Albanian Journalist Elvi Fundo Attacked in Tirana

Update: 14 Mar 2017 State replied
Year 10 Mar 2017 Country Albania Category A. Attacks on physical safety and integrity of journalists Source of threat Unknown Partner EFJ/IFJ , CPJ , Index , RSF Alert level Level 1
10 Mar 2017 Albania A. Attacks on physical safety and integrity of journalists Unknown EFJ/IFJ , CPJ , Index , RSF Level 1

On 8 March 2017, Elvi Fundo, director of online portal and Radio Best, was beaten up by unidentified assailants near the train station in Tirana. He was later sent to the hospital. He declared to Balkan Insight, the news portal of Balkan Investigative Reporting Network: : “Two individuals attacked me near my office at 10.30 am, causing injuries (…) I don’t believe it’s a political attack but the work of criminals financed by corrupt media clans tied to drug-trafficking.” Albanian politicians, including the Prime minister Edi Rama, as well as the Audiovisual Media Authority (AMA) and OSCE representative on Freedom of the Media, Dunja Mijatović, condemned the attack.

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10 Mar 2017 : OSCE media freedom representative condemns beating of journalist in Albania, urges quick investigation
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