Albania

Albania

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A joint report that RSF and the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN) published in March 2018 found many problems with Albania’s media. Regulatory standards are manipulated in the government’s interests and ownership of the broadcast media is concentrated in the hands of a few big businessmen. This has created a situation in which self-censorship is widespread and 80% of journalists have no confidence in their professional future. Those who continue to work as journalists are exposed to a climate of insults, some of them coming from Prime Minister Edi Rama, who has called journalists “trash,” “poison,” and “public enemies.”

75
in the 2018 World Press Freedom Index

Ranking

+1

76 in 2017

Global score

-0.43

29.92 in 2017

  • 0
    journalists killed in 2018
  • 0
    citizens journalists killed in 2018
  • 0
    media assistants killed in 2018
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