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Steve Mallia

  • Planet of the social media apes

    It’s a funny old world. Cast your mind back, if you will, to early January and the battle cry that became a worldwide mantra of defiance in the face of terror: Je Suis Charlie. The phrase was written on placards, T-shirts, and almost every single...

  • Editor's blog: Abuse priest: to name or not to name

    Three days ago The Sunday Times of Malta broke a story on its front page about a priest who is facing sexual abuse allegations. Today, the Malta Independent chose to run the same story as its own. However, the point of this blog is more...

  • Editor's Blog: Ice bucket challenge - Malta style

    Editor's Blog: Ice bucket challenge - Malta style

    Only in Malta could the ALS ice bucket challenge become a political bone of contention. In every other corner of the civilised world, it has been taken for what it is: an innovative and amusing way to raise money for a little-talked-about...

  • Editor's Blog: News from… somewhere

    You’ve got to feel for l-orizzont. It must be terrible for them to have Labour in government. No more political investigations, no more scandals, no more wrongdoing… apart from a vindictive story here and there, aimed at people as far removed from...

  • Editor's Blog: Why did magistrate ban the press from priest case?

    Was it correct for the presiding magistrate to ban the press after a Gozitan priest was taken to court today (Tuesday) charged with offences related to molestation? That depends on the circumstances. If for some reason the complainant felt there...

  • Editor’s blog: Did we treat elderly man fairly?

    Editor’s blog: Did we treat elderly man fairly?

    An interesting online debate ensued after Saturday’s Times of Malta published a front page story entitled: ‘83-year-old admits hit-and-run in Lija’. This was a follow up to an item carried the previous day that showed dramatic CCTV footage of one...