At The Shift News we work tirelessly every day to give our readers reports that are based on facts, analysis and research.
In our first year, we have exposed Labour’s secret online hate machine, after a six-month investigation of those groups, we have unravelled the web of ownership behind the secret deal that gave away our public hospitals, we have exposed a massive breach of your personal data by the Lands Authority, we have shed light on sex workers in Malta hiding in plain sight.
Our disinformation series at the end of every week filters fact from fiction. We have shown how the government uses taxpayers’s money to distort the truth on a number of issues, from pinkwashing to false statistics and from Joseph Muscat’s speech at the UN to the manipulation on the damning NAO report on the scandalous power station deal.
The Shift News is funded by its readers, and we need your help to be able to continue our work. Support the shift and share the stories. These are five good reasons to do so:
“We are proud to stand with The Shift in their courageous pursuit of public interest investigative reporting that others don’t dare touch in Malta”.
Rebecca Vincent, UK Bureau Director, Reporters Without Borders
“Since its establishment, The Shift has been an exceptional source of independent news and analysis in Malta and an indispensable resource for international organisations working on freedom of expression in the country.”
Sarah Clarke, Advocacy and Policy Manager, PEN International
“The Shift asks tough questions of Malta’s public-private governance, digs deep for answers, and stands by its truths when threatened by power.”
Dr Justin Borg-Barthet, Academic, University of Aberdeen
“Shift News is a welcome contribution to the fourth estate, playing an important role as an effective online instrument promoting democracy by airing local issues.”
Claudia Taylor-East, CEO, SOS Malta
“My mother wrote that the true test of anyone’s ideals comes when they themselves are pushed to the ultimate limit. Her murder showed that her mental strength, talent and compulsion to right great wrongs exceeded the capacity of her own flesh and bones to withstand violence.
The time to decide what kind of a country we want to live in has come and gone: one where people who uphold the ideals of our republic are assassinated, or one where people who want to burn our home to the ground for a bit of money are held to account.
We already know what the people who run The Shift are made of: thoughts, ideals, and flesh and bones.
It is up to all of us to decide whether they’ll survive or not, to decide whether we want to live as savages or tame the savageness of our country.
To test whether we have learned anything at all.”
Matthew Caruana Galizia