Albania ranked 85th out of 180 countries in the 2014 Press Freedom Index published by Reporters Without Borders. The country improved its ranking from the 102nd place it occupied in the previous edition of the index.
In this year's index, Albania was placed next to Georgia and Guinea-Bissau in terms of the degree of press and news journalists’ freedom.
According to Reporters Without Borders, Albania has turned a new page in its media history with the ambitious program of the new Socialist government that has pledged to draft of new legislation to improves media ownership transparency, reinforce the public broadcaster’s independence and guarantee the media access to information held by state entities.
Albania was outperformed by most of the courtiers in the region – Serbia (54th), Croatia (65th), Bosnia and Herzegovina (66th) and Kosovo (80th), while Montenegro (114th) and Macedonia (124th) lagged behind.
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