It’s not getting better
It is incredibly hard to write about violence against
Robert Abela’s grim year
The year 2021 was another challenging one for many
Reports that mattered (and largely ignored) in ’21
One of the government’s favourite platitudes in 2021 was
It should have been the other way around, Owen
If an apology must come with a caveat, then
The Speaker to the rescue
If by some unexpected turn of events, the House
Joseph Muscat’s ‘technicality’: How his latest no-show in court builds on a pattern
If a politician has initiated libel proceedings, is it
Steward’s ship has sunk
The government’s agreement with Steward Healthcare is so fraught
Condemning one’s own narrative
It was ultimately more surprising that a government spokesperson
It’s not what it looks like
While members of government have become particularly adept at
Malta still slowest in Europe to conclude money laundering cases – EU Justice scoreboard
Justice Minister Edward Zammit Lewis recently described the government’s
The scourge of procedural errors
Much has been written about how the prosecution seems
Disinformation Watch: This is (not) fine
There is a timeless cartoon (meme) often used when
Facebook can no longer be ‘the judge, jury, prosecutor and witness’ of the digital space – whistleblower
Frances Haugen, the Facebook whistleblower who has exposed the
‘What happened to Daphne could still happen to journalists, and that’s an alarming state of affairs’
An online event co-organised by the Justice for Journalists
‘The impunity for crimes against journalists must end’ – Josep Borell, Vera Jourova
Vice President Josep Borrell and Vice President Věra Jourová
No one held to account in 81% of journalist murders during the last 10 years – report
Over the past decade, 226 of the 278 journalists
Urgent action needed against online gender-based violence and attacks on female journalists – UN Report
Despite the impressive gains made by women, gendered censorship
International press freedom organisations to visit Malta on anniversary of Daphne Caruana Galizia’s murder
Five international press freedom organisations will be visiting Malta
Disinformation Watch: Keeping Things in Check #6
On 4 October, the social media platforms Facebook, WhatsApp
Pandora Papers: Revelations should be ‘wake up call’ in global battle against tax evasion, MEP says
The largest-ever leak of offshore data, the Pandora Papers
PBS classified as state-controlled media in new study
A new tool to assess the editorial independence of
Fighting disinformation, one game at a time
Readers of The Shift will have noticed that the
Disinformation watch – defiant defence
When reports emerged that on 8 September, the Parliamentary
Keeping things in check #5
The absurdities never stop, do they? From Robert Abela’s
Facebook’s WhatsApp privacy pledges undermined by ‘improper content’ reviewing system
An investigation by the US non-profit newsroom ProPublica found
Disinformation Watch: Calling things by their proper name
The Shift has dedicated much space to the plethora
Disinformation Watch: I’m not campaigning, you’re campaigning!
Eagle-eyed observers and those who monitor our politicians’ social
Keeping things in check #4
August is usually a slow month for most but
5 Covid-19 vaccine myths explained
Despite Malta’s successful vaccination rate against Covid-19, and the

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