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Blogging : Is it a threat or under threat?

This is the text of a speech I delivered at a conference organised by the office of MEP Roberta Metsola. The conference was entitled “The Fourth Estate in a New World. Citizen Journalism and Security Chalenges. Part One: BLOGGING AND POWER, THE GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE When I was asked to speak about blogging in the context […]

If you meet Gianluca on the road, kill him

Gianluca Bezzina, the singing and smiling doctor who had won the hearts of Eurovision-crazy Malta, made a cringe-worthy intervention at the Nationalist Party’s latest “find myself” jamboree. While executive members were being elected in mind-bending gender-strict parity, and while bets were still out on the horses that would qualify for the race for Sec-Gen, Gianluca giggled […]


All set for the second day at the Closing Conference of the European Year of the Citizens. It’s been a rollercoaster of two days between catching up with what went on in a year of formal and surgical interventions by the powers that be into trying to provoke a demos into life and on the […]

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