OSCE media freedom representative condemns beating of journalist in Albania, urges quick investigation

VIENNA, 8 March 2017 – OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatović today condemned an attack on journalist Elvi Fundo in Albania. Fundo, director of the news portal Citynews.al and Radio Best, was beaten by unidentified assailants near a train station in Tirana. The journalist was hospitalized.

“I trust the authorities will swiftly investigate the attack and bring those responsible to justice,” Mijatović said.

The Representative welcomed the condemnation of the attack by Prime Minister Edi Rama and the Union of Albanian Journalists and Audiovisual Media Authority, also noting that an investigation had been launched.

The OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media observes media developments in all 57 OSCE participating States. She provides early warning on violations of freedom of expression and media freedom and promotes full compliance with OSCE media freedom commitments. Learn more at http://www.osce.org/fom, Twitter: @OSCE_RFoM and on http://www.facebook.com/osce.rfom.
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