NGOs up in arms over draconian fund-raising law

2021-03-30T17:50:17+02:00Tue, 30th Mar '21, 17:47|

Several voluntary organisations have told the Commissioner and the Council for voluntary organisations that new regulations enacted last September to govern fundraising by NGOs are unworkable and probably illegal. No consultations with NGOs were conducted before the regulations were published by the education ministry, then led by Owen Bonnici. As NGOs became aware of the [...]

Look behind you!

2021-03-30T16:04:24+02:00Tue, 30th Mar '21, 16:04|

Officially the police cannot say what it intends to do with Adrian Hillman because the law does not allow them to comment about people they haven't yet charged. We've heard Adrian Hillman is probably, possibly, in the UK. He's reading a doctorate at a London university though since it's a research PhD and since there's [...]

TVM’s favourite lawyer

2021-03-30T14:38:29+02:00Tue, 30th Mar '21, 14:38|

I wrote a piece earlier commenting on TVM’s coverage of the evidence being heard in court against Keith Schembri. I put up a clip of how TVM covered proceedings in court focusing on the questions asked by Keith Schembri’s defence team from the police officers presenting the evidence. There was precious little reporting of the [...]

Bring back that horse. I need to fall off it.

2021-03-30T14:25:20+02:00Tue, 30th Mar '21, 14:25|

Robert Abela discovered yesterday that Macbridge is owned by Chen Cheng. So, wearing a cape that was last summer’s bleached beach towel, his wife’s black stockings over his head, and grasping a wooden spoon, he heroically told the police chief to investigate everything. He even underlined everything which is Robert Abela’s way of going beyond [...]

Hey pretty boy, you cannot do that

2021-03-30T15:05:51+02:00Tue, 30th Mar '21, 14:05|

Silvio Schembri’s ministry has a program for up and coming technologists who are still studying to get job placements with tech companies. Good. Silvio Schembri is an election candidate in the 6th and 7th district and is sending publicity material in the letterboxes of people who live in those districts to encourage them [...]

Edward Scicluna, time to apologise and resign in disgrace

2021-03-30T13:31:20+02:00Tue, 30th Mar '21, 13:31|

On 21 May 2017, Times of Malta’s Ivan Camilleri reported the findings of an FIAU investigations that concluded there had been “reasonable suspicion” that Keith Schembri was involved in money laundering in his business with the Allied Group and the payments made to Adrian Hillman. By then the report was a year old. And it [...]

The newsroom that doesn’t have to worry

2021-03-30T13:05:49+02:00Tue, 30th Mar '21, 11:53|

Here’s a newsroom that doesn’t have to worry about Rachel Montebello’s decree. Watch this report from TVM’s coverage of the hearing of evidence against Keith Schembri. The report could have been written by Keith Schembri himself. It is a collection of questions asked in the cross examination of police without any context about the evidence [...]

PODCAST: Criminalising journalism

2021-03-30T09:52:22+02:00Tue, 30th Mar '21, 09:52|

Manuel Delia · Criminalising Journalism The newsroom at the Times of Malta yesterday must have had one of those fair and foul days. The Macbridge investigation is a coup of high-quality journalism. It demonstrates the effectiveness of collaborative journalism involving reporters on the beat in Valletta, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Nanjing. And it demonstrates the [...]

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