ESN in Brussels seeking local freelance journalists

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European Service Network (ESN) is looking for at least 2 local freelancers in Malta to add to our network of writers. In particular, we are replying to a tender for the European Commission’s DG Communications that would require the localisation of some EU stories for the next four years.

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L-IĠM jifraħ lil Dr Joanna Spiteri

 
Dr Joanna Spiteri

Kap Eżekuttiv

L-Awtorità tax-Xandir

7, Triq Mile End

Il-Ħamrun

Għażiża Dr Spiteri,

Qed niktikblek sabiex f’isem l-Istitut tal-Ġurnalisti Maltin nifraħlek għall-kariga l-ġdida tiegħek fl-Awtorità tax-Xandir.

Il-ħidma tiegħek fil-qasam tax-xandir tul is-snin kienet impekkabbli, u bla dubju li l-esperjenza u l-istudji tiegħek f’dan il-qasam għandhom jgħinuk u jispirawk fil-qadi tad-dmirijiet il-ġodda.  Din hi kariga li tistħoqqlok. Konvint li għandek il-ħiliet meħtieġa biex tidħol għal dawn ir-responsabbiltajiet il-ġodda u li taqdihom bl-aħjar mod.

Bħala Istitut tal-Ġurnalisti Maltin ninsabu disposti li fix-xhur u s-snin li ġejjin inkomplu nsaħħu r-relazzjoni li bnejna tul is-snin mal-Awtorità tax-Xandir.

F’dan is-sens qed nipproponi li ċ-Chairman tal-IĠM, is-Sur Karl Wright, jiltaqa’ miegħek f’data u ħin li jkunu tajbin għalik.

Sadanittant, mill-ġdid nifraħlek u nawguralek kull suċċess.

Inselli għalik.

Mario Xuereb
Secretary General
Institute of Maltese Journalists (IĠM)

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Pope Francis: Journalism based on rumors is a form of terrorism

ROME-Pope Francis on Thursday warned that journalism, when based on rumors, can be a form of terrorism, meaning a “weapon of destruction” of both people and nations.

The pontiff also urged journalists not to stoke fear regarding phenomena such as migration forced by war or hunger.

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“I have often spoken of rumors as ‘terrorism,’ of how you can kill a person with the tongue,” Francis said.

“If this is valid for an individual person, in the family or at work, so much more it’s valid for journalists, because their voice can reach everyone, and this is a very powerful weapon,” he said.

Criticism, the pope continued, is legitimate, as well as the “denunciation of evil, but this must always be done respecting the other, his life, his affections,” because an article is replaced from one day to the other, but the life of a person “unjustly defamed can be destroyed forever.”

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ENLARGED PRESS ETHICS COMMISSION HAS NEW CHAIRMAN

Press Release No.: 13/2010
Date: 9 June 2010

The Institute of Maltese Journalists today announced the formation of a new Press Ethics Commission – Malta (PEC), including a new chairman, while retaining the format of the outgoing commission.

Addressing a press conference at the IGM’s premises in Valletta, the institute’s chairman, Malcolm J. Naudi, said that, following the premature resignation of the PEC in 2009, led by Professor Kevin Aquilina, the IGM had embarked on a lengthy process that took several months to set up a new commission.

The new commission is to be composed of ten members, including the chairman (see bottom of this PR), and the PEC’s term should be for a period of one year, starting on 1 May, 2010.

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