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Josanne Cassar's field is communications – and over the last 30 years she has worked in every single medium, from radio and television as a producer/scriptwriter and presenter to the equally interesting world of journalism and publishing. Until 2011 she was the deputy/features editor of The Malta Independent and the editor of I DO weddings magazine.
High stakes, as they have always been
Blogs 29-05

More people are falling silent on Facebook because they are afraid of being shouted down, intimidated or just plain ridiculed for their views

This is a soap opera, not an election
Blogs 25-05

When it comes to reporting, or journalism of any kind, the wording is extremely important, one word placed in the wrong sequence can completely change the meaning of an entire sentence of headline

Snapshots from an election campaign
Blogs 22-05

I still feel that the inquiry should have been concluded first, prior to calling an election, but now I wonder whether even that would have sufficed to calm the waters which refuse to be calmed

The pitfalls of celebrity endorsements
Blogs 18-05

Pia Zammit is rather famous for her parody of Michelle Muscat, and receives wide applause. Would Felix Busuttil be treated in the same way if, say, he had to mimic Simon Busuttil? Just asking.

Don’t insult those whose vote you want
Blogs 15-05

Did I blink and suddenly find myself in a country where everyone is obliged to vote the same way or else risk finding themselves at the receiving end of abuse?

Anything you can do, I can do better
Blogs 11-05

Social justice means that everyone is given a fair chance of living a decent life, and this does not always mean simply throwing money at a problem, but getting to the root of it.

The campaign so far
Blogs 08-05

When people start turning their backs on your party it is quite a gamble to keep hanging on and take the risk of the gap between the parties becoming even smaller

Election time for our drama queen nation
Blogs 04-05

An election campaign does not have to be such a drama. It’s just a part of the cycle of every administration, and there is no need for the country to grind to a standstill

It’s all about the bling
Blogs 01-05

As much as we need money to live decently, we are always walking that tightrope trying to find a balance between slaving away to earn those bits of paper, and actually having enough free time to enjoy the things in life which those bits of paper can buy

People will believe whom they want to believe
Blogs 27-04

I’m impressed with how news stories are received, digested and absorbed by the public: it floors me every time, how so many people have this unwavering conviction about everything

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