Institute of Journalists condemns Prime Minister

Miguela Xuereb

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

The Institute of Maltese Journalists in a strongly worded statement condemned the way the Office of the Prime Minister is censuring a number of media houses including Newsbook.com.mt.

This news website was not invited Friday morning for the brief press conference given by the Prime Minister answering questions about the current situation. This was done notwithstanding the fact that Newsbook.com.mt is the third most popular news website in Malta.

Newsbook.com.mt has written to the Commissioner for Standards to protest against the discriminatory attitude adopted by the Office of the Prime Minister.

Stop these malpractices

The Executive Council of the Institute appealed to the Prime Minister to immediately stop these malpractices. It said that all news houses and every journalist should be given equal treatment by the Government. 

Under no circumstances, the Institute insisted, should discriminate between different media houses particularly when issues of national interest and importance are concerned.

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