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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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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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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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