Women MP-s of the Democratic Party (PD) “Rithemelimi” submitted a draft resolution to the Parliament aimed at enhancing the protection of female Journalists.

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On May 23, 2024, the Democratic Party (PD) “Rithemelimi” of Albania submitted a draft resolution to the Parliament aimed at enhancing the protection of female journalists against verbal abuse and threats. This initiative was led by MP Ina Zhupa and MP Albana Vokshi and signed by 10 MPs of the PD “Rithemelimi” who emphasized the increasing hostility faced by journalists, which has been exacerbated by negative rhetoric from political figures.

Addressed to the Speaker of the Parliament, Mrs. Lindita Nikolla, the MPs request for a motion with debate, as well as review and approval in the plenary session of the Draft Resolution “For the protection of journalists from the violence of any kind; the end of impunity for perpetrators and the recognition of the indispensable role of free and independent media in the development of democracy in Albania”. The MPs request to initiate a debate in the Parliament regarding the unacceptable and unprecedented behavior of Prime Minister Edi Rama towards female journalists.

The resolution underscores the critical role of journalists in uncovering the truth and serving the public interest. It aims to ensure journalists can perform their duties without fear of retaliation.

The full draft resolution in Albanian