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  • Dear Prime Minister, how do you sleep at night?

    Dear Prime Minister, how do you sleep at night?

    An open letter to the Prime Minister of Malta, Dr Joseph Muscat, on his declaration that the government was considering sending back to Libya the Somali migrants who arrived in Malta this week.

    July 9, 2013 More
  • Turkey: Beyond the barricades, there’s a vision of a better world

    Turkey: Beyond the barricades, there’s a vision of a better world

    This is an uprising. It’s a stand against injustice. It’s a stand against a modern dictatorship born in Turkey with the help of Western allies bent on selling the idea of a ‘model democracy for a troubled Middle East’ despite the continued eradication of civil liberties, increasing corruption and police oppression in Turkey.

    June 3, 2013 | 1 Comment More

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Women in Turkey Demand Democracy

Women in Turkey Demand Democracy

Every protest movement has its icon. When civil unrest was sparked in Turkey last May, the early iconic image that emerged was ‘The Lady in Red’. It was no coincidence that Turkey’s symbol of resistance is a woman as it illustrates the significant role women have played in the demonstrations.

November 25, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Malta: A government that believes in women?

Malta: A government that believes in women?

Malta is one of the worst performers in the world when it comes to female participation in the labour market, according to the Global Gender Gap Report. Malta ranks 114 out of 136 countries, surpassed by only a few such as Yemen, Saudi Arabia and Iran where being female is hardly a blast.

November 13, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Prime Minister Joseph Muscat delivering his speech at the UN General Assembly. Photo: DOI / Omar Camilleri

The Prime Minister’s UN speech: Fact or fiction?

Calling for a sustained evolution in global thinking at the threshold of 2015, the Prime Minister called for “a new positive agenda for humankind” in his speech at the UN General Assembly. His advice to global leaders deserves recognition because once away from the podium and political charade he should live up to his words.

October 1, 2013 More
A Night Heron, one of the protected birds shot by hunters in the past few days

The power of lawlessness

Just as Roderick Galdes’ title as Parliamentary Secretary for Animal Rights is designed to mislead the public on his real task, so the Wild Birds Regulation Unit is intended to create the impression that government takes conservation matters seriously while ensuring the hunting lobby gets what it wants.

August 20, 2013 | 0 Comments More
The point is freedom of expression

The point is freedom of expression

Improving laws to protect children against bullying and victims of harassment is a worthwhile cause, but Jeffrey Pullicino Orlando’s exploitation of these issues is not. JPO is using his position of influence to suit his interests, regardless of the wider repercussions on journalists’ ability to hold public figures to account.

August 11, 2013 More

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