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Critical Albanian news outlet hit by sophisticated cyber attack

Albanian authorities should immediately investigate a sophisticated cyber-attack against Albanian news website Exit.al and hold those responsible to account, the International Press Institute (IPI) said today. Exit, an independent media platform, said its English-language edition was hit by a targeted cyber attack on April 15 which took down the website for 24 hours and tried […]

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Albania urged to reject draconian new media laws

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, joined seven other international media freedom organizations in calling the Parliament of Albania to reject a so-called “defamation package” of media laws that would empower the authorities to shut down online media without judicial oversight. The full letter, […]

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Coalition finds ‘deteriorating’ press freedom in Albania

Press freedom in Albania is “deteriorating”, a coalition of press freedom organizations including the International Press Institute (IPI) said today following a three-day mission to the southeastern European country. In its preliminary findings, the coalition highlighted numerous challenges to independent journalism in Albania, including unresolved physical attacks against journalists, smear campaigns targeting the critical press […]

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IPI to join press freedom mission to Albania

From June 18 to 21 a coalition of seven international press freedom organizations will carry out a joint advocacy mission to Albania, focusing on improving the situation of press freedom and the safety of journalists. The mission will meet with journalists, editors, media owners, civil society representatives, members of the diplomatic community and high-level Albanian […]

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