Why did Magistrate Vella not collect the laptop?
Saviour Balzan
The media can never act as an alternative to the judicial system in a functioning democracy. And that is why any decision not to take in the laptop and investigate its contents...
Towards a stronger, freer press
Would it be a bad idea for small Malta to champion an EU-wide action to protect national newspapers and journalists from ruinous SLAPP lawsuits... rather than just reject the idea...
If you declare war... be ready to fight your war
Raphael Vassallo

Openly antagonising roughly half the country, every single time you resort to...

Openly antagonising roughly half the country, every single...

A PR exercise, for a worthy cause...

On the surface, it was a generous donation to a worthy cause. But even at a glance, it is evident that there were ulterior motives behind this generosity

On the surface, it was a generous donation to a worthy...

Why it’s so hard to #DeleteFacebook | S. Shyam Sundar
The Conversation

As in all abusive relationships, users have a psychological dependence that...

As in all abusive relationships, users have a psychological...

When we give them a voice
Evarist Bartolo

I do think that we underestimate our children sometimes. If we give them the opportunity, they can offer refreshing points of view and, needless to say, they...

I do think that we underestimate our children sometimes. If...

Lions and tigers and crooks, oh my!
Raphael Vassallo

I’m beginning to think it’s some kind of contagious disease… Symptoms include a willingness to believe any form of allegation

I’m beginning to think it’s some kind of...

Love and hate: the Brits and us
Michael Falzon

Today Malta is a successful EU member state providing the livelihood of some 40,000 foreign workers. Who would have believed this way back in September 1964?

Today Malta is a successful EU member state providing the...

No, this was not just another wedding
Josanne Cassar

'It is easy to understand why Ali Sadr would want to invite some important ‘movers and shakers’ from the country which had licensed his bank...

'It is easy to understand why Ali Sadr would want to...

The rise of ‘social media rule’

If government uses social media to bypass advertising spending in newspapers, it would be deliberately debilitating the newspaper industry’s...

If government uses social media to bypass...

Don’t quit Facebook, but don’t trust it, either
The Conversation

Prof. Denise Anthony and Luke Stark • Facebook has grown from its origins...

Prof. Denise Anthony and Luke Stark • Facebook has...

Equality for the unprivileged | Rachelle Deguara

The struggle of the unprivileged woman that had been through oppression shall...

The struggle of the unprivileged woman that had been...

How about not destroying any more of our own island first?
Raphael Vassallo

The stark truth, however, is that we live on island that has a multi-millennial...

The stark truth, however, is that we live on island that...

Giving credit where it’s due
Josanne Cassar

Ultimately, the real work of holding the Government and large corporations to account lies in rolling up one’s sleeves, investigating, poring over the...

Ultimately, the real work of holding the Government and...

Silence will not make the issue go away

Muscat said nothing about the matter until three years after both Pilatus Bank and Sadr himself came to public attention. Why did the news have to be revealed...

Muscat said nothing about the matter until three years...

Reputation means jobs
Frank Psaila

Unless the Government puts its house in order next time round we might not be so lucky. If Malta is listed as a tax haven, that would cause untold harm to our...

Unless the Government puts its house in order next time...

Facebook loses face!
Michael Falzon

Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, acknowledged that there has been “a breach of trust” between Facebook and its users and accepted his company had the...

Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, acknowledged that there has...

‘Be afraid, be very afraid...’
Raphael Vassallo

If we’re going to draw up decent legislation on any given topic, it would help to know a thing or two about the issue you’re legislating about

If we’re going to draw up decent legislation on any...

Look at your smartphone apps
Evarist Bartolo

I think strengthening the Maltese language is a very important step towards safeguarding its future. In schools we should extend the opportunities as much as...

I think strengthening the Maltese language is a very...

Just a movie full of bad guys
Saviour Balzan

Those who know about Ferris, and I am one of them, will not be impressed by all the antics we see or hear

Those who know about Ferris, and I am one of them, will not...

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