Representatives from freedom of expression and press freedom groups stand outside the prime minister’s office in Tirana, Albania on November 18, 2022. From left to right: Jamie Wiseman of the International Press Institute, Adrian Evtuhovici of the Council of Europe, Flutura Kusari of the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom, Radka Betcheva of the European Broadcasting Union, Ricardo Gutiérrez of the European Federation of Journalists, Roberta Taveri of Article 19, CPJ's Attila Mong, and Pavol Szalai of Reporters Without Borders. (Photo: CPJ)

CPJ joint mission finds press freedom concerns in Kosovo and Albania

Between November 15 and 18, 2022, CPJ joined a delegation of press freedom groups on missions to Kosovo and Albania to meet with members of the media and officials. 

In Kosovo, the delegation found that political interference in press coverage and physical safety are the main concerns for journalists. In Albania, the delegation found that the climate for free and independent reporting was worsening in the country. 

Read the delegation’s full statements on the missions here and here.