BBC: From our own correspondent. John Sweeney.

BBC: From our own correspondent. John Sweeney.

This is the script of John Sweeney’s From Our Own Correspondent feature on the BBC after he participated in Tuesday’s March for Truth and Justice. A crowd of seven thousand or so stood in silence in the main street in the capital Valetta, holding their phones up with flashlights on, a very twenty-first-century tribute in …

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Cold feet

Cold feet

They tried it out on One TV but in Saviour Balzan they find a willing ally. So the eyewitness who told the camera of France 2 he had seen Chris Cardona speak to Alfred Degiorgio before the latter’s arrest has since told the Police he had lied about it. When do you know that a …

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The alibi that stayed in bed

The alibi that stayed in bed

Labour needs to hold its domestic audience together. The stories about Chris Cardona on France 2 from last April are starting to penetrate One TV audiences only now it seems that they have been confirmed again with additional facts by La Repubblica a few days ago. It appears Labour could largely ignore the April reports …

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Thank you for ensuring we are not alone

Thank you for ensuring we are not alone

Labour wants the world’s press to stop being interested in Malta unless it is to sing the praises of Joseph Muscat, but the presence of international NGOs, MEPs and journalists during the past week is important for us. I’ll explain this in simple terms for the trolls and the tyrants to have no difficulty understanding. …

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International free speech NGOs finalise recommendations

International free speech NGOs finalise recommendations

The International Press Institute, PEN International, Reporters Without Borders, the Committee to Protect Journalists, the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom and the European Federation of Journalists have today formally reiterated their call for a public inquiry into whether Daphne Caruana Galizia’s assassination could have been prevented. They have also called upon the government …

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We walked into the police station. And then back out again.

We walked into the police station. And then back out again.

So we went to the police station this morning to accuse the Cleansing Department of stealing the protest memorial: the banner, the flowers and the candles, including the wreath left by the Leader of the Opposition. The wreath did not have the identity of the Leader of the Opposition still stuck on it but I …

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Courage

Courage

Read today’s The Malta Independent leader.  It can be assumed to be a direct line to the thinking of PN Headquarters. Every newspaper has a right to choose its editorial line and it is no better or worse for choosing to disagree with others. Of course, though it complained about remarks made about a story …

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GUEST POST: Afraid of those that break the law

GUEST POST: Afraid of those that break the law

By Mark Sultana, BirdLife Malta CEO Malta is an island in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea. Its strategic position was always appreciated by war strategists, economists, peacemakers, traders, and the likes since the link between Europe and Africa was crucial for their missions. This train of thought works the same with nature and more …

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