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.

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Two decades and counting, we still chase the story
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Bernard’s fatal moment, Scicluna’s transgression
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You cannot praise Angelo Gafà for being a serious guy one day, and then...
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Bringing reform to the public broadcaster
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Complaints about political bias from a national broadcaster which has always...
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Two parties, one man
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Journalists who turn themselves into the story
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The Maltese want authentic civic action that is not vitiated by partisan...
Tax-free state
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For years now, we have set out new fiscal policies, not based on the wisdom of...
Oh look... a request to ban the publication of a book
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Saviour Balzan | The heavy hand of insisting that every book seller in...
The polls show the PN needs vision
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The Nationalist Party has to offer a vision, some form of hope, and an agenda...
The Joseph Muscat legacy
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Labourites who have their self-respect and are able to think for themselves are...
Laws for gods and animals, it’s a never-ending cycle
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The fact is that nothing can change what the assassination of Daphne means,...
An early election is the answer to this calamity
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Vaccinated? Then it is time to lift the lid
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If Malta has surpassed the herd immunity benchmark, and imposed obligatory...
Did you say clown?
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Peregin built a narrative implying that we were in cahoots with government...
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Exams: is it time to rethink our evaluation of young people?
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From primary to secondary, as well as Sixth Form and university, thousands of...
The beam in your eye
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On FATF: It will be nasty to have the Americans taking out the speck of...