State-owned media: Abandoning the path of the EU

31 May, 2018 /  By Ema Sabljak, The Shift The problem of State ownership of public broadcasters in Malta becomes more apparent when compared to ownership across Europe. Public broadcasting is not uncommon, but there is a very distinctive difference between public ownership and State ownership that may not be made clear. Once ownership treads into…

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Zammit Dimech will serve as EPP Group rapporteur on media pluralism and freedom

October 26, 2017 / By The Malta Independent “The European Parliament will stand firm behind the Caruana Galizia family and the people of Malta and will continue to follow the case closely. Justice must prevail,” Antonio Tajani, President of the European Parliament said. He was a meeting Maltese MEP Francis Zammit Dimech to discuss the latest…

Stonewalling a media outlet

27 September 2015 / By Petra Caruana Dingli Transport Minister Joe Mizzi plummeted to new depths last week, like some deep-water diver trying to break the record for new limits. He held an official press conference and decided to answer questions put to him by everyone except the journalist from the media outlet owned by…