Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Independent: PM Muscat commits himself to passing gay marriage law before summer

http://www.independent.com.mt/articles/2017-06-04/local-news/PM-Muscat-commits-himself-to-passing-gay-marriage-law-before-summer-6736175061

Helena Grech, Sunday, 4 June 2017, 12:45


Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, upon entering the Naxxar counting hall, said that the results are “humbling”.

Taking comments, he said that Parliament has much work to do, that it will be meeting before the summer recess and that the government is committed to passing the gay marriage legislation that has been sitting on the shelf.

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Times: Fast-track actions on HIV across Europe

https://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20170604/health-fitness/Fast-track-actions-on-HIV-across-Europe.649936

HIV testing is to be encouraged for the early pick-up of cases and to ensure early linkage to care for people living with HIV.

HIV testing is to be encouraged for the early pick-up of cases and to ensure early linkage to care for people living with HIV.
Never assume that people do or do not have HIV because of their nationality, gender, sexual orientation or lifestyle choices. No one comes with a label, so always practise safer sex. It is essential that educators and parents alike transmit this message when talking about HIV.

Monday, 5 June 2017

Times: MGRM reports 15 cases of online hate speech in six weeks

Online platform removed one of every three cases reported

https://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20170602/local/mgrm-reports-15-cases-of-online-hate-speech-in-six-weeks.649676
Friday, June 2, 2017, 20:17 by Ivan Camilleri



An EU-wide monitoring exercise on online hate-speech led to the reporting of 15 cases in Malta in just six weeks, a report issued by the European Commission shows.

In one of every three cases, reported by the Malta LGBTIQ Rights Movement (MGRM) – acting as the Maltese counterpart in the study – the online platform agreed that the reported post was illegal and removed it from its site.