OSCE tells government it must consult civil society before adopting new media laws

2022-03-01T19:08:10+01:00Tue, 1st Mar '22, 19:08|

The representative on media freedom for the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe told the government they must conduct “transparent consultations with the Committee of Media Experts, civil society, media and other national and international key actors … prior to the discussion and adoption of this important legislation by the Parliament.” Tereso Ribeiro was [...]

Day 9: (2) A party within a party

2022-03-01T15:28:35+01:00Tue, 1st Mar '22, 12:01|

There are always undercurrents and different views within a political party, especially one the size of our two parties that aspire (and in Labour’s case now consistently win) more than half of all the votes cast in the country. That’s more than any political party in any other European democracy. There are and will always [...]

#WeStandWithUkraine: Show your solidarity

2022-03-03T07:04:40+01:00Tue, 1st Mar '22, 11:33|

Scroll down for a statement by Repubblika issued this morning: Repubblika is calling Maltese people of good-will to show their solidarity with the victims of the war in Ukraine by participating in a symbolic action called for tomorrow Wednesday 2nd March 2022. Repubblika is disappointed with the attitude of the government, which is resorting to [...]

Day 9: (1) Public resources

2022-03-01T11:06:47+01:00Tue, 1st Mar '22, 11:06|

A member of Robert Abela's security detail is seen in this photo wearing a mask issued to him by the government, showing Malta's coat of arms. U ija. Tfettieq. It is symbolic of a deeper malaise which has not started since Labour took office, which I personally was to an extent guilty of when I [...]

Yorgen Fenech loses Strasbourg court case complaining of Covid risk

2022-03-01T10:56:30+01:00Tue, 1st Mar '22, 10:56|

The European Court of Human Rights dismissed a complaint from Yorgen Fenech, who is awaiting trial for killing Daphne Caruana Galizia. Yorgen Fenech complained his fundamental rights were breached when he was kept in pre-trial detention during the covid pandemic. Yorgen Fenech claimed he was especially vulnerable for having one kidney and should have been [...]

Labour must have promised things to the wrong people

2022-03-01T08:32:50+01:00Tue, 1st Mar '22, 08:32|

  Keith Schembri and Brian Tonna (remember them?) categorically denied the allegation that €1o0,000 the latter deposited in a Pilatus Bank account in the name of the former was payment of kickbacks paid by three Russian buyers of Maltese citizenship. They said the money was the repayment of a personal loan. While the police and [...]

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