The Institute for Maltese Journalists has condemned “the despicable acts outside Parliament this evening where a man spat at journalists who were going about carrying out their duties.”
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The IĠM expressed its solidarity with ONE TV journalists and camerapersons who were the subjects of such behaviour, with the institute highlighting how any form of abuse at journalists is unacceptable, urging the police to investigate the matter.
Notably, the IĠM stated the unfortunate state of the country’s attitude towards journalists as it continues its downward trend as authorities and politicians continue to denigrate the sector with comments targeting journalists.
“The institute once again calls on the authorities to acknowledge the role of the media, its vital importance for a healthy democracy and take action to ensure safety of journalists at all times,” a post read.
This comes after masses congregated to Valletta on Thursday evening to protest opposite parliament in light of the recent Steward Health Care Malta revelation.
On Thursday, the Nationalist Party shared a snap of the crowds opposite Parliament, with the caption stating “Currently gathered in front of Parliament, because you deserve better. No to fraud, theft and bribery.”