Browsing All Posts published on »January, 2008«

(Alas) Daphne is Right

January 29, 2008 by


What follows is a letter that was NOT sent to the Malta Independent on Sunday for a number of reasons. It is a reply to Daphne Caruana Galizia’s article entitled “Settle down and read this, please“. *** It has become a weird habit of politicians to apologise to editors for the space they use up […]

Engaging the Electorate

January 23, 2008 by


There’s a new page that’s turned on Facebook. It’s a group called “FACE THE CANDIDATES (PN MALTA)“. A number of candidates have joined together and opened this group on facebook “as to act as a discussion board for all people who shall be voting during the next General Elections to be held later on during […]

The Banning Bandit – or why Fausto is right

January 18, 2008 by


It all began here: a J’accuse and Malta Chronicle post in which I let loose a rant against certain political practices in our country. In it I planned to criticise the way party politicians act during election time. I had these particular practices in mind (to criticise): 1. Knocking on people’s doors to have a […]

No Knock Knocking

January 15, 2008 by


It’s possible to go through the BBC archives to examine the recent history of the development between Internet and Politics (German style capitals). I did just that recently when preparing my Sunday article and one of the interesting reportages that I came across dealt with the very peculiar rules that applied to the Japanese Presidential […]

Blog Effect

January 11, 2008 by


Still wondering whether blogs are influencing what is being written on the Maltese media? I came across this interesting article by Christian Holland on Maltatoday. I do not disagree with most of what is said in the article, and I am not writing this to imply that Mr Holland plagiarised anything from a blog (or […]