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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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MFRR writes to Albanian PM after seizure order against news outlet Lapsi

The International Press Institute (IPI) today joined its partners in the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFFR) in writing to Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama to express deep concern over the recent seizure order approved by a judge against online news outlet after it revealed the existence of a massive voter database.  ————– To: Edi […]

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IPI condemns detention and assault of journalists documenting police violence in Albania

Authorities in Albania must open an investigation into a recent string of unjustified detentions of journalists and immediately respond to allegations of reporters being assaulted by police whilst in custody, the International Press Institute (IPI) said today. Over a two-day period starting on Friday, November 11, three journalists including one editor-in-chief were detained in the […]

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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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