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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.
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Achieve professional status for journalists
Achieve professional status for journalists and provide opportunities for journalists to meet and exchange views and ideas.
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Continuous Professional Development Scheme
Enhance the ability of our members as professional journalists through the establishment of a Continuous Professional Development Scheme.
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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.

Sylvana Debono
President
Vice President
Nigel Mifsud
General Secretary
Mario Schiavone
Treasurer
Charles Camenzuli
Member
MSJA President
Press Centre

Latest Press Releases

Ilment dwar imbuttar u xkiel fuq ġurnalist waqt il-qadi ta’ dmirijietu

L-Istitut tal-Ġurnalisti Maltin irċieva ilment mingħand is-Sur Edward Montebello, kap tat-taqsima
September 19, 2020

New Complaints Procedure Adopted

The IGM receives and investigates complaints where journalists are hindered from doing their job. This is
September 19, 2020

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