The Malta Independent 21 February 2019, Thursday

Institute of Maltese Journalists condemns cyber attacks aimed at The Shift News

Monday, 21 January 2019, 17:28 Last update: about 30 days ago

The Institute of Maltese Journalists has condemned cyber attacks against The Shift News, and called for an investigation.

In a statement today, the institute said: "The Institute of Maltese Journalists (IGM) joins the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) in condemning cyber attacks on The Shift News. "

"The Shift News reported that it experienced two cyber attacks in a week, 'both of which were aimed at taking the site down and denying public access to news reports on the site.'" 

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IGM states that such acts aimed at stifling freedom of speech are unacceptable and calls on the relevant authorities to investigate the matter and publish a public report once such an investigation is concluded. 

IGM also supports the immediate initiative taken by IFJ and EFJ in reporting the attack to the Council of Europe's platform to promote the protection of journalism and the safety of journalists.


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