Two years of a movement for change


The endorsements received by The Shift to mark two years since our launch reflect the importance of the work we do. The Shift chose a challenging model – it is the only news portal in Malta funded by readers. It is the only news portal in Malta that does not take funding or advertising from political parties or the government. This ensures our independence, which is why the success of such a model is important in a country where media ownership is dominated by political parties.

Support The Shift and share the stories. These are some 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

“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

“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

“The Shift news really plays a crucial role in fighting for freedom of expression, freedom of the media and freedom through investigate the corruption and expose the corrupt.”

Ana Gomes, former member of the European Parliament


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