This research aims to shed light upon the relations between the media and politics in Albania, starting from the historical and social context of these relations to continue with current prevailing trends that shape the typology of these relations. In order to also achieve conclusions with regard to the reporting of politics in the media, the research has also been based on quantitative monitoring of two daily newspapers, two television stations, and two online news media. The report analyzes the independence of media and journalists, focusing on guarantees and risk factors. In addition, the research summarizes and analyzes the current trends in the relations between media and politics in Albania, including new dimensions in the re-politicization and instrumentalization of the media, challenges to traditional media, and the increasing politicization and opinionization of media and society.
The research was supported by Friedrich Ebert Stiftung.