Actual attack on journalist Adriatik Doçi, 13/11/2022, Tirana

    Country AL
    Name and Surname Adriatik Doci
    Gender Male
    Date 13/11/2022
    City / Location Tirana
    Type of incident Actual attacks on journalists
    Type of media print online
    Media name Report Tv,
    Public prosecutor In regards to the case, it turns out that criminal proceedings no. 8401 of 2022 have been registered for the criminal offense "Assault due to duty", provided by article 237 of the Criminal Code. On 15.12.2022, a request for dismissal of the criminal proceedings was sent.
    Legal closure Ongoing (or case not closed)
    Was journalist`s association informed Yes
    Were authorities informed? Case was reported to the police

    The journalist of Report TV and, Adriatik Doçi, was assaulted physically on 13th November by unidentified persons in Tirana.

    Doçi was followed by several people and hit from behind with hard objects, very close to his apartment, on Pashko Vasa Street. The journalist reported the attack to the Police.

    Doçi stated that he was suddenly attacked from behind and that he was unable to identify who the perpetrators of the attack were, but he believes that the attack is directly related to his work as he has reported on corruption-related cases involving former public officials. “Gratitude to hundreds of friends and colleagues who showed solidarity and condemned the physical attack against me this Sunday. I do not see it only as a personal incident or drama, but also as an attempt to silence my reporting and as an attack on the media as a whole. Personally, I have not considered and will never consider any message of violence, force and blackmail to keep me quiet. Time will tell.”, said Doci.