Albania / Europe & Central Asia

Journalists attacked in Albania since 1992

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Albania's journalists tread fine line when covering organized crime, politics

July 5, 2019 10:00 AM ET

The intersection of organized crime, corruption and politics in Albania is impacting the country's press. During a joint mission by a coalition of press freedom organizations to Tirana in June, CPJ Europe Correspondent Attila Mong spoke with journalists about challenges including threats, attacks, political interference, and legal harassment....

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Press freedom situation worsening in Albania, joint mission finds

June 21, 2019 10:30 AM ET

Press freedom in Albania is deteriorating, the Committee to Protect Journalists and six other international press freedom and freedom of expression organizations said in a statement released yesterday....

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Journalists injured during anti-government protest in Albania

April 15, 2019 2:28 PM ET

On April 13, 2019, Albanian police fired tear gas into a crowd during a demonstration in the capital, Tirana, affecting several journalists, according to news reports and video footage of the protest....

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British journalist in Albania targeted in smear campaign

March 22, 2019 8:27 AM ET

British freelance journalist and blogger Alice Taylor, who writes for various international publications and for the Albania-focused news website Exit, has been targeted in a smear campaign by pro-government news outlets in Albania and had her residency permit renewal denied, the journalist told CPJ....

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Journalist severely beaten, hospitalized in Albania

March 9, 2017 1:30 PM ET

New York, March 9, 2017--Albanian authorities should thoroughly investigate yesterday's attack on investigative journalist Elvi Fundo and swiftly bring those responsible to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Two unidentified assailants beat Fundo, who runs the news website Citynews.al and Radio Best, with crowbars near a train station...

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Attacks on the Press 2009: Europe and Central Asia Developments

February 16, 2010 12:00 AM ET

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Tirana attack prompts comments from editor, businessman

November 5, 2009 2:42 PM ET

Our news alert on Wednesday detailing a vicious attack on Albanian editor Mero Baze elicited e-mail comments from both victim and a businessman accused in the attack. Baze said he is recovering but is experiencing head pain. He also echoed reported witness statements that identified Rezart Taci, a principal in...

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Albanian editor attacked following critical reports

November 4, 2009 3:56 PM ET

New York, November 4, 2009—Assailants badly beat Mero Baze, chief editor of the independent Albanian daily Tema and host of the prime-time television show “Faktor Plus,” at a bar in the capital, Tirana, on Monday, according to news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the attack and calls on...

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Police block newspaper staff from entering offices

January 9, 2009 3:57 PM ET

New York, January 9, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists is disturbed that the Albanian authorities today blocked the offices of the daily Tema, which recently published stories alleging official corruption....

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Bomb damages office of popular daily newspaper

December 19, 2005 12:00 PM ET

New York, December 19, 2005—An explosion on Sunday evening damaged the Tirana headquarters of Shekulli, Albania's most popular independent daily, but staff members escaped injury, according to international press reports. Editor-in-Chief Robert Rakipllari said 15 staff members were working when the bomb exploded outside the newspaper building, The Associated Press...

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