COMMITMENT TO FREE AND INDEPENDENT MEDIA LEARN MORE PROTECTION OF SOURCES A DEMOCRATIC CORNERSTONE LEARN MORE
Our Story So Far

Institute of Maltese Journalists

The Institute of Maltese Journalists (IĠM) was founded as The Malta Press Club on 3 November, 1989, following a suggestion by Joseph Brockdorff, chairman of BPC International Limited, a public relations and advertising company, who approached the editors of the local media and offered his help in the setting up of an association grouping together media practitioners.

The IĠM (Institute of Maltese Journalists) endeavors to promote the highest standards of journalism in Malta.

IĠM was founded on the 3rd of November 1989

IĠM is officially recognised by the Government

Mission Statement

The Role of IĠM

Conscious of the fundamental right of information and of preserving the freedom of the News Media (both print and broadcast / electronic), The Institute of Maltese Journalists shall endeavour to upgrade the character of the Maltese News Media in accordance with the highest professional standards by providing a structure.

Defend the rights of the journalist
Represent and defend the rights of journalists where freedom of information and the News Media are concerned.
Learn More
Achieve professional status for journalists
Achieve professional status for journalists and provide opportunities for journalists to meet and exchange views and ideas.
Learn More
Continuous Professional Development Scheme
Enhance the ability of our members as professional journalists through the establishment of a Continuous Professional Development Scheme.
Learn More
Executive Council

IĠM Team

A new Executive Council of the Institute of Maltese Journalists was appointed for the 2020 and 2021. For the first time, the council will have members from six local newsrooms meaning there now is the greatest ever representation of Maltese media on the IĠM.

Matthew Xuereb
President
Vice President
Kurt Sansone
General Secretary
Mario Schiavone
Treasurer
Charles Camenzuli
Member
MSJA President
Press Centre

Latest Press Releases

Press statement

IGM condemns unethical journalism standards The Institute of Maltese Journalists is seriously concerned
August 28, 2021

New faces on the IĠM council

Times of Malta assistant editor Matthew Xuereb has been appointed President of the Institute of
April 10, 2021

Report breach of
freedom of information