Reporters Without Borders

Albanian Police Stop Photographer Filming Riots for ‘Damaging Country’s Image’

Gent Shkullaku. Photo: Courtesy of Gent Shkullaku.

"I was photographing [the violence] when police officers stopped me, saying, it wasn't allowed because it would damage the image of the country," Shkullaku, an experienced photo reporter, told BIRN. "They demanded to delete the photos," he added.

EU Media Freedom Act: Pressganged

European media in general has been facing a dual threat for over a decade. On one side there are the illiberal governments, especially in Central and Southeast Europe, using increasingly sophisticated means to defenestrate the independent media, while on the other side are the tech giants eating into the traditional media's business.

Suspect in killing of Saudi journalist arrested in France

A suspect in the 2018 killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was arrested on Dec. 7 in France, according to a French judicial official.

The official said the suspect was being held on the basis of a Turkish arrest warrant. He requested not being named in accordance with the French justice system's customary practices.

International organisations urge end to STA crisis

Vienna – A number of international journalism and media freedom organisations have signed a joint statement urging the Slovenian government and the Government Communication Office (UKOM) “to immediately end the economic suffocation of the STA and take steps to ensure sustainable funding before its collapse”.

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