May 11, 2019

Subterfuge, deceit, bluff are all part of the same game.  That is a game meant to mislead and mis-direct whilst avoiding responsibility and the truth.  It takes practice and also a web to pursue the course and maintain that façade of innocence and bluff. The greater part in the higher echelons of this labour government […]

Joseph Muscat hasn’t saved a cent in the past four years. In fact, he’s got the exact same amount of savings in the bank — right down to the euro — as he had four years ago in 2014. But it isn’t just the same as it was four years ago. It’s been exactly the same […]

Yet, while foundation-backed nonprofit outlets have clear advantages over their commercial counterparts, they may never compensate for the market failure that’s afflicting journalism. As I present in my book America’s Battle for Media Democracy, commercial journalism’s deeply systemic problems call for structural alternatives, especially public models that do not depend on market forces. While journalism […]

Tourism Minister Konrad Mizzi and the rest of the “Panama Papers gang” must step down after finally accepting they would be subject to a criminal investigation, former Opposition leader Simon Busuttil said. Reacting to news that Dr Mizzi would not be appealing a court decision to include him in a Panama Papers inquiry, Dr Busuttil […]

Panama City – Panamanians elected a new president on Sunday, but he will face an uphill battle to address the population’s waning faith in government amid corruption scandals and rampant inequality. Democratic Revolutionary Change party candidate Laurentino “Nito” Cortizo, a businessman and former politician, won the presidency with 33 percent of the vote. He will […]

“Burned in effigy. Insulted. Menaced. Spat at. Discredited by their nation’s leaders. Assaulted. Sued. Homes strafed with automatic weapons. Rape threats. Death threats. Assassinations.” This is the landscape faced by journalists throughout Europe over the last four years, according to the report ‘Demonising the Media’ released by the Mapping Media Freedom project. Based on 3,000 […]

Last week, Bitfinex was accused by the New York Attorney General of hiding losses amounting to $850M with its stablecoin, Tether (USDT). In a strange turn of events, the money allegedly ‘lost’ by the Panamanian firm Crypto Capital has been linked to ex-NFL team owner Reginald Fowler. The Bitfinex scandal just keeps getting stranger. It has been reported […]