Bank of Valletta is supporting the Malta Journalism Awards, one of the highlights of the Istitut tal-Ġurnalisti Maltin’s activities. The Malta Journalism Awards seek to recognize and honor professional journalists who produced outstanding work for the public, either as employees of official news entities or also independently.
The awards night, where all the winners will be presented with their award is being held on Saturday 4th March 2023.
Karl Spiteri, Head, of Corporate Communications at Bank of Valletta met with IGM President Matthew Xuereb and General Secretary Kurt Sansone at the Gran Salon within the National Museum of Archaeology in Valletta where the Finals are being held. The Gran Salon is an imposing hall with intricate wall decorations that is currently being restored through Bank of Valletta’s support.
‘As one of Malta’s largest organisations, that is frequently in the news, we at Bank of Valletta recognise the crucial work done by journalists in providing reliable information to the citizens of the community in which we operate,’ said Karl Spiteri. ‘We are proud to be associated with this event that recognises excellence in all categories of journalism that educate and inform their audiences in an engaging manner, very frequently to very tight deadlines.’
IGM President Matthew Xuereb said the aim of the Malta Journalism Awards is to recognize and award the efforts of journalists, while at the same time raising the bar of the level of local journalism. “We shall be presenting a total of 21 awards, judged by three independent judging panels relating to works published during 2020, 2021 and 2022, when the awards were not held due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The awards will recognize the exemplary work in the field of journalism despite difficulties journalists and journalism are facing in Malta,” Xuereb said.