Call for harder approach to public broadcasting independence, state advertising in new EU law
The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) has warned
Robert Abela’s Pinocchio problem
If you don’t want to be sued, stop asking
Attard says government committed to EU SLAPP Directive as it SLAPPs The Shift
Without so much as a trace of irony, Justice
Six more public entities take The Shift to appeals court in FOI request denials
On Friday, just as the Council of Europe’s Human
Council of Europe warns PM: 40 cases against The Shift sends ‘chilling message’
Tista’ taqra dan l-artiklu bil-Malti A scathing attack has
‘Climate for freedom of information in Malta has deteriorated’ – RSF
The default position for Freedom of Information (FOI) should
Prime minister urged to publish proposals for press freedom reform
The Shift has joined over a hundred individuals, including
Public inquiry: a year on and only one of 28 key recommendations fully implemented
Although the recommendations of the board of public inquiry
International Press Institute demands government ‘drop the FOI appeals’
The challenge mounted by the government to block Freedom
Echoing concerns: 3 high profile reports on Malta’s rule of law in 2 days
Three analyses on the rule of law in Malta
Compliance in their words
GRECO (the Group of States against Corruption), the Council
Murder of journalists is avoidable, says EU Commission Vice President Vera Jourova
The murder of journalists is avoidable, Vera Jourova, the
Yorgen Fenech indictment ‘result of painful battle, no guarantee of justice’ – Council of Europe report
Persistent delays and administrative obstacles to the judicial process
ECtHR refers to SLAPPs, says public authorities can’t justify defamation claims against media
In a landmark decision related to a civil defamation
First impressions: the governing party’s raft of electoral promises
In another instalment of The Shift’s 2022 elections series,
Government proposals ‘more concerned with regulating, than enabling media’
The government’s press freedom proposals have “a long way
Roberta Metsola pays tribute to Daphne Caruana Galizia on first visit as EP President
Newly-appointed President of the European Parliament Roberta Metsola, on
Government’s press freedom proposals ‘not enough’
The media experts committee appointed by Prime Minister Robert
Defamation law in the hands of ‘malicious parties’ is chilling for journalists – OSCE
The use of criminal and civil lawsuits against journalists
Anti-SLAPP conference: governments must protect media freedom
It is vital that governments protect media freedom, the
What next, SLAPPing MPs?
Let’s start from the first principles: the SLAPP suit
London law firms ‘reputation laundering’ wealthy clients by intimidating journalists
Female journalists are very often the ones fighting against
SLAPPs are misuse of justice systems aimed at intimidation of journalists, EP report says
Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation constitute a misuse of
Ambitious timeline for EU anti-SLAPP directive
An ambitious timeline has been set for the introduction
‘When journalism is threatened, democracy is at stake’
As the world marks Press Freedom Day, several organisations,
Impunity, judicial harassment and State-led capture, key concerns in Council of Europe report
The Council of Europe Platform to Promote the Protection
Maltese academic appointed to European Commission Expert Group Against SLAPP
Maltese law academic Justin Borg-Barthet, whose research has been
Countries in which journalists have been murdered should ‘do more’ to protect the press – Jourova
Countries that have experienced cases of murdered journalists should
‘Justice for Daphne Caruana Galizia must be secured’ – European Commission President
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has again

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