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MFRR partners write letter of concern to Albanian government regarding the plan to amend the country’s audio visual laws

Proposed amendments to Albania’s audio visual laws threaten to centralise power and ignore recommendations from the Venice Commission and Albanian civil society

MFRR partners, alongside leading media freedom organisations wrote to Chairperson of the Albanian Parliament, Gramoz Ruçi and Albanian parliamentarians to reiterate their serious concern that the amendments fall short of international law and standards.

As noted also by the Venice Commission, the legislative proposals suffer from vagueness and have a number of fundamental flaws that risk causing a chilling effect on the right to freedom of expression online and restricting Albanian citizens’ right to access to information.