Saviour Balzan is the founder and co-owner of MaltaToday. He has reported on Maltese politics and society for the last 30 years. In his early days he was actively involved in the Green lobby and later the Green Party. He put politics behind him two decades ago and 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 and soon became the leading no holds barred issue oriented newspaper. In recent years he has been engaged in setting up the digital edition of MaltaToday and a Maltese Sunday newspaper Illum. He has also hosts a TV programme Reporter. In February of last year he published his first book ‘Saying as it Is,’ Volume I.
In this week’s Il-Punt, Saviour Balzan argues that defending freedom of expression also means allowing journalists to do their job, without coming under fire when the message is not to a party’s liking
Saviour Balzan's Il-Punt • Is the government banking on strong economy hoping it will make up for all its shortcomings? Saviour Balzan takes a look at the garnishee orders issued on behalf of Chris Cardona against Daphne Caruana Galizia and how the key government players are acting
The Nationalist Party seems to seek to win the next election with the help of a talented carpenter making coffins for the people she attacks, unhurriedly hammering nails in the wood and sealing the coffin for its final journey into the earth
Saviour Balzan talks about the plan agreed upon by the EU leaders at the Malta Summit and says that they were merely reacting to their electoral base and trying to ensure they did not lose their hold on power
The Prime Minister has taken it upon himself to appoint inquiries when there are more answers to be sought than questions to be asked. I wonder why he has not done the same for the Evarist Bartolo FTS scandal. What is he waiting for?