09 May 2017 Lvl. 1
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Alert created on: 10 Apr 2017 n° 38/2017 Albania

An Albanian Journalist Received Death Threats

Source of threatState
CategoryAttacks on physical safety and integrity of journalists
Partner RSF INSI IPI
Partner RSF INSI IPI
Journalist Isa Myzyraj received death threats from the Mayor of Has Municipality, Adem Lala. Myzyraj works for the information website Gazeta Impakt and 24.al. 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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