Tista' taqra bil- Malti.
Journalist Ivan Camilleri has filed in court the first of a series of legal procedures against Allied Newspapers – publishers of The Times of Malta and timesofmalta.com
In a press statement and in a Facebook post, Camilleri stated he is challenging his “illegal and irregular dismissal as the newspapers’ most senior and experienced hand.”
Ivan Camilleri was sacked by Allied Newspapers after an article on MaltaToday claimed that Camilleri had communicated with Yorgen Fenech on an alleged tip-off on the eve of his attempted escape from Portomaso harbour.
‘An unnamed journalist’ was mentioned in Court during the compilation of evidence against Fenech, accused of involvement in the assassination of the journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.
Ivan Camilleri had already categorically denied that he had in any way communicated with Yorgen Fenech on any alleged tip-off as claimed by Malta Today.
“Top brass at Allied Newspapers conspired and fabricated stories about me to settle what they intended to do for many years” – stated Ivan Camilleri.
In his post on Facebook, the journalist said that all of the facts included in his various judicial challenges to follow will be sustained by documented evidence, mostly unpublished, which will unveil the truth.
Ivan Camilleri thanked all those who are supporting his cause and concluded by stating that those who conspired against him will have to “put up or shut up”.