Attacks on journalists during the protest at Tirana Municipality, Tirana 28/05/2024

    Country AL
    Name and Surname Media workers
    Gender Group Media workers
    Date 28/05/2024
    City / Location Tirana
    Type of incident Actual attacks on journalists
    By whom To journalists by citizens
    Type of media Radio and television print online
    Media name Media workers
    Legal closure Ongoing (or case not closed)
    Was journalist`s association informed Yes

    During a protest held by political opposition members in front of the Tirana Municipality building this morning, a Molotov cocktail accidentally exploded near journalists and media cameramen. This incident occurred due to negligence and resulted in a dangerous situation for the media workers.

    Journalists and cameramen, who serve the public interest, were at risk due to the explosion. This incident highlights the potential hazards faced by media professionals during protests that involve violence or aggressive behavior.

    The organizers of the protest, as well as the security forces present, bear responsibility for ensuring the safety and protection of journalists and media workers in such situations. The incident underscores the importance of proper care and measures to prevent harm to those covering public events.

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    Source: Association of Journalists of Albania