Mero Baze

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Attacks on the Press 2009: Europe and Central Asia Developments

ATTACKS ON THE PRESS: 2009 • Main Index EUROPE and CENTRAL ASIA Regional Analysis: • Why a killing in Chechnya is an international issue Country Summaries • Armenia • Azerbaijan • Belarus • Croatia • Georgia • Kazakhstan • Kyrgyzstan • Russia • Ukraine • Uzbekistan• Other developments ALBANIA The independent daily Tema was abruptly…

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Tirana attack prompts comments from editor, businessman

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 local oil companies, as being…

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Albanian editor attacked following critical reports

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 authorities to bring the assailants…

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Police block newspaper staff from entering offices

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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Attacks on the Press 2004: Albania

AlbaniaPrime Minister Fatos Nano and his socialist government continued to pressure independent and opposition media in 2004, using criminal and civil defamation complaints as a stick and politically motivated state advertising as a carrot.

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