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Albanian Prime Minister insults journalists during live broadcasting, sparking reaction from the media community

  The Prime Minister Edi Rama became the protagonist of a tensed situation with journalists, during a live interview, on October 25. The interview followed a parliamentary session, focused on lifting immunity of the former Minister of Internal Affairs, Saimir Tahiri, who is suspected to be linked to Albanian-Italian drug trafficking activities. The ruling majority MPs voted […]

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National Report: Gatekeepers and Intermediaries: Albania

The report provides an overview of the legislation affecting freedom of expression, rather than media and information freedom laws, as well as the potential mechanisms used to limit freedom of expression. In this respect, the project analyzes the current trends in legislation and potential “attacks” to freedom of expression from the debate on media ethics, […]

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”General prosecutor used his position to censor media content”, report claims

A report published by Klodiana Lala on BIRN Albania’s website shows that the General Prosecutor Adriatik Lalla used his position to demand for online articles on his daughter’s lifestyle be deleted. He sent a letter to the Authority of Electronic and Postal Communications (AKEP), asking them to take measures against some portals that had written a piece on […]

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Judge files two lawsuits against media outlets and journalists

  Gjin Gjoni, Judge at the Court of Appeals and member of the Supreme Council of Justice in Tirana, along with his wife, the businesswoman Elona Caushi, filed lawsuits against two media outlets and four journalists working for the latters. The ones to be sued are the Balkan Investigative Reporting in Albania and reporters Besar Likmeta […]

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Regulator Grants National Digital Licenses after a Contested Process

  The regulatory authority on audiovisual media, Audiovisual Media Authority (AMA), granted the fifth and final national commercial license for national terrestrial digital networks on January 27. In its statement, the regulator said that the granting of this license concluded the licensing process for national terrestrial digital licenses in the country. The regulator voted to […]