The government has often tired to avoid or silence those voice that are critical of it. In the year and a half, it has undertaken a number of legal initiatives that aim at limiting the freedom of speech and the legalization of censorship over the media. A few dates: November 2015 The government proposes a […]
As 2016 comes to a close and with an election year ahead of us, Exit offers a countdown of the top ten government scandals this year. Each of these would have been sufficient to bring down the government, or at least a few officials, in any "European" democracy. But in all these ten cases, we can assure you that all those responsible are still sitting high and dry.
Read part 1 here. 5. The National Stadium During the summer, a quick succession of decisions and maneuvers led to the lightning-fast destruction of the Qemal Stafa stadium including its historical and monumental façade. Through a public-private partnership between the Ministry of Culture and the Albanian Football Federation, all public procurement procedures were handsomely avoided. The architect, […]
The portrait of Ardit Gjoklaj, the 17-year-old worker killed at the landfill in Sharra in August 2016 can now be found all over Tirana. A group of anonymous artists and activists, known as Çeta, have pasted the portrait of the young man on the doors of the Municipality, on the Reja pavilion, on the children’s playground at […]