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Title: The role of the independent press in Malta
Authors: Camilleri, Melanie Noelle (1998)
Keywords: Partisanship
Press and politics -- Malta
Issue Date: 1998
Citation: Camilleri, M. N. (1998). The role of the independent press in Malta (Bachelor’s dissertation).
Abstract: Political partisanship in newspapers is as old as Guttenberg's invention was recognised by politicians and other power seekers that information is a powerful tool. Early newspapers were often affiliated with political parties or powerful groups, taking the same position o n issues as these parties so a" to enhance, maintain and defend their interests. It is said that the first victim of war is truth. It can be a military encounter, a conflict of economic interests, a battle for cultural domain. Wars come in many shapes. As the feudal system collapsed and democracy started to flourish, society saw the first vulnerable saplings of the independent press. In countries run by mono-party systems, the independent press is still non-existent or lives under a sort of Damocles sword. That does not mean that political manoeuvring is not rampant in fully-fledged democracies enjoying constitutional-enshrined provisions in defence of the free and independent press.
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