“There is no harm in journalists sending questions to the Chief Justice”- IGM

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The Institute of Maltese Journalists (IGM) stated that there is no reason for journalists not to send questions to the Chief Justice. This is particularly since the Maltese courts and judiciary lack a proper media communications department.

In a statement, the IGM made reference to Chief Justice Joseph Azzopardi’s speech marking the start of the court calendar. It stated that the Chief Justice has every right not to answer questions sent to him if he is precluded from doing so for ethical reasons.

However, it noted that there is no harm in journalists sending questions. This is particularly since the Maltese courts and judiciary lacks a proper media communications department, which it said “should be considered essential for any entity or organisation in this day and age.”