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Malta is recognised by international independent observers as having a free independent media. There are currently four dailies and 11 weeklies published in Malta, divided equally between English and Maltese language publications. The most widely read English-language newspaper is The Times of Malta, while other English newspapers include The Malta Independent and Malta Today. Maltese-language publications include In-Nazzjon, L-Orizzont and It-Torca. The 1993 amendment of the Broadcasting Act introduced television pluralism to Malta and now there are almost ten television stations on air in the country. The public broadcaster (TVM) and political party-owned stations (One TV, Net TV, and E22) have the largest share of Malta’s audience; between them they gathered around 50% of viewers in 2009. By contrast, commercial stations only attracted 3% in 2009. The broadcast media is regulated by the Broadcasting Authority – which also promotes the use of the Maltese language in television.