Ema Sabljak

Journalism Student, Freelancer

Location icon United Kingdom

Multimedia journalism student at Glasgow Caledonian University. Previous contributor for Maltese news site The Shift News, writing political analysis and opinion pieces. Regular contributor for Glasgow-based audio magazine LYDmag. Originally from Croatia and New Zealand.

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The National

The National
12/22/2018
'Mad dog' James Mattis: The latest official to quit the White House

WHAT'S THE STORY? US DEFENCE secretary James Mattis has become the latest high-profile official of the Donald Trump administration to resign over differences with the President. The resignation came a day after Donald Trump announced he was withdrawing troops from Syria, a decision with which the defence secretary disagreed.

The National
12/21/2018
New Parkinson's disease breakthrough from Edinburgh Uni

KEY advancements to stem cells could help fight a disease affecting one adult in every 350 in the UK. Scientists at the University of Edinburgh have developed an improved approach which could aid future treatments of Parkinson's disease. The researchers created stem cells that are resistant to developing the disease but still maintain the ability to transform into any cell type.

The National
12/22/2018
Fish set to return to Scots river for the first time in centuries

AN environmental project is taking place in a bid to re-introduce fish to the upper reaches of a Scottish river for the first time in 200 years. The RiverLife project will see the construction of the UK's longest rock ramp to encourage the return of salmon and other wildlife to the River Almond.

The Shift News

The Shift News
05/31/2018
State-owned media: Abandoning the path of the EU

The problem of State ownership of public broadcasters in Malta becomes more apparent when compared to ownership across Europe. Public broadcasting is not uncommon, but there is a very distinctive difference between public ownership and State ownership that may not be made clear.

The Shift News
05/29/2018
Media not for the many, but for the powerful

An investigation by The Shift News revealed the bias created by State ownership of broadcasting networks like PBS. News stories were shown to be under-reported or avoided at times when the government was framed in a negative light, defeating the very idea of providing objective news. The investigation provokes questions of objectivity and ownership.

The Shift News
05/26/2018
Democracy in chains: eliminating the need for journalists

As pro-Labour Facebook groups peddling hate and inciting violence continue to thrive, it becomes clear that they are a method of communication that Labour politicians in government do not want to lose. It is a sign of how critical these groups are to their power network.

The Shift News
05/24/2018
Rethinking tourism

Tourist numbers continue to grow as do calls for sustainability, yet each year everything remains the same. Change only comes in the form of vague promises of eco-tourism establishments that often do not share anything with sustainable actions except for the name.

The Shift News
06/05/2018
Burying the inconvenient truth

Magistrate Anthony Vella, in charge of the inquiry into the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia is set to be promoted, removing him from the case. As the successor to the investigation remains unknown, one thing is apparent: we are eight months into the investigation yet the truth and ultimately conviction keeps getting conveniently postponed.

The Shift News
05/16/2018
Hatred parading as free expression

With revelations into the reality of many Labour support groups, it becomes clearer that the right to freedom of expression is a concept that is misused and abused. An investigation published by the Shift News on Monday exposed six of the biggest pro-Muscat Facebook groups regularly post threatening and insulting content, attacking dissenting opinions as well as critical journalists.

The Shift News
06/10/2018
Malta in a nutshell: Isolation and its heroes

The easiest way to build a hero is to make opposers seem like villains. After all, every hero needs a villain to defeat, and despite being a tale as old as time that is a narrative still supported in Malta.

LYD Magazine

LYD
09/27/2018
Take Care of Yourself: The Dangers of Spiking | LYD

September has been marked by stories about drinks getting spiked on nights out in Glasgow. In order to raise awareness about the dangers that can meet you on a night out, we reached out to one of the victims of drink spiking.

LYD
11/07/2018
Tinderview w/ Plastic Poetry: Baudelaire and Tinder Bios | LYD

Forget about Discover Weekly on Spotify, all you need to find new musicians is a Tinder profile - with an added perk of ensuring that they are in your area. Even if you are new to swiping through Tinder, you will quickly realise that one of the most popular job titles on the app is musician.

LYD
04/21/2018
Record Store Day: Following the Groove through Glasgow | LYD

'Everyone has different musical tastes, everyone has different tastes - that is why restaurants have menus,' says Sandy Mclean, owner of Love Music. Today, LYD is bringing you a menu to fulfil your vinyl record cravings in honour of the UK Record Store Day.

LYD
05/16/2018
Buchanan Beat: Meet the Buskers | LYD

Come rain, come the rare moments of sunshine, music can always be heard traveling down the high streets of Glasgow. Busking is an unavoidable daily occurrence in this city and it is partly what builds its vibrant charm.

LYD
04/14/2018
Moonsoup: A Can Of Good Tunes | LYD

On the day of their first Glasgow gig in BOX, I got the opportunity to sit down for a cup of coffee and chat with Niamh Baker of Moonsoup. Before heading to the gig, we talked about finding your sound and rambling between songs.

LYD
03/21/2018
Under Pressure: Beats to Hit the Books | LYD

Assignments are hitting hard as we approach the middle, or even the end, of the second trimester and students are filling the library in the hope for a jolt of productivity. Other than the heaps of books and print-outs, they are usually accompanied by their headphones as trusty study-buddies.

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