From Victor Paul Borg:
I have to raise money from donations to produce work published on this website.
I have designed a transparent system of donations. Each category of work has a target amount, and this enables you to see what money is being sought for what and where the donations are going. It also enables you to see the modest amounts sought for each category.
Another reason for having channels of donations for different categories is that it gives you the option to donate for something you feel passionate about.
You can find information on each of these donation channels in banners at the bottom of the relevant pages of content.
Here are brief descriptions of the main categories:
I am the only journalist in Malta who consistently does self-driven or self-generated investigative journalism. These investigations take time and effort and risk, and I seek to raise €200 monthly for such investigative pieces. Click here to donate to investigations.
Investigations and well-researched features on planning are a special category of this website. These articles are well illustrated for impact, making the illustrations part of investigative output on these planning articles. The aim is to reveal and rally via investigative articles to help foster the dynamic for planning reform, which is urgently required. The target is to raise €200 monthly for the planning emergency. Click here to donate to planning emergency.
Special coverage areas
These are categories in which this website will mount special, extensive, rolling coverage whose aim is to reveal (by investigative articles) and to rally (by publicizing ways or means that you can get involved to contribute to bringing about change). Links to donation pages for each of these categories will be shared within those relevant pages.
Justice on Trial
This section consists of legal analysis and research into areas in which institutions and laws do not adhere to constitutional safeguards, and hence lead to injustice towards citizens and ultimately the public at large. The target is to raise €75 for this section. Click here to donate to Justice on Trial.
Running costs of this website are considerable. These costs include subscriptions to various services, including robust security systems and protections.
The cost of these services and other technical costs amounts to €217 every month – or €2,604 annually.
There is no direct way to donate to technical expenses at the moment. I am instead channeling offline donations to technical expenses.
Starting at the beginning of 2023, I have raised €400 in offline donations (last updated 17 November 2023). This means I am seeking an additional of €2,104 for technical expenses this year.
If you like to contribute to this cost, or enter into a sponsorship agreement, please write to me at [email protected]