Govt to provide financial aid to media houses

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

Media houses will receive the necessary help including financial help during these difficult times imposed by the spread of coronavirus.

Government has announced on Friday that following a number of meetings with various media houses, it was decided that financial aid will be provided to radio and television stations, newspapers and news portals so that they will remain in operation during these challenging times.

In a statement, government said that the media sector is an integral part of our democracy and serve as a tool for freedom of expression.

Government also said that especially during this pandemic the media has an imperative role in conveying the latest news and updates on coronavirus to people in their homes.

In a statement, the Institute for Maltese Journalists (IĠM) welcomed the Government’s decision. It asked the Government to specify what kind of help was going to be provided.