Tag Albania
13 Jul

Albania: Concern after government ally elected to head key media regulator

The Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) today expresses deep concern about the future impartiality and independence of Albania’s Audiovisual Media Authority (AMA) following the election of a close associate of the ruling Socialist Party to head the media regulator.

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11 Jun

Albania: MFRR partners concerned about restrictions on access to Parliament

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22 Apr

MFRR calls on all state bodies in Albania to ensure journalists, media workers and sources are protected

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19 Mar

New laws, SLAPPS and libel tourism threaten media freedom

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7 Jan

Albania: Defence Minister’s Chief of Cabinet issues legal threat against journalist

ECPMF, as part of the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR), is concerned about legal proceedings initiated by Belioza Çoku, the Chief of Cabinet of the Minister of Defence, against journalist Juljana Ristani, who published a story on undue interference with lists of nominees for educational bursaries in the context of a public competition held by the Ministry of Defence.

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22 Dec

Albania: Private companies are not immune from press scrutiny and we condemn all attempts to use legal actions to target journalists

The continued use of legal threats in Albania against journalists and media workers further threatens media and press freedom and the ability to report on issues in the public interest.

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30 Oct

Albania: ECPMF condemns bomb attack and calls for effective investigation

MFRR condemns the bomb attack on the home of Albanian journalist Elidon Ndreka, earlier in the morning of 30 October. We call for a swift, thorough and effective investigation into the attack, which Ndreka believes may be linked to his work as a reporter, that ensures those behind it are brought to justice.

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16 Sep

MFRR partners write letter of concern to Albanian government regarding the plan to amend the country’s audio visual laws

We are writing to express our grave concern about the apparent plans of the Parliament of Albania to ignore the issues raised in Venice Commission Opinion No. 980/2020 of 19 June 2020, further threatening press freedom and the right to freedom of expression and to information in Albania.

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19 Dec

Albanian authorities pursue highly problematic media laws despite public outcry

We, the undersigned organisations, call on the Albanian parliament not to approve the draft media laws known as the “defamation package.” Should the draft laws enter into force, they would […]

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29 Jul

Albania: Government should withdraw “anti-defamation” legislative package introducing state regulation of online media outlets

29.07.2019 Along with four other media freedom organisations, the ECPMF co-signed a statement, raising concern over the amendments of the “anti-defamation” package and calling the Albanian government to withdraw two […]

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