Times of Malta: Times of Malta partners with National Archives to preserve its photo collection. “Up to one million Times of Malta photos spanning much of the 20th century are to be made available to researchers and the public to view after living in dusty boxes for decades. A joint project between Times of Malta and the National Archives will see conservators digitise, catalogue and store the media house’s entire catalogue of film photos and negatives.”
Times of Malta: Heritage Malta launches website on historic ship graffiti. “The platform serves both as a digital archive and an educational resource, providing enthusiasts, historians, and the public with an unprecedented opportunity to explore and understand the graffiti. The site houses a vast collection of images, in-depth descriptions, and historical context for various ship graffiti discovered in Malta and Gozo.” This is graffiti OF ships, not graffiti ON ships.
Times of Malta: Film commissioner IMDB page emptied following industry backlash. “Film commissioner Johann Grech’s IMDB page was temporarily wiped of its film and TV credits following criticism from industry insiders. In their place, five articles were added to Grech’s ‘Publicity’ section, the latest of which is Times of Malta’s story on the commissioner’s ‘completely unethical’ credits.”
The Shift (Malta): Documenting the ‘sudden awakening from a deep sleep’ – Book on 2019 protests launched
The Shift (Malta): Documenting the ‘sudden awakening from a deep sleep’ – Book on 2019 protests launched. “Local human rights NGO aditus foundation on Friday launched a photobook and online archive that brings together photographs taken by citizens, participants and onlookers of the political protests that took place in Malta between November 2019 and January 2020, in the hope of preserving the memory of the protest.”
Times of Malta: Literary foundation launches directory of Maltese writers. “HELA – the hub for excellence in the literary arts – recently launched its new website… which includes a directory of Maltese writers. This depository currently includes information about 40 writers, but the website aims to continue growing to shed light on local writers in Malta and abroad.”
Times of Malta: Guilty of a crime? It can now be ‘forgotten’ online after three years. “People found guilty of a crime can apply to have the court judgment against them removed from the public domain after three years, according to guidelines issued by the Court Services Agency. The guidelines also state that if the judgment is appealed, the three year period starts from the date of the appeal decision.”
Times of Malta: Website brings Malta’s recent history to people’s computers. “The National Archives have activated Memorja, a website featuring videos, voice recordings and pictures of Malta through the ages in what should be a field day for history buffs. The inauguration was made by Culture Minister Jose’ Herrera, who said this project is a showcase of Malta and the Maltese.” The comments on this article complain about a broken site that’s hard to navigate. I took a quick look. It’s fine. It is weird to have the little shopping cart icon on the home page.
Malta Independent: Through virtual reality, the general public can now visit underwater cultural heritage sites
Malta Independent: Through virtual reality, the general public can now visit underwater cultural heritage sites. “The project features 10 sites, where each site is given a detailed description and videos which show the sites in great detail. The project is in collaboration with the Malta Tourism Authority (MTA), the University of Malta and Heritage Malta, with an investment of €100,000 over three years.” I can’t find a link to the actual site in the article! It’s at https://underwatermalta.org/ . Also, the headline kind of makes it sound like you need a VR headset to use the site. You don’t, it’s a great explore even without.
Malta Today: Can our cultural sector survive the pandemic?. “Government’s revised covid-19 economic recovery package did offer some relief to self-employed artists by even acknowledging them as members of Malta’s workforce, but in speaking to stakeholders in the industry TEODOR RELJIC finds that the onset of the virus may have brought to the fore some already existing challenges for creative professionals on the island.”
Times of Malta: 112 court sentences ‘vanish’ from public database. “A total of 112 court sentences were, so far, withdrawn by the government from the public online database of the courts and other requests are being considered in view of the ‘right’ to be forgotten, the Times of Malta is informed.”
Times of Malta: 86 court judgments removed from public database since 2013. “Eighty-six judgments have been removed from the court’s online public database since 2013, it has emerged. The Times of Malta had reported earlier this year that since taking up office in 2013, Justice Minister Owen Bonnici had privately made the decision to introduce ‘the right to be forgotten’ and which discovered by coincidence during an investigation.”