James Debono

James Debono

James Debono is MaltaToday's chief reporter on environment, planning and land use issues, and one of the newspaper's main political analysts. Apart from blogging regularly on politics, James Debono won the IGM national press awards' environmental reporter of the year in 2011 for his report showing how a beverage company that extracted over 51,000 of cubic metres of water every year from the national water table for free, was awarded an environmental award by the University of Malta. Debono also heads Mediatoday's survey unit, which has conducted polls on all electoral appointments since 2008, correctly predicting the outcome of all elections and the 2011 divorce referendum.

He read history and obtained his Masters' degree from the University of Malta, and in the past worked for TV production house Where's Everybody before joining MaltaToday in 2005. A co-founder of Moviment Graffitti and active in Moviment ghall-Ambjent, he served as a media officer for Alternattiva Demokratika - the Green Party. James is married and has a son. His interests include listening to music and reading.

Articles by this author
Valley road: Vigilant Graffitti welcomes ‘sensitive’ pruning
National
While welcoming plans NGO remains vigilant and asks authorities to exercise caution and limit the pruning the necessary minimum
Quarry eyesore near Dwejra set to get 10-year extension
Townscapes
A nearly exhausted quarry located just outside the Dwejra Heritage Park is set to expand by 9,806sq.m on surrounding agricultural land