Other threats to journalists by the Guard of the Republic, Tirana, 30/05/2024

    Country AL
    Name and Surname Group of journalists
    Gender Group Group of journalists
    Date 30/05/2024
    City / Location Tirana
    Type of incident Other threats to journalists
    By whom Security
    Type of media print online
    Media name Group of journalists
    Source https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=122103925622336358&set=a.122096630150336358
    Legal closure Ongoing (or case not closed)
    Was journalist`s association informed Yes
    Were authorities informed? Case was not reported to the police

    On May 30, 2024, during a plenary session in the Albanian Parliament, MPs were set to vote on establishing the Special Parliamentary Committee on Anti-Corruption initiated by the ruling Socialist Party (SP). The journalists, stationed in their designated gallery, were filming the proceedings as usual but the guards attempted to prevent the journalists from filming. This intervention sparked a confrontation, with the indignant journalists demanding to be treated with respect and referring to the guard as a “gangster.” This incident underscored the ongoing tension between the media and the authorities, as journalists insisted on their right to remain and report on the parliamentary proceedings.