Navigating the Maltese Mediascape

Editors: Joseph Borg & Mary Anne Lauri


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Navigating the Maltese Mediascape is a first rate work by first rate professional experts in the field, providing excellent, original, well-researched and futuristic insights into a topic that deserves all the attention it can get. It is a fascinating collection of papers by an array of some of the most knowledgeable professionals on the local and international media scene.”

– Philip Micallef, Former Chairman Malta Communications Authority

Table of Contents

Media and Legal Issues

‧ Gagging the Press in Malta since Independence – and its International Overview: Giovanni Bonello

‧ Libel and Defamation – A View from the Bench: Vincent A. De Gaetano

‧ The Media and Defamation Act, 2018: A Critical Appraisal: Kevin Aquilina

‧ Malta’s Media Law within a European Context: Francis Zammit Dimech

‧ Reflections on the Regulatory Set-Up of Broadcasting Media in Malta: Paul Edgar Micallef

Media and Psychological Issues

‧ The Psychology of Digital Behaviour: Gege Gatt

‧ Making Sense of Our Connected Lives: The Blurred Boundaries between Real Life and Social Media: Christine Spiteri

‧ Balancing Children’s Rights to Participation, Provision and Protection in the Digital World: A Focus on Excessive Use: Lorleen Farrugia

‧ Violence against Journalists and The Right to Freedom of Expression under Threat in Malta: Marilyn Clark

‧ The [non]Feminization of the News and Current Affairs: Louiselle Vassallo

Media and Societal Issues

‧ Humour in the Maltese Press: Gorg Mallia

‧ A Primer on the Economics of the Media in Malta: Marie Briguglio and Jonathan Spiteri

‧ Poverty Reporting in Maltese Newspapers: The Coverage of EU-SILC Data: Sue Vella

‧ The Unbearable Lightness of Online Social Networks and the Hyperlocal: Alex Grech

‧ Malta’s Advertising and Communications Industry: Christopher Mifsud

‧ The Church’s Media Structures in the Maltese Mediascape: Joseph Borg and Mary Anne Lauri

Additional information

Weight 710 g
Dimensions 24.5 × 16.7 cm
Year of publication
ISBN 9789995750732
Pages 306

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