(Alas) Daphne is Right

January 29, 2008
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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 […]

Posted in: Electoral laws

Engaging the Electorate

January 23, 2008
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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 […]

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The Banning Bandit – or why Fausto is right

January 18, 2008
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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
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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
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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 […]

Posted in: Media & Politics

Taboo

December 27, 2007
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I would not say that the celebration of the birth of baby J has been completely outshone by this bit of news but once the veil on communication of the past two days was lifted all the newspapers were unanimous in their agreement that the biggest news of the day was Dr Alfred Sant’s hospitalisation. […]

Prognosis – Get Well Soon

December 27, 2007
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Dr Alfred Sant  will be hospitalised today for surgery. I believe that I speak on behalf of all contributors and readers of The Malta Chronicle when I wish him a speedy recovery.  Jacques Rene’ Zammit – TMC Administrator

Posted in: Media & Politics