Broadcasting Authority chairman passes away

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

The chairman of the Broadcasting Authority Martin Micallef passed away during the early hours of Tuesday, having lost a battle with cancer. He was 61 years old.

He was appointed as chairman on April 2017.

He was a veteran journalist who worked mostly with PBS. He worked also on international productions with Rai, France 2 and Mediaset.

“His extensive experience enriched the organisation and the broadcasting industry in general,” Broadcasting Authority CEO Joanna Spiteri said. 

“He fulfilled his role in an exceptional manner and will be sorely missed,” Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said in a tweet.

In a statement, the Labour Party offered Mr Micallef’s family its condolences and highlighted Mr Micallef’s contributions to journalism and broadcasting. 

The Broadcasting Authority too, offered its condolences to the family. jibgħat il-kondoljanzi lill-familjari ta’ Martin Micallef.