PD Leaves Parliament, Rama Attacks Journalists

PD Leaves Parliament, Rama Attacks Journalists

After the parliamentary majority rejected the request of the Prosecution of Serious Crimes to strip deputy Saimir Tahiri, the Democratic Party deputies left the hall in protest. Opposition leader Lulzim Basha declared before leaving the hall that the vote to protect Tahiri, who is accused of collaborating in international drug traffic and passive corruption, shows that […]

Internationals Have Double Standard on Press Freedom

Internationals Have Double Standard on Press Freedom

A few weeks ago, High Council of Justice judge Gjin Gjoni and his wife Elona Çaushi filed a lawsuit against BIRN and journalists Besar Likmeta and Aleksandra Bogdani, as well as Shqipartja and journalists Elton Qyno and Adriatik Doçi for several reports on legal issues surrounding the couple. The wealth of Gjin Gjoni, who is the wealthiest judge in Albania, […]

Is the Albanian Media Closing in on Itself?

Is the Albanian Media Closing in on Itself?

Because of the latest developments in the country, all the attention has been directed to what happens within our borders, but not outside of them.  There is more proof everyday that what has really failed in Albania is the fact that the media, considered the fourth power, has been corrupted and politicized. Even from this point of view, there […]

How to Respond to “Fabrications,” An Example from Serbia

How to Respond to “Fabrications,” An Example from Serbia

In an interview for the Croatian newspaper Jutarnji Vijesti, EU Ambassador Romana Vlahutin has accused the Albanian media of spreading “fake news” and “fabrications,” in relation to the reporting on the dubious acquisition of the official residence of the EU Ambassador in Tirana. Rather than providing a full and transparent account of the acquisition process, transaction, […]