SCiDEV marks International Press Freedom Day 2024

SCiDEV marks International Press Freedom Day 2024

SCiDEV marks International Press Freedom Day 2024

Albania ranks last in the region and EU in World Press Freedom Index with a media ecosystem characterized by a symbiotic relationship between powerful economic and political vested interests, high concentration of media ownership, limited transparency, the concentration of public information exacerbated by intensive propaganda, and a systemic approach to make professional journalism obsolete, restricted access to information and struggles with information integrity.

To mark the International Press Freedom Day, SCiDEV is hosting a roundtable on “Strengthening Journalistic Safety through Engaged Stakeholder Collaboration” This event brings together key actors and representatives from the media community and national bodies to discuss current challenges that journalists face while performing their work, share data and findings on safety of journalists and engage in an open dialogue with relevant stakeholders on the way forward towards strengthening an enabling environment for independent and quality journalism in the public interest.

This upcoming roundtable discussion will be held in the framework of the project “Strengthening Journalistic Safety through Engaged Stakeholder Collaboration” implemented by SCiDEV in collaboration with Citizens Channel and Free Press Unlimited, with the support of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Albania.