10 protests stymied during pandemic on fear of reprisals following police objections
The police have objected to ten protest applications citing
SLAPPs are misuse of justice systems aimed at intimidation of journalists, EP report says
Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation constitute a misuse of
If you can, you must
Doctors are trained to heal.  They have the capability
‘Worrying degree of democratic backsliding’ – Council of Europe report
The latest annual report on the state of democracy,
Ambitious timeline for EU anti-SLAPP directive
An ambitious timeline has been set for the introduction
PEN Malta call for submissions for Daphne Caruana Galizia poetry memorial
In the week dedicated to World Press Freedom Day,
It’s not enough to ridicule absurdities
Some things are so absurd that they manage to
Autocratic and abusive
The government is targeting its critics again. This time
The democracy of knowledge
If you have never read Alexis de Tocqueville’s ‘Democracy
Decree in Yorgen Fenech case has chilling effect on freedom of expression
Last Monday’s decree handed down by magistrate Rachel Montebello
I never thought it would last three years
The Shift is three years old. While that may
Facing up to impunity
Op-ed by Annie Game, Executive Director of IFEX, the
Damaging trust, causing harm
On 1 September the Commissioner for Standards in Public
‘Malta must uphold right to expression and assembly’
The removal of the protest memorial set up for
Keeping our eyes on the ball: human rights in the time of COVID-19
Guest op-ed from IFEX Executive Director, Annie Game. For
Maltese courts are a continental embarrassment
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) routinely trashes
The King of Kickbackistan goes full dictator
Joseph Muscat hasn’t just stopped speaking to journalists. Now
Owen Bonnici’s shattered serenity
Owen Bonnici had a bad night. Why would he
Record sales at art exhibition in support of The Shift
The launch of the art exhibition by Danish artist
International Forum on Information & Democracy to fight information disorder
Eleven organisations from around the world unveiled the newly
Two years of The Shift: Malta’s only newsroom funded by readers
The Shift is two years old. We want to
‘This is not on’, said the Dodger to the fly
Dodging journalists. Avoiding interviews. Running away from tough questions.
Another paper tiger
This government has a strong record of creating paper
How much does Malta have to give?
Malta has a racism problem, and nothing is being
Human Rights Commissioner ‘worried’ about excessive use of force by police
The Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of
Malta one of 70 countries using organised social media manipulation campaigns
Malta is one of 70 countries having used organised
The Shift News founder Caroline Muscat wins Press Freedom Award
The Shift News founder and editor Caroline Muscat has
At least, we’re not Malta
We’re not Malta, fortunately. That was the sentiment expressed
Creating a climate of fear
I once robbed from the rich and gave to