UNESCO welcomes the strengthening of media self-regulation in Albania
"Today is an important step for media self-regulation and media freedom in Albania. It is very timely and encouraging to see many media outlets in the room joining forces to launch a media coalition that will strengthen the Albanian Media Council", said Adeline Hulin from UNESCO in her opening speech.
On 12 February 2020, 19 media outlets signed a Memorandum of Understanding setting the basis of the restructuring of the existing Albanian Media Council. The Council until now composed of individual journalists is now composed of the representatives of the media who have now joined the coalition. It will elect its board in charge of handling citizens’ complaints about potential breach of the journalistic code of ethics.