Founder and co-owner of MaltaToday, Saviour Balzan has reported on Maltese politics and society for over three decades.

In his early days he was actively involved in the environmental lobby and later the Green Party, Alternattiva Demokratika. He later immersed himself in journalism, working to set up newspapers such as il-Fehma, l-Alternattiva, The People and The Independent daily. .

MaltaToday was launched in 1999 to become a leading English-language newspaper. Balzan extended the Mediatoday stable with Maltese-language newspaper Illum, as well as TV programmes Xtra and Reporter. His memoirs are published in Saying It As It Is.

Sins of the past and present blemishes
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Lino Farrugia is expected to stay on as CEO of the FKNK, because the guys...
The sins of the past, conveniently forgotten
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It is unfortunate that people who want to occupy the mediatic or political...
Our toxic dependence on construction needs a public response
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We calculate success on how much money people make in money terms or how many...
Free for all
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No wonder most Maltese will not rally in large numbers to protect the...
Abela should set the tone with his new administration
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Prime Minister Robert Abela should use the first six months ahead of him to...
The prayer we need to be reciting
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I believe that Grech has had all the good intention in the world in taking up...
Bernard Grech has to go
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“No matter how humble Abela claims he will be... we need a new fighting...
And the winner is...
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If Robert Abela wants to be proud of his legacy and mature in his...
The campaigns, the parties and the choices
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If Abela wins with a substantial majority he should really be...
Quattro amici al bar... thinking about that Saturday vote
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“I want a party that will respect my intelligence, protect this country...
Plucking up the courage
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Malta’s weak environmental and planning policies are too problematic to...
Labour’s abhorrent ‘green’ agenda
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My 35-year career in journalism has spanned from Mintoff’s Labour, Lorry...
Electioneering while war is going on? Yawn...
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Most people are literally switched off from what is an uneventful and boring...
The numbers tell a political story
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The one thing that favours Labour is that the swing to the PN from the PL is...
The waiting game is on
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Robert Abela has kept everyone on tenterhooks with the election date and that...
What is the tax man doing in Sin City?
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Hearing the NGOs baying for blood now? They would be right this time around...
Great expectations
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The truth is that the longer Robert Abela takes to decide on an election date,...
Upstanding citizens following the rules
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Saviour Balzan | Next time the government comes out with a call for voluntary...
Does Muscat expect us to look the other way?
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Prime Minister Robert Abela has the arduous task of walking a tightrope,...
Tough talk by the minister of bluntness
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Caruana’s Air Malta revolution appears to be the only way forward for a...