Albanian authorities pursue highly problematic media laws despite public outcry
9 December 2019
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We, the undersigned organisations, reiterate our call on the Albanian parliament not to approve the draft media laws known as the “defamation package.” Should the draft laws enter into force, they would introduce mandatory registration requirements for online media and create an administrative body with the power to fine, shut down online media and block foreign online media - all without a court order. They would also introduce state regulation of online media, which is contrary to international best practice guidelines on self-regulation.
We note that the proposals are not in…