To grasp the reasons for the immense disparity between Daphne Caruana Galizia’s international fame and her formally ostracized status in Malta, we should begin by understanding how her legacy is perceived outside of Malta and nationally.
There is a paradoxical nature to Maltese acceptance of others, that underlies discrimination based on political identity. The outcast is the one who questions the economic homogeneity of Maltese society. The ultimate other is a person who criticises the neoliberal system adopted by consecutive Maltese administrations.
Shoshana Zuboff’s new book, The Age of Surveillance Capitalism, explores a new step in the history of capitalism, where big tech is making profits with data, extracted from citizens without their consent—with destructive effects on the economy, democracy and individual lives.
Raisa Galea talks to Antoine Zammit, a practicing architect and urban designer, about challenges and hopes pertaining to open public spaces in Malta.
Apart from being a right (and sometimes a duty), protesting is also fun. It’s a celebration of people from different walks of life coming together for a common cause.
Maltese citizens need to abandon a hypocritical approach to politics. We need to sit down and have a rational debate on how to politically modernise our polity—this is what Malta needs most right now.
Despite having spent a decade in Malta, I still am a guest here—a non-EU resident who cannot afford to purchase Maltese citizenship. I cannot vote either in local council or European Parliament elections. Simply put, I am unrepresented.