The South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO) was alarmed by a recent rise in threats against journalists in Albania.
The car of Enver Doci, a News 24 TV journalist, was set on fire on 4 June and destroyed.
Only two days earlier, Aurora Koromani, a journalist for the daily paper Gazeta Shqiptare, was allegedly threatened by a person believed to be an Islamic militant. The threat was reported to the police.
SEEMO expresses concern over these incidents and calls on authorities in Tirana to react urgently to resolve these cases. A strong message must be sent immediately that threats, attacks and pressure have no place in the media sphere. All journalists must work in an environment that is safe for them and their profession.
The press freedom work of the South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO) is supported by the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF) project, as part of a grant by the European Commission.