Journalists confess acquiring OPM payments to serve as experts

Journalists handpicked by Key Minister Robert Abela to act as ‘independent media experts’ on a committee recommending included transparency and legislative reforms for the safety of Maltese journalists acknowledge to staying compensated for their services to the authorities.

The committee was established up in January 2022 following the publication of the community inquiry into the assassination of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.

It was tasked with examining laws introduced to them by the government that did not include the majority of recommendations designed by the Board comprised of retired Choose Michael Mallia, previous Main Justice Joseph Mentioned Pullicino and Decide Abigail Lofaro.

Neither the committee’s chairman, Michael Mallia, nor the journalists by themselves want to say how a lot of hundreds they have recognized from the federal government for their participation.

OPM resources confirmed to The Change that MediaToday co-operator and committee member Saviour Balzan has acquired a whole of €15,000 for his time on the committee.

And when acting as an ‘independent’ member of

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