But winning the Reporters Without Borders 2019 Press Freedom Award for Independence isn’t enough to keep a news portal online.
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Why should you support The Shift?
Our probe into the Vitals Global Healthcare scandal led to a magisterial inquiry on the involvement of three government ministers.
Our investigations have also led to police action on human trafficking, the end of an environmental scam robbing taxpayers of tens of thousands of euro, and the protection of citizens’ personal data following a security breach on a government portal and court action on corruption.
Every time a Shift investigation results in a magisterial inquiry, court case, or widespread discussion in Malta, you are part of that change.
Unfortunately, we don’t have the resources to investigate every story you need to read. It takes resources and a team of researchers to analyse large amounts of data, follow the threads, and produce quality investigative journalism.
If everyone reading this page set up a €10 or €20 monthly donation, we could spend more time working on these crucial investigations and less time on the necessities of fundraising.
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