Tuesday, October 11, 2011
The Communist Party of Malta expresses solidarity with Matthew Bonanno.
The Communist Party condemns the "Allied Newspaper Ltd" for the termination of employment of Matthew Bonanno, a journalist employed with The Times. The Party urges Mr. Bonanno to seek redress before the industrial tribunal.
"According to what Mr Bonanno stated in the local media, where he explained about his Facebook comments with regards the Minister’s Austin Gatt university visit, the Party sees this as an unjust dismissal. We were surprised how a paper that preaches freedom of expression, takes such a disciplinary action.”
The Communist Party of Malta sees no justification for this journalist dismissal. The Party expresses solidarity with this worker.