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22 July 2014

Journalists should be allowed the freedom to do their jobs - IGM

 - Wednesday, 22 January 2014, 18:15

Journalists, photographers and camerapersons should be allowed the freedom to do their jobs, especially when this is in a public place, they are not breaking any regulations and when the subject is of news value, which they feel is of national interest, the Institute of Maltese Journalists said in a statement. 

"The Head of News of Media.Link Communications asked for the protection of the IĠM as Media.Link Communications were following a story that was published in another newspaper.

Last week the IĠM felt it had to defend the right to the confidentiality of the source of journalists after the police said it was going to request the Court to order the Editor of MaltaToday to reveal the source of information that he had received in connection with the fuel procurement scandal.

Every medium can chose what is of news value and the IĠM appeals for this harassment of journalists should not be repeated." 

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Joe Martinelli says:
23 January 2014 14:22

"Every medium can chose what is of news value and the IĠM appeals for this harassment of journalists should not be repeated."
Very nice, very commendable, but where was the IĠM pre and during the election campaign when Media.Link, NET TV personnel were impeded from doing their job or singled out by not being invited to Labour conferences and other functions.
Now it seems that IGM is uncomfortable with reaping what it had sown?

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