Expression

A robust exchange of views on most topics takes place in Albania, both between individuals and through the media, although political bias and business influence does skew coverage, making reporting less impartial than it ought to be. Nevertheless, there are signs that the overall media environment is improving in Albania. An access to information law introduced in 2014 has also contributed to an improved situation. The Internet, which is now accessible by over 6 in 10 Albanians, is not censored by the state and has become an important platform for civil society organising and campaigning, as well as for the growth of the media sector.