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Title: A protest letter from Gozo during the birth of press freedom in Malta
Authors: Galea, Joseph
Keywords: British -- Malta -- History -- 19th century
Freedom of the press -- Malta -- History
Government and the press -- Malta -- History
Complaint letters -- Malta -- Gozo
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: University of Malta. Gozo Campus
Citation: Galea, J. (2018). A protest letter from Gozo during the birth of press freedom in Malta. Gozo Observer, 38, 3-10.
Abstract: The first half of the 19th century and the beginning of British rule in Malta was not a happy time for the Maltese. The population suffered a plague epidemic in 1813 that left the Maltese destitute and very poor. (Clare, 1981: 235-255). Beggars roamed the streets of Malta and Gozo (Bonello, 2013) and many people emigrated to the British possessions in North Africa such as Tripoli, Tunis and Cairo. (Busuttil, 1965: 1-22). The suffering Maltese wanted some say in the decisions that affected their lives and livelihood. The British Government saw Malta as a Fortress Colony and was not ready to compromise its hold on the islands.
Appears in Collections:The Gozo Observer - Issue 38, Summer 2018
The Gozo Observer - Issue 38, Summer 2018

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