Founder and co-owner of MaltaToday, Saviour Balzan has reported on Maltese politics and society for over three decades.

In his early days he was actively involved in the environmental lobby and later the Green Party, Alternattiva Demokratika. He later 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 to become a leading English-language newspaper. Balzan extended the Mediatoday stable with Maltese-language newspaper Illum, as well as TV programmes Xtra and Reporter. His memoirs are published in Saying It As It Is.

Articles by this author
Casting the first stone
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Saviour Balzan
Whether this week’s events will rock the independent media or not, this should not cow the fourth estate; on the contrary, they need to recognise one’s responsibility...
In the shadow of COVID-19
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Saviour Balzan
Today we have lost control over COVID. Even the mortalities have snaffled away younger people with apparently healthy histories
Déjà vu of a sycophantic nation
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The writing was on the wall
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Ivan the incorrigible
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We’re still not looking into our post-COVID future
Defamation on Egrant no comparison to assassination
It is not about teachers, but about the children
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Managing a fiasco
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One year, 100 days, two leaders, one nation
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Call an election
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Changes in the new year
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A murder that unravelled the ugliness of our political system
The questions that went unanswered
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