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Tributes paid to chairman of Malta’s Broadcasting Authority

Malta’s prime minister has led tributes following the death of the chairman of the Broadcasting Authority.

Martin Micallef died early on Tuesday after a battle with cancer. He was 61.

Joseph Muscat tweeted: ‘Shocked to hear about the demise of Broadcasting Authority chairman Martin Micallef.

‘He fulfilled his role in an exceptional manner and will be sorely missed.’

Mr Micallef was appointed as the Broadcasting Authority chairman two years ago.

He was a veteran journalist and had previously been a newsreader at TVM.

Broadcasting Authority chief executive Joanna Spiteri said: ‘His extensive experience enriched the organisation and the broadcasting industry in general.

‘He will be remembered for his dedication and professionalism.’