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.

Bernard Grech has to go
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“No matter how humble Abela claims he will be... we need a new fighting...
And the winner is...
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If Robert Abela wants to be proud of his legacy and mature in his...
The campaigns, the parties and the choices
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If Abela wins with a substantial majority he should really be...
Quattro amici al bar... thinking about that Saturday vote
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“I want a party that will respect my intelligence, protect this country...
Plucking up the courage
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Malta’s weak environmental and planning policies are too problematic to...
Labour’s abhorrent ‘green’ agenda
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My 35-year career in journalism has spanned from Mintoff’s Labour, Lorry...
Electioneering while war is going on? Yawn...
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Most people are literally switched off from what is an uneventful and boring...
The numbers tell a political story
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The waiting game is on
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Robert Abela has kept everyone on tenterhooks with the election date and that...
What is the tax man doing in Sin City?
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Hearing the NGOs baying for blood now? They would be right this time around...
Great expectations
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The truth is that the longer Robert Abela takes to decide on an election date,...
Upstanding citizens following the rules
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Saviour Balzan | Next time the government comes out with a call for voluntary...
Does Muscat expect us to look the other way?
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Prime Minister Robert Abela has the arduous task of walking a tightrope,...
Tough talk by the minister of bluntness
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Caruana’s Air Malta revolution appears to be the only way forward for a...
The economy, stupid (apart from other important stuff)
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Education: the key area COVID made us forget
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Online teaching should be available, but primarily for those children who are...
Some Christmas this has been...
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Our political class just does not understand how standards in public life...
Living with COVID
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The truth is that COVID has also altered our economic cycle,...
‘Privet’ property
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The time has come for all of us to have the right to walk freely without some...
Happy holidays and no kissing under the mistletoe
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To move away from the mistletoe and onto the all-important turkey, perhaps the...