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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.
Fall from grace
Blogs 20-03

Most vote with their pockets first and could not give two hoots if there is corruption, so long as they can continue to live well and still make more money

The system must change, starting from the electoral system
Blogs 17-03

Killing nepotism and patronage in Malta will mean changing the electoral system and introducing full-time MPs

Gozo drug case | Police escorts key witnesses to late night meeting
National 14-03

Two police motorcyclists accompanied a minister who was allegedly escorted to the Gozo ministry in October 2013, where he is believed to have met the father of a youth from Munxar, who had been caught in the possession of drugs

Can it get worse? Yes, it can
Blogs 13-03

Simon Busuttil forgot how important inclusion is in politics, and this has thwarted the party’s ability to reach out to others

[WATCH] On conflicts of interest and party financing
Blogs 10-03

The PN will have a problem attracting business donors to its cause after Simon Busuttil's clash with the DB Group

Time to decide
Blogs 06-03

The fact remains that the Gozo inquiry will get us nowhere if it is restricted to a simple question and answer session

Young woman caught with nine heroin packets asked to change statement after late night meeting
National 01-03

A young woman was arrested in Mgarr ix-Xini in June 2013 but the narrative was changed three months later

We are heretics
Blogs 27-02

Everything is politicised in Malta: 'If you do not worship at the altar of the Labour party or the Nationalist party, you are considered to be a heretic'

Gozitans arrested on drug charges changed police statement after political intervention
National 26-02

Two men expunged police statement after a meeting between their parents and two senior politicians in a government building in Victoria, Gozo

[WATCH] Saviour Balzan’s video blog
Blogs 24-02

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

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