|Name and Surname||erlis hila|
|City / Location||Lezhe|
|Type of incident||Actual attacks on journalists|
|By whom||To journalists by citizens|
|Was journalist`s association informed||Yes|
|Were authorities informed?||Case was reported to the police|
On Thursday, 25 January 2023, at 16:40 in Lezhë, Abania, two persons physically attacked a journalist of Report TV, Elvis Hila, and his wife.
On Wednesday, Elvis Hila reported for Report TV and shqiptarja.com on a court decision in Lezha. Following that report, two persons physically attacked him and his wife Benereta Hila, who has been hit in the head by the perpetrators while trying to intervene and pick up the phone that had fallen due to the attack. The journalist received fractures in his body due to the violence and went to the hospital together with his wife. After that, they reported the incident to the police.
“It is up to the justice, but this does not prevent me from telling the truth in my work, despite the fact that certain segments do not like it," said Hila on Report TV, after the attack. The police have reacted regarding the attack against the reporter of Report TV in Lezhë, Elvis Hila and his wife. Specialists for the Investigation of Crimes at the Lezhë Police Station announced the search for the 2 perpetrators.
This is not the first time that this journalist phases attacks due to his work as a journalist.