The Malta Independent 18 October 2021, Monday

L-Orizzont editor Josef Caruana lands job at the Office of the Prime Minister

Friday, 7 July 2017, 17:57 Last update: about 5 years ago

L-Orizzont editor Josef Caruana, whose controversial editorials were disowned by the union that owns the newspaper, has been given a job within the Office of the Prime Minister.

Caruana confirmed the news with newsbook.com.mt but said he was still unsure what his new job entailed. He denied that his new post is related to the media.

Caruana told the news portal that he had wanted a career change and that his new role at the Auberge de Castille was in no way linked to his editorials.

His new boss, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, was one of those who disagreed with the hardline editorials penned by Caruana. The controversial editor had called on independent journalists who were “stifling progress” by writing against corruption to “disappear.” Journalists and editors from The Malta Independent and Times of Malta were frequently targeted by Caruana, even as recently as this week.

The editorials, described by this and other newspapers as hate speech, were condemned by the General Workers Union, which owns l-Orizzont. 

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