Vienna, 11 November 2015 – The South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO) was dismayed by recent negative developments in Albania.
On 10 November around noon, a police officer arrested a cameraman who was reporting in Tirana for Albanian TV channel ABC. The ABC TV crew was filming a story near the premises of the police station when the incident occurred.
“SEEMO would like to remind authorities in Albania that critical speech and freedom of expression are not to be censored. We urge authorities to conduct an investigation of this case, and to hold the responsible police officer accountable”, SEEMO Secretary General Oliver Vujovic stated.
SEEMO is a network of editors, media executives and leading journalists in South East and Central Europe. SEEMO’s press freedom work is supported by the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF) project, as part of a grant by the European Commission.