MFRR partners have serious concerns about plans for a new agency that would centralise control over the government’s public relations within a single entity
The Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) today expresses deep concern about the future impartiality and independence of Albania’s Audiovisual Media Authority (AMA) following the election of a close associate of the ruling Socialist Party to head the media regulator.
Concerns over new restrictions for journalists and media workers in access to Parliament
ECPMF, as part of the MFRR, is concerned about legal proceedings initiated by the Chief of Cabinet of the Minister of Defence, against journalist Juljana Ristani, who published a story on undue interference with lists of nominees for educational bursaries in the context of a public competition held by the Ministry of Defence.
The continued use of legal threats in Albania against journalists and media workers threatens media and press freedom. As part of the MFRR, ECPMF condemns these attempts to silence critical reporting through the abuse of Albania’s legal system.
ECPMF as part of the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) condemns the bomb attack on the home of Albanian journalist Elidon Ndreka early in the morning of 30th October.
MFRR partner write to the Albanian Parliament regarding the proposed amendments to Albania’s audio visual laws that ignore recommendations from the Venice Commission and Albanian civil society
MFRR partner, Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso Transeuropa (OBCT) outlines how Albania has responded to the COVID-19 pandemic and what that means for media freedom
Partners of the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) have published the latest MFRR Monitoring Report, analysing the 813 media freedom violations recorded in Europe in 2022.
Five years ago, investigative reporter Daphne Caruana Galizia was brutally assassinated in a car bomb attack in Malta. Our thoughts are with her family, friends and colleagues. Together with them, we continue to fight for justice.