Albania / 2002

Attacks on the Press 2001: Europe & Central Asia

March 26, 2002 12:11 PM ET

The exhilarating prospect of broad press freedoms that followed the collapse of the Soviet Union a decade ago has faded dramatically in much of the post-communist world. A considerable decline in press freedom conditions in Russia during the last year, along with the stranglehold authoritarian leaders have imposed on media...

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Attacks on the Press 2001: Index of Countries

March 26, 2002 12:11 PM ET

Africa: Overview Americas: Overview Asia: Overview Europe and Central Asia: Overview...

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Attacks on the Press 2001: Albania

March 26, 2002 12:11 PM ET

Independent journalists in Albania continue to struggle with economic underdevelopment, highly partisan politics, and security risks. Low professional standards and stalled government reforms of media laws further compounded journalists' problems in 2001. High taxes and printing costs, poor distribution networks, low advertising revenues, limited business skills, and endemic corruption keep...

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