Albanian authorities pursue highly problematic media laws despite public outcry
Recent articles in Albania

IPI: “Journalists have a right to document the actions of the police as a matter of public interest, and these detentions are a violation of the public’s right to know. Authorities must also immediately investigate reports of journalists being assaulted by police, including while in custody.”

The proposed amendments could have a chilling effect on the right to freedom of expression online and also restrict Albanian citizens’ right to access to information.

Mission comprising ECPMF & IFEX members makes recommendations on journalists’ safety, transparency in press legislation & ownership, state regulation of online media, access to politicians and smear campaigns targeting the press.