Three o’clock

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2018-04-16T14:25:10+00:00Mon, 16th Apr '18, 14:58|

I’m meeting friends in Valletta tonight at another vigil to remember Daphne Caruana Galizia. I plan to speak at the event. The time for thanks and for protest, for grief and for anger, for admiration and for regret is far from over. So many people’s impatience to see it done justifies its unforced continuation. We [...]

Charles Schembri: The search for the truth can never stop

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2018-04-16T10:17:45+00:00Mon, 16th Apr '18, 10:17|

Guest Post by Charles Schembri: A bunch of opinion writers persevere in scribbling epistles that do not necessarily comment on our daily chronicles. It is an endeavour on their part to look beyond the truth or un-truth. Our daily chronicle of events, complemented with on-line comments, is just the facade of the malign cancer permeating [...]

Caruana Galizias protest in court government’s action to strike down freedom of speech

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2018-04-16T10:14:25+00:00Mon, 16th Apr '18, 10:02|

Matthew, Andrew and Paul Caruana Galizia and their father Peter filed a letter in the Constitutional Court protesting the Planning Authority's order to remove a banner put up in Old Bakery Street asking uncomfortable questions to the prime minister. The order crushes freedom of expression and they asked the Planning Authority to withdraw it. More [...]

Tossers

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2018-04-16T09:05:34+00:00Mon, 16th Apr '18, 09:01|

There are bigger issues to worry about right now but there will soon be a time when we need to reflect on the way the right of protest is ignored here. Civil society activists have on a monthly basis raised banners and posters to protest corruption and to demand justice for Daphne Caruana Galizia. None [...]

Sitt xhur ilu

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2018-04-16T07:32:49+00:00Mon, 16th Apr '18, 07:32|

Submitted anonymously today: Sitt xhur ilu Sitt xhur ilu, din oħtna Maltija Dil-bint u din l-omm Fir-raħal tal-Bidnija Inġiebet fi tmiemha ħajjitha biex jingħalaq il-fomm. Sitt xhur ilu din oħtna Maltija, bħali u bħalek, li f’artna kitbet u terrqet, inqatlet f’mitt biċċa mdemmijja sabiex il-pinna darba għal dejjem telqet. Għaddew sitt xhur minn dak il-jum [...]

#occupyjustice: Crookfellas attend My Big Fat Iranian Wedding

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2018-04-16T07:26:08+00:00Mon, 16th Apr '18, 07:13|

  This is a statement issued this morning by #occupyjustice: Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, his Chief of Staff Keith Schembri and Tourism Minister Konrad Mizzi graced Hollywood movie posters put up by activists in front of Castille in Valletta and Pilatus Bank in Ta’ Xbiex, to mark six months since the assassination of the journalist [...]

Il Silenzio e’ Mafia

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2018-04-16T05:59:52+00:00Mon, 16th Apr '18, 05:59|

Jason Micallef will be Googling who Salman Rushdie is this morning. Or Margaret Atwood, Anne Enright, Ian McEwan, Kamila Shamsie, Neil Gaiman, Eva Bonnier, Elif Shafak and Colm Tóibín. They said they are outraged by his remarks and by his orders to his goons to remove banners calling for justice for Daphne Caruana Galizia's death. But knowing [...]

Alessandra Dee Crespo: Oh my Daphne!

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2018-04-16T06:37:20+00:00Mon, 16th Apr '18, 03:00|

Guest post by Alessandra Dee Crespo: Around six months ago, after having attended Daphne Caruana Galizia’s funeral, I wrote a piece for this blog called ‘We must let you go now’. In this blog post I had said that the time of sitting on the fence is over, that it is our turn to feel [...]

250 writers call on Commission to ensure protection of journalists in Malta. Concerned on shameful behaviour of V18 management.

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2018-04-15T02:20:16+00:00Mon, 16th Apr '18, 01:01|

Over 250 influential writers and publishers including Margaret Atwood, Salman Rushdie, Anne Enright, Ian McEwan, Kamila Shamsie, Neil Gaiman, Eva Bonnier, Elif Shafak and Colm Tóibín are calling on the European Commission to ensure justice for Daphne Caruana Galizia, and for the protection of journalists and whistleblowers in Malta. In particular, the letter raises profound [...]