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MFRR Monitoring Report: Ukraine war casts dark shadow over media freedom

Amidst the unprecedented attack on democratic freedoms in Ukraine, serious violations of media freedom have continued to take place all over Europe in the first six months of 2022, according to a report published today by the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR). The MFRR monitoring report – available to download here – documents violations and […]

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Albania: Journalist Isa Myzyraj must receive fair trial against former top prosecutor

IPI today joined the undersigned media freedom organisations and journalist unions and associations in expressing concern about the defamation lawsuit filed against journalist Isa Myzyraj, who works for Ora News, by Elizabeta Imeraj. Formerly Tirana’s top prosecutor, Imeraj was fired in April 2022 as part of the justice reform process for causing a loss of trust in […]

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Albania: PM Edi Rama must reverse journalist press conference ban

The International Press Institute (IPI) was today joined by international press freedom organisations in writing an open letter to Prime Minister Edi Rama to protest against his move to ban journalists from attending government press conferences. Read Albanian translation below     Subject: Open letter to Prime Minister Edi Rama from international press freedom groups […]

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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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