This week's court decree in the Republic of Malta, by Madam Justice Edwina Grima, reminding the media that they are prohibited from publishing documents exhibited in judicial proceedings against Yorgen Fenech, upon pain of Contempt of Court, an offence punishable by imprisonment, represents an unconscionable attempt to muzzle the free press. The Justice made the ruling after Fenech's complained that their publication affected his private life, and that of his family.
This goes against various rulings in the European Court of Justice (ECJ) concerning this issue, holding that journalists publishing sealed court documents and evidence filed are not breaking the law, as they have a sacred right to inform their readers of the news, and that they also have the right to protect their sources.
In the last two to three years, this blog has been in direct contact with various trusted sources inside Malta, as well as whistleblowers and expats. We are firm believers of the Freedom of the Press. Once our sources acquire the sealed documents from the Yorgen Fenech case, we will be publishing everything, uncensored, exclusively for our American and international audience. Our Maltese readers are at their own free will to read these posts.
Our readers know very well that we publish what is in the public interest, without fear from powerful forces, often being the only media that is unafraid to do so. For example, we were the only publication to expose EZL's sordid affair with an Opposition MP, and commented upon both the possible corrupt consequences, and the immoral example it set for public officials at large.
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And ye shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free. John 8:32