Defamation and the Maltese courts: the chilling effect on the press
Saviour Balzan
Most journalists are unable to face down this culture of litigation; many media houses cannot foot the bills for their lawyers and the court fines; and many times, journalists who...
We’re heading for a normal summer with abnormal staffing problems
Josanne Cassar
As the tourism sector looks forward to recouping some of its losses from the last two years, it is a mystery why a government which is so hellbent on reviving the economy is not...
The PN’s recurring nightmare
Michael Falzon

By opting to be a confessional party – that historically it never was – the PN would be supported by a minority of voters and will never become the...

By opting to be a confessional party – that...

You need to treat people like you expect them to treat you
Josanne Cassar

How can you be making the sign of the cross one minute and spitefully turning...

How can you be making the sign of the cross one minute and...

Giving our active youth tools to change the world
Cyrus Engerer

We must motivate and encourage engagement. Rather than seeing activism as a...

We must motivate and encourage engagement. Rather than...

Ice world: Antarctica’s riskiest glacier under assault from below
The Conversation

Ice is still ice – it doesn’t move that fast no matter what is...

Ice is still ice – it doesn’t move that fast no...

‘The dog ate my government’
Raphael Vassallo

In just a few words, Robert Abela effectively exposed the sheer non-existence of a government that allowed itself to be ‘gobbled up’ by the...

In just a few words, Robert Abela effectively exposed the...

Malta at NATO: island perspective adds value to the debate
Frank Psaila

Faced with Russia’s aggression of Ukraine, Malta, whilst remaining a...

Faced with Russia’s aggression of Ukraine, Malta,...

Abortion is a human right, MEPs say | Isabel Stabile, Christopher Barbara
Isabel Stabile

The European Parliament has unequivocally stated that abortion is a right, a fundamental human right, putting paid the ridiculous assertions of...

The European Parliament has unequivocally stated that...

Ah, but life isn’t fair, Robert. It’ what we all learnt at school...
Raphael Vassallo

To reduce it all, once again, to ‘headmaster-speak’… what we’ve just been told is: 'No more excuses; no more fancy talk; you know...

To reduce it all, once again, to...

The sky has turned grey
Michael Falzon

The promised new beginning never was and the list of people in the Muscat administration who should have been brought to justice but were not, is not small

The promised new beginning never was and the list of people...

It’s not just one shade of grey | Alex Muscat

Parliamentary Secretary Alex Mjuscat | We engage with international bodies,...

Parliamentary Secretary Alex Mjuscat | We engage with...

An icy cold shower in the middle of a heatwave
Josanne Cassar

Malta got its own icy cold shower last week when the news broke that it had...

Malta got its own icy cold shower last week when the news...

Exams: is it time to rethink our evaluation of young people?
Saviour Balzan

From primary to secondary, as well as Sixth Form and university, thousands of...

From primary to secondary, as well as Sixth Form and...

The power of inclusion | Samar Mazloum

Together with our national stakeholders, with our partner organisations, with communities and with refugees, we continue to heal, to learn and to bring about a...

Together with our national stakeholders, with our partner...

COVID-19’s effect on families: a woman’s perspective | Julie Zahra

As we move forward into a post-pandemic world, this shared experience can provide an opportunity and a wake-up call for us all

As we move forward into a post-pandemic world, this shared...

Solitary confinement in Malta: a call for reform
Andrew Azzopardi

The use of solitary confinement as a ‘last resort’ indicates that...

The use of solitary confinement as a ‘last...

The Matic report: MEPs... who will trust science? | Andrea Dibben

There cannot be a commitment to the fundamental right to gender equality...

There cannot be a commitment to the fundamental right to...

Discrimination in building permits
Michael Falzon

In Malta they also get the hotch-potch development and the skyline they deserve

In Malta they also get the hotch-potch development and the...

The beam in your eye
Saviour Balzan

On FATF: It will be nasty to have the Americans taking out the speck of Malta’s eye while we are powerless to remove the beam in theirs

On FATF: It will be nasty to have the Americans taking out...