Tista' taqra bil- Malti.
Youtube has opened its portal to Maltese Youtubers, making accessible tools which were not available for the Maltese.
In a press release, the Member of the European Parliament, Francis Zammit Dimech, said that “Today’s launch of the specific YouTube webpage for Malta – www.youtube.com.mt – is an important step for Maltese YouTubers, content creators and users.”
He further explained that this will not only make Maltese online content more accessible, but “it will be further promoting content of local creators including several artists”.
He stressed that this is “another step closer for Maltese Youtubers to be compensated financially for content generated online.”
Now you can watch local content online more easily. Head to https://t.co/B60tuAXwmq. If you are an artist this is also an opportunity to promote your content online and soon to get financial compensation! Thanks also to @ComodiniCachia for her work on this initiative. pic.twitter.com/FdXzJvrcNJ
— F Zammit Dimech (@FrancisZD) June 19, 2018
Youtube have also announced that they will be expanding the Youtube Partnership Programme (YPP) to Malta later on this year, so that content creators will be able to earn money from their videos. This will also give them access to a wide range of tools and resources giving them the possibility make most of their content on Youtube.
Zammit Dimech added that Youtube is an important platform, especially for young artists who want to expose their talents. Thus, these steps will continue to help local artists by giving them larger audiences and financial aid.
In a statement, the Government also stated that this resulted from ongoing discussions with Google, Youtube’s parent company.
Parliamentary Secretary Silvio Schembri expressed satisfaction at the decision to launch the Maltese version of Youtube which will be also available in English on youtube.com.mt.
— Silvio Schembri (@SilvioSchembri) June 19, 2018
Last March, Zammit Dimech organised a training session for the Maltese Youtube community, and he invited Youtube experts to share their knowledge with the Maltese and Gozitans who share their content online, helping strengthen their voice through workshops at different levels. Zammit Dimech has been helping the Maltese Youtube Community by insisting on a financial compensation for the content generated and shared on Youtube.
Zammit Dimech thanked the Speaker for the Nationalist Party for Culture and Media, Therese Comodini Cachia, who worked towards the materialisation of the aforementioned, including when she was an MEP in light of her responsibility and leadership in the Copyright reform.