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Malta’s Political Scandal Is Being Watched Closely By Some Of The World’s Biggest Media Houses

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Malta has been making international headlines recently… but for all the wrong reasons.

In light of the arrest of businessman Yorgen Fenech and the resignation of Chief of Staff Keith Schembri, Malta continues to feature prominently on multiple international news platforms.

It may come to no surprise to many that international news platforms have been keeping a close eye on Malta the past week, starting from the arrest of the case’s prime suspect Yorgen Fenech last Wednesday.

Some media powerhouses such as the BBC have provided spare coverage on recent events, whilst others, such as Reuters and The Guardian, have been following it extensively and have even sent field journalists to report on the news first hand.

Earlier today, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat met the media to announce that his Chief of Staff, Keith Schembri, had stepped down from his role, where both Reuters and The Guardian journalists were present.

The Guardian’s Juliette Garside, an award-winning journalist for the Panama Papers, has been following the case of Daphne Caruana Galizia’s assassination closely and was quick to report the details of Keith Schembri’s resignation earlier today.

Screenshot from The Guardian.

Screenshot from The Guardian.

So was Reuter’s Stephen Grey, who has also been on the frontlines of this case over the past few years.

 

Screenshot from Reuters.

Screenshot from Reuters.

Euronews also jumped on this morning’s news and also noted how ‘A Maltese government spokesperson did not reply to Euronews’ requests for comment on Tuesday.’

Screenshot from Euronews.

Screenshot from Euronews.

And the BBC has also just reported today’s developments, their first report on Maltese events since November 20th. 

Screenshot from BBC.

Screenshot from BBC.

We can expect to keep seeing the likes of The Guardian and Reuters around for a few more days or at least until the chapter of this messy part of Maltese history is closed.

What do you make of the international coverage?

 

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