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Annual Journalism Awards

  The Union of Albanian Journalists awarded the journalists for best economic reporting in Albania and Kosovo on December 16 with the annual prize “Vangjush Gambeta.” The award for the best economic program was given to journalist Ornela Gace, while the award for best economic story in print media was given to Xhovani Shyti.  The […]

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Parliament Elects Five Members of Steering Council of RTSH

  The Parliament elected on December 4 in a plenary session five members of the Steering Council of public broadcaster RTSH. The new members were voted only by Members of Parliament from the ruling majority, as the opposition MPs continued to boycott all parliamentary activities. The short listing process in the Parliamentary Commission on Media […]

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NEWS24 Journalist Reports Life Attempt Against Him

  Artur Çani, the journalist who runs the investigative program Kaktus on News 24 TV, reported to the police that a masked person tried to kill him on the evening of December 1, inside the building where he lives in Tirana. Çani reported that at the last moment the gun didn’t fire and the aggressor […]

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Parliament Elects AMA Chair

The Parliament elected on November 6 the new chair of the regulator on audiovisual media, Audiovisual Media Authority (AMA.) His name is Gentian Sala, holding a law degree, as well as a master’s degree in “European Studies.” He comes from a legal background, switching then to commercial business activities, working as a manager and co-owner […]

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EU Progress Report on Albania 2014

  The latest EU Progress Report on Albania for 2014 highlighted the slow progress made in certain legislative areas, while emphasizing the need to take steps for resolving the existing deadlock and addressing imminent processes, such as digital switchover. Major attention was paid to the implementation of the Law on Audiovisual Media, which has been […]

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Trade Union of Journalists Alerts on Informality in Media Labor Relations

  The Union of Albanian Journalists organized a press conference to denounce the difficult economic and social situation in the Albanian media market. Aleksandër Çipa, chairman of the union, declared that the economic crisis in Albanian media has deepened and the informality in labor relations has worsened. He also provided data to support these statements. […]

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Parliament Elects Two New AMA Members

The Parliament elected on October 9 two new members of the Audiovisual Media Authority (AMA.) The new members are Pirro Misha, head of Institute for Dialogue and Communication and well-known publicist, and Gledis Gjipali, head of the European Movement Albania. The new members were voted only by Members of Parliament from the ruling majority, as […]

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New Law on Access to Information Approved

  On September 18 the parliament approved the new law “On right to information.” The law was approved after years of discussion with the Ministry of Justice, public administration, and relevant parliamentary commissions. The initiative to change the existing law on access to information came from Soros Foundation and other civil society organizations. The law […]