The Malta Independent 25 October 2020, Sunday

No MP should use personal attacks to avoid answering questions – IGM on Stagno Navarra complaint

Tuesday, 26 May 2020, 19:04 Last update: about 6 months ago

The Institute of Maltese Journalists (IGM) said that it has continued to receive complaints from journalists being attacked or intimidated while doing their job, the latest being by Karl Stagno Navarra.

In a press statement, the IGM said that Stagno Navarra, who has a programme on ONE TV, who was outside Parliament to take comments from MPs and said he felt intimidated by MP Beppe Fenech Adami, and also from MP Karol Aquilina in a separate incident.

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Stagno Navarra said that the MPs insulted him and attacked him personally "with lies and insinuations."

The IGM said that while not going into the merits of what was said by the MPs, they are on record in video clips sent to it, and condemned any kind of personal attacks made by MPs to intimidate the media.

"No MP or public official should use personal attacks to avoid answering any question. On the other hand MPs and public officials have a right not to respond or if they are not in a position to, declare so."

 


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