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Saturday, May 07, 2005

Who Needs Information

This morning I was invited to speak on Sandro Mangion's Spirtu Pront, which is broadcast on the Malta Labour Party's Super 1 Radio every Saturday morning. Sandro's studio guests were Joe Mifsud (MLP's International Secretary) and James Debono (journalist, Malta Today); Leo Brincat, Malta's shadow foreign minister appeared towards the beginning of the programme by telephone. The topic chosen for this morning was the UK General Election. Apparently I have something interesting to say about this by virtue of the fact that I live in the UK and my association with

My home phone rang a few seconds before my voice was due on the air. Sandro had contacted me by email earlier so I had managed to shake the pre-weekend sleepiness out of my head before I started speaking on the radio. Somewhat typically, Joe Mifsud greeted me with a silly question about being mistaken for a terrorist at airports and what not - giving Sandro the opportunity to mention last Sunday's Manic cover story. This melted any icy feeling I had about appearing on a political party's radio station; I made a point to avoid appearing on such channels during my years as a professional broadcaster in Malta. The reason for this is simply because I believe that political parties should not own dominant media organizations in any society...not even in the name of (pseudo) democracy.

Anyway, if you understand Maltese and care to listen to what I had to say just click here and you'll access an audio file captured while I was speaking - duration: 11 minutes and 56 seconds. It's nothing fact it's the sort of thing that makes blogger erezija ask the most legitimate question of all: so what's the big deal with this Toni Sant?

I'm sure I can think of better ways to spend my Saturday mornings, but not today. I've got too many other things to do and think about to worry too much about that. Besides, Sandro is an excellent broadcast producer and I'd never say no to an invitation from him...even when it's on the sort of radio station I wouldn't listen to except for research purposes.

this is an audio post - click to play

Blogger wwwitchie said...

I heard it :) I don't agree with everything you said but one thing struck me. Pet peeve. Why don't we have a word for Wales in Maltese? Or maybe we do and I don't know it. :) 

2:32 PM, May 07, 2005
Blogger Immanuel Mifsud said...

flok taħli ħinek fuq is-superwieħed isma' l-aħħar album ta' Robert Plant ras! 

8:23 PM, May 07, 2005
Blogger Pierre J. Mejlak said...

Lel - ghadni kemm smajt l-album ta' Plant. Album tajjeb. Imma donnu meta magenbu ma jkunx hemm Jimmy Page, fi Plant dejjem issib dik ix-xi haga nieqsa.

ps: dwar il-bloggata ta' toni ma nistax nikkummenta ghax qieghed Amsterdam :) 

10:04 PM, May 07, 2005

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