An Albanian Journalist Received Death Threats

Update: 09 May 2017 State replied
Year 10 Apr 2017 Country Albania Category A. Attacks on physical safety and integrity of journalists Source of threat State Partner RSF , INSI , IPI Alert level Level 1
10 Apr 2017 Albania A. Attacks on physical safety and integrity of journalists State RSF , INSI , IPI Level 1

Journalist Isa Myzyraj received death threats from the Mayor of Has Municipality, Adem Lala. Myzyraj works for the information website Gazeta Impakt and He was investigating delays in social assistance payments for poor families in two villages in Has District, in north-eastern Albania. The journalist recorded the conversation between him and the mayor, who asked him to stop his investigation. The recording was broadcast on several media. The journalist lodged a complaint to the Tirana Prosecutor on the 6 April 2017.

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09 May 2017 : Response of the Albanian authorities
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