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IPI condemns Albania PM’s anti-media remarks

Recent verbal attacks on Albania’s media by Prime Minister Edi Rama have again raised concerns over respect for media independence in the country, the International Press Institute (IPI) said today. Last Thursday, Rama opened a two-day, EU-organised media conference in Tirana with a speech accusing his country’s media of violating and invading individuals’ dignity “from […]

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Albania judge’s suit highlights defamation law abuse

A controversial Albanian judge’s efforts to inflict punishing fines for “moral damages” on media outlets and journalists that reported on his wealth and his status as a target in a corruption investigation underscore the challenge defamation law abuse poses to media freedom in Europe. Albanian media NGO BIRN and newspaper Shqiptarja, and two journalists from […]

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Study: criminal defamation unduly limits media freedom

Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatović today released a comparative study “Defamation and Insult Laws in the OSCE Region” finding that criminal law remains an instrument to excessively limit media freedom. Commissioned by the representative and conducted by International Press Institute (IPI) Director of Press […]

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CEI, SEEMO name investigative journalism award winners

The Central European Initiative (CEI) and the South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO), an affiliate of the International Press Institute (IPI), in special partnership with the Media Program South East Europe of the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS), have named Albanian journalist Aleksandra Bogdani and Ukrainian journalist Nadia Burdey winners of the 2015 “CEI SEEMO Award […]

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