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University of Malta Symposium: The Assault on Journalism

December 6, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Faculty for Social Wellbeing of the University of Malta is organising, in collaboration with Ossigeno per l’Informazione, the following Symposium: “The Assault on Journalism: Taking stock of pressures on journalists in the aftermath of the killing of Daphne Caruana Galizia”, on 6 December (3pm to 7 pm), at UM Valletta Campus.

At the centre of the supreme value of democracy is the right of everyone to receive and impart information. The Faculty for Social Wellbeing recognizes that freedom of expression is one of the basic conditions for the progress of society and for the development of every person. Journalists enable public debate, act as public watchdogs, inform on matters of public interest and consequently hold those high in the power structures to account, thus ensuring citizens’ access to the process of governance. The Faculty for Social Wellbeing at the University of Malta has teamed up with Ossigeno per l’informazione to organize a symposium to discuss the pressures facing journalists and media actors in Malta and elsewhere.


Prof. Andrew Azzopardi, Dean, Faculty for Social Wellbeing
Alberto Spampinato, Ossigeno per l’Informazione
The Method developed by Ossigeno
Prof. Marilyn Clark, Department of Psychology, Faculty for Social Wellbeing
Journalists under pressure study by the Council of Europe
– Ricardo Gutiérrez, General Secretary, European Federation of Journalists
The role of journalism associations
Herman Grech, Online Editor, Times of Malta
Pressures on journalists in Malta



December 6, 2017
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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UM Valletta Campus
St. Paul Street
Valletta, Malta
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