Malta’s beautiful tourist image masks a murky underside of this Mediterranean island, writes Caroline Muscat
CATEGORY: Volume 47.02 Summer 2018
Visit any destination, but don’t gloss over the free speech issues, argue panellists at launch of Index summer magazine
Travel to any destination, just make sure you report the truth, argue Index panellists at launch of the Index on Censorship summer magazine 2018, Trouble in Paradise
Crime writers have less to lose than travel writers in describing the underside of holiday spots, argues Rachael Jolley.
The summer 2018 Index on Censorship magazine takes you on holiday, just a different kind of holiday. Visit Malta with top Maltese editor Caroline Muscat. This favourite Mediterranean destination is where a leading journalist, Daphne Caruana Galizia, was brutally murdered approximately 100 metres away from her home back in October. In Baja California Sur, tourists take snaps of themselves next to whales, their lenses rarely taking snaps of another reality – the huge drug war raging in the Mexican state that has made it an incredibly dangerous place to live, as Stephen Woodman explores. The Philippines definitely wins awards for its stunning beaches, just not for its press freedom. Maria Ressa, CEO of Rappler, and Miriam Grace A Go, the site’s news editor, explain the harassment they have faced and why they won’t be silenced. And bestselling authors Ian Rankin and Victoria Hislop show you uglier sides to the tourist hotspots that are the backdrops of their books.
The spring 2018 issue of Index on Censorship magazine takes a special look at how governments and other powers across the globe are manipulating history for their own ends