Other threats to journalist, Arber Hitaj, Tirana, 29/05/2024

    Country AL
    Name and Surname Arber Hitaj
    Gender Male
    Date 29/05/2024
    City / Location Tirana
    Type of incident Other threats to journalists
    By whom By public persons
    Media name Report TV
    Source https://www.mapmf.org/alert/31595
    Legal closure Ongoing (or case not closed)
    Was journalist`s association informed Yes
    Were authorities informed? Case was not reported to the police

    On 29 May 2024, Arber Hitaj, TV presenter of Studio Live and head of the Association of European Journalists, Albanian section (AEJ Albania) was verbally attacked by Silvi Bardhi, spokesperson for the Democratic Party National Council, at a press conference in Tirana. During the press conference, Bardhi discredited AEJ Albania and Hitaj and his father, stating that their support for the journalists was guided by corruption because of their alleged work or influenced by the current government.

    Source: https://www.mapmf.org/alert/31595