by it-Torċa to find reasons for hope and they can’t have found much. Unless of …

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Slovak investigative journalist assassinated: he reported on corruption in his country

Slovak investigative journalist assassinated: he reported on corruption in his country

Jan Kuciak, a 27 year old Slovak journalist, has been found dead with his partner today in his home outside Bratislava. They were shot in an assassination believed to be connected to his work as a journalist. Kuciak’s last story looked at suspected tax fraud connected to a luxury apartment complex in Bratislava. The case …

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