Malta Malta


APS Consult Ltd., SOS Malta, Media InterAct Project, Situation Analysis of Media Practices and Integration of Third Country Nationals, 2012

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Type of publication

Study - qualitative research

Geographical coverage


Area/location of interest

Not applicable - national level

Type of Institution

Civil society organisation


SOS Malta

Main Thematic Focus

Integration & inclusion

Target Population


Key findings

The report shows that most respondents stated that there is inadequate coverage of third country nationals and third country nationals related topics in the Maltese media. Religious belief is also said to be perceived as not well portrayed by the media. According to most of the respondents, religion is at times presented to show extremism and this is usually tied to Islam.

The majority of migrants interviewed said they were never invited by local media organisation to participate in a TV or radio programme.

Methodology (Qualitative/Quantitative and exact type used, questionnaires etc)

A series of interviews were conducted with third country nationals and an on-line questionnaire was sent to local media organisations and media representatives.

Sample details and representativeness

For the interviews with third country nationals, embassies in Malta were requested to promote the project among their respective communities and minority communities were identified and requested to promote the survey. No results were achieved with this method so evaluators resorted to personal networks in order to establish contacts with third country nationals. 53 Third Country Nationals participated in the survey.

Regarding the on line questionnaires, 42 organisations were contacted (13 print media, 10 radio stations, 9 TV stations and 10 stringers).

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