The Italian Insider: Malta’s government’s “miserable measures”

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2019-03-19T12:41:45+02:00Tue, 19th Mar '19, 12:41|

John Philips, veteran Rome correspondent for British newspapers who now writes for Italian English-language newspaper The Italian Insider was in Malta this weekend to cover the vigil marking 17 months since the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia. Here's a link to his piece. Look at this choice quote: "In a miserable measure recalling the practices [...]

Il Tirreno

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2019-03-19T08:49:19+02:00Tue, 19th Mar '19, 08:49|

Il Tirreno is the newspaper of record of Tuscany. On Sunday it carried this summary of a presentation I gave in Livorno last week. They introduce me as a Times journalist presumably because my Sunday Times articles come up on Google. It's far from the worst thing I've ever been wrongly described as.

David did no dodging

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2019-03-19T08:39:38+02:00Tue, 19th Mar '19, 08:05|

The attempted frame-up of David Casa shows all the hallmarks of what Joseph Muscat’s supporters wanted the Egrant case to be like.  It was cooked up in the middle of the night at the desk of a propagandist who describes himself, wholly undeservedly, as a journalist, quoting a source who is a fantasist mired in [...]

Why say no?

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2019-03-19T07:25:16+02:00Tue, 19th Mar '19, 07:25|

Ranier Fsadni made a very important point last Sunday writing on The Shift News. He said he was not sold on the idea that the protest at the Great Siege memorial in Valletta was removed every day because of some naive ambition on the part of the government to get people to forget the matter [...]