30 Italian journalists issue appeal to colleagues to join them at Malta gathering on 16th October

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2018-09-28T13:21:21+01:00Fri, 28th Sep '18, 13:21|

In a few days it will have been a year since Daphne Caruana Galizia was killed. Thirty Italian journalists have issued an appeal to colleagues in the profession to be in Malta on 16th October. The journalists insist on justice to be served on those who commissioned her assassination. The Italian journalists issued their appeal [...]

One more thing you must not know

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2018-09-28T11:35:05+01:00Fri, 28th Sep '18, 11:35|

Chris Cardona says the salaries we pay his staffers are a secret we are not entitled to discover. He also told the regulator he will not be sharing with him this secret in order to assess, according to the law, whether we should know. Chris Cardona makes a mockery of freedom of information law. He [...]

Guest Post: Theatre of the Absurd in Malta

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2018-09-28T10:32:07+01:00Fri, 28th Sep '18, 10:32|

A play by Lizzie Eldridge is premiering tonight as part of the Valletta 2018 program. The playwright is missing the premiere. Here she explains why. It’s a real privilege, you’d think, to have your work chosen as part of the programme for a European Capital of Culture.  And tonight, my play Friefet Bojod premieres at [...]

Meryl Streep: “True bravery is Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia”

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2018-09-28T10:04:30+01:00Fri, 28th Sep '18, 10:04|

In an open letter to Porter magazine’s winter issue, actress Meryl Streep defines “true bravery” when writing in defence of good journalism. “Bravery is terrifying and actual, bravado is a parade. We see enough examples of braggadocio and bravado strutting around on the public stage. True bravery is Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, blown up in [...]

Owen: not merely strange

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2018-09-28T09:13:45+01:00Fri, 28th Sep '18, 09:13|

The Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards has made his first pronouncement. The fact that pronouncement happened to be about a lawyer and the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards is the outgoing President of the Chamber of Advocates is, in my view, entirely secondary. The Commissioner was speaking about a government Minister and a Member of Parliament. That [...]