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Albania: MFRR urges government to scrap new Media and Information Agency

The undersigned partners of the Media Freedom Rapid Response today express serious concern over a new Media and Information Agency (MIA) established by the government of Prime Minister Edi Rama in Albania and urge the ruling Socialist Party to immediately cancel its establishment to ensure it will not be used to further solidify control over […]

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Albania: Concern after government ally elected to head key media regulator

The Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) today expresses deep concern about the future impartiality and independence of Albania’s Audiovisual Media Authority (AMA) following the election of a close associate of the ruling Socialist Party to head the media regulator. On 7 July, the government and its allies voted without the presence of opposition lawmakers in […]

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Albania: Accredited journalists to face unequal access restrictions in parliament

The International Press Institute (IPI) today joined the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) in writing to the speaker of the Albanian Parliament to raise shared concerns over restrictive and unequal new rules for accredited journalists inside the building. The groups raise a number of issues and urge the National Assembly to reconsider the rules to […]

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SEEMO expresses concern at tide of South East Europe free media violations

The South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO), an affiliate of the International Press Institute (IPI), today expressed concern at the number of press freedom violations, and the pressure directed at the media, in South East Europe in recent weeks. In Albania on April 7, police confronted a cameraman for one of the country’s leading TV […]

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