Publication Date: July 2015
Research and Editorial Team: Ilda Londo
Major Trends of Media Development during Post-Communist Transition - Albania

Since 1991, the media landscape in Albania has been under a constant evolution, in most of its components. The change of the political system in 1991 not only led to the end of media monopolization by the government, but also to the disappearance of nearly all existing media and the emergence of a range of new ones.

What is the current media situation in Albania? Have all the developments been positive for it since 1991? This study seeks to answer these questions through the examination of several criteria and the circumstances that affect the development of independent media.

The study provides a thorough analysis of media legislation in Albania. The media landscape in the country chapter analyses print media, radio, television, the public broadcaster and new media. The study also covers the media market and in particular advertising in media, transparency of media ownership and funding, independence of the media, ethics in journalism, specific associations and media organisations, freedom of expression and education of journalists.

Tags: Albania Media freedom Journalism education

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