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Albania: Investigations needed over intimidation of journalists reporting on prosecutor’s vetting

IPI and other media freedom and journalists’ organisations today wrote to Besnik Dervishi, Commissioner for the Right to Access to Information and Personal Data Protection in Albania, to request thorough investigations into recent cases of suspicious data breaches involving journalists writing about a former prosecutor. ————————————- 09/05/2022 Sent electronically Dear Mr. Besnik Dervishi, Commissioner for […]

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Albanian ‘Ministry of Propaganda’: Where we are today?

Lines of communication between the Albanian government and the media have long been tenuous. Whoever is in power picks and chooses the media they interact with and feeds them with information to report, whereas those who are out of favour or ask difficult questions often find themselves sidelined. Whether journalists ask spokespersons for comment or […]

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Council of Europe Report: Red lights flashing for media freedom

The International Press Institute (IPI) today joins the partner organisations of the Council of Europe’s Platform to Promote the Protection of Journalism and Safety of Journalists in publishing the 2022 annual report, which identifies growing challenges for media freedom across the region. While European countries still pack the first ranks in press freedom indexes, the […]

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Albania: Journalists assaulted by police during demonstrations

The IPI global network condemns police violence against Albanian journalists during demonstrations in different cities this month. Police must refrain from violence against journalists and ensure the safety of media workers during demonstrations. On March 11, 2022, the Albanian police assaulted at least two journalists during demonstrations in the capital Tirana and the coastal city […]

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