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Open Forum with Sokol Balla: Freedom of the Media

February 21st, 2012

Open Forum with Sokol Balla: Freedom of the Media

Open Forum with Sokol Balla: Freedom of the Media

Mr. Sokol Balla, moderator of "Top Story" debate program, was this week’s guest at the “Open Forum” series organized by Epoka University.

In front of a large audience, Mr. Balla made a brief summary of the current situation of the Albanian media. According to him, media in Albania has undergone significant changes after the fall of Communist regime.

During his speech he highlighted that media is a mediator between the government and the general public and aims at motivating the public opinion to improve law and order. He defined the Albanian general public as policy-oriented, emphasizing its awareness of political profile.

Mr. Balla also emphasized the essential role of media in contributing directly towards the development of the country’s identity and national heritage as well as with regard to the establishment and maintenance of an ethical media practice and the preservation of people’s right to have access to correct information.

The closing part of the Open Forum was devoted to discussions on questions raised by students on issues such as media ownership, censorship, etc.

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