International/European Federations of Journalists join IĠM to denounce disinformation, intimidation

2021-08-31T16:25:54+02:00Tue, 31st Aug '21, 16:25|

This statement was issued this afternoon by the International and the European Federation of Journalists. Photo by STRINGER / AFP In recent days, several Maltese journalists and media outlets have been victims of online spoofing in what appears to be a major campaign to spread disinformation and discredit those who are targeted. The International and [...]

Council of Europe platform logs alert on disinformation campaign

2021-08-31T15:16:11+02:00Tue, 31st Aug '21, 15:16|

The Council of Europe's platform to promote the protection of journalism and safety of journalists has today logged an alert on the spoofing campaign against this website, NGO Repubblika, and news website describing it as an act having chilling effects on media freedom. The platform is coordinated with the Council of Europe's partners the European [...]

European press freedom network concerned with Malta disinformation campaign

2021-08-31T13:48:52+02:00Tue, 31st Aug '21, 13:48|

The following statement was issued today by ARTICLE 19, the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF), the International Press Institute (IPI), and OBC Transeuropa (OBCT): Cartoon by Miriam Galea. The partner organisations in the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) are highly concerned about attempts to spread disinformation and discredit Maltese journalists and bloggers who write [...]

Media, civil society endorse tonight’s protest

2021-09-01T08:24:58+02:00Tue, 31st Aug '21, 09:11|

Several local media organisations and NGOs have endorsed tonight's protest in Valletta in solidarity with journalists and activists called by Repubblika, #occupyjustice, and this website for 18:30 in Castille Place. The endorsing organisations are: Newsbook, The Malta Independent, Illum, Net News, Malta Today,, Sidestreet, KSU, SOS Malta, Aditus - Accessing Rights, PEN Malta and [...]

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