16 Mar 2017 Lvl. 2
Resolved
Alert created on: 18 Jan 2016 Albania

TV Journalist Eni Shehu Attacked by the Director of the National Theatre

Source of threatNon-state
CategoryAttacks on physical safety and integrity of journalists
Partner EFJ/IFJ RSF
Partner EFJ/IFJ RSF
The Association of Professional Journalists in Albania and the Union of Journalists of Albania condemn the reported attack by Hervin Çuli, the director of the National Theater, on television journalist Eni Shehu on 15 January 2016. The unprovoked attack occurred during the premiere of a play at the National Theater, which the victim and other journalists were invited to attend. Shehu, who suffered minor injuries during the attack, reported the incident to the police. The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) has joined the Association of Professional Journalists in Albania and the Union of Journalists of Albania condemning the attack of a television journalist.
Resolved
16 Mar 2017: Taking into account the thorough investigations and response of the Albanian authorities to this case, on 16 March 2017, the partner organisations to the Platform declared this case to be ”resolved”, concluding it was no longer an active threat to media freedom.
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