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Concern as Albania looks to push ahead with controversial ‘anti-defamation law’

The International Press Institute (IPI) today joined partners in the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) in sending a letter to political leaders in Albania raising concerns over the ruling Socialist Party’s apparent plans to push ahead with a controversial package of online media laws without implementing changes suggested by the Council of Europe’s Venice Commission. The letter, […]

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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 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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Media freedom violations in the EU under COVID-19

 The COVID-19 pandemic is having a rapid and significant effect on media freedom in the European Union, according to new research published today by IPI. The briefing paper, Media Freedom Violations in the EU under COVID-19, shows how in a short space of time, several states have implemented emergency laws and restrictions which challenge the […]

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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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