Media outlets in Malta with a large political following include newspapers and broadcasters. Maltese and English are both used in daily and weekly publications.
Despite state-owned media's pro-government bias, the media are generally free and diverse. Harassment and libel charges are leveled at Maltese journalists.
Investigative reporter Daphne Caruana Galizia's murder is the most egregious case of the physical risks that journalists, particularly those who look into corruption, face.
Beginning in the middle of the 1930s, Maltese radio served as a counterbalance to Italian fascist propaganda broadcasts. Five years after the residents of the island began receiving Italian TV signals, Malta Television was established in 1962. Italian television is still widely watched.
The two major political parties and the Catholic Church received the first private broadcasting licenses. Privately owned radio stations and a number of TV channels are now widely available. More stations soon followed.
The majority of people watch cable and satellite TV.
By December 2021, there were 389,000 internet users, or 88 percent of the population (Internetworldstats.com).
- Every day Times of Malta.
- Malta Independent, a daily.
- Newspaper and news website, Malta Today.
- Public TV station in Malta (TVM).
- Owned by the Malta Labour Party is ONE TV.
- Nationalist Party-owned net television.
- Public radio station in Malta.
- Owned by the Malta Labour Party is ONE Radio.
- the Nationalist Party's radio station 101.
- a personal FM radio station called Bay Radio.
- RTK – Catholic Church station.