Tony Mallia

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Tony Mallia was a journalist and media executive who worked mostly at the service of the Partit Nazzjonalista, either in government or within the party's media structure.

Born in San Ġiljan on 24 September 1942, Mallia received his education a the Stella Maris College and at [Thompson TV College]] in Glasgow, Scotland. He joined the civil service in 1962 and started working as a programme editor with the Broadcasting Authority in 1967.

During the 1960s Mallia was active within the Young Christian Workers, and he even held the position of National President.

He joined Independent Print in 1979 as editor-in-chief and was the editor of The Democrat between 1980 and 1989.

He was a member of the Broadcasting Authority between 1979 and 1981. Mallia held several roles within the Ministry for Youth and Culture and was involved in the drafting of the law that liberalized Maltese broadcasting. He was also Malta’s representative in a Council of Europe convention for three years.

In 1995 he was appointed Executive Chief of PBS (Malta) Ltd., a position he held until 1996. Two years later he was appointed deputy chairman at PBS.

Tony Mallia was married to Mary nee Grima and they had two children, Madeleine and Alex.

He died 15 January 2004 at the age of 65.