Is Anti-Defamation Law Coming Back? SP sets up a parliamentary commission for disinformation!

2024-04-03 11:25:59Fokus SHKRUAR NGA REDAKSIA VOX
Prime Minister Edi Rama

Today, the Conference of Speakers was convened in the Presidency of the Assembly .

The establishment of the parliamentary commission for disinformation and foreign interference in Albania is also on the agenda for discussion.

The Socialist Party has presented a request to the Speaker of the Assembly of Albania for the creation of a special parliamentary commission with a focus on coordinating and supervising all institutional efforts to combat disinformation and other forms of foreign interference in the democratic processes in Albania.

Through a statement to the media, the head of the parliamentary group of the Socialist Party, Bledi Çuçi, announced that the Special Commission will implement a holistic and long-term approach to addressing foreign interference in democratic processes.

This Special Parliamentary Commission comes after the agreement between Albania and the USA, the recommendations of the EU and the declaration of the Ukraine-Southeast Europe Summit held in Tirana.

According to tch, the former deputy prime minister, Erion Braçe, or the former prime minister, Pandeli Majko, may be at the head of this commission.

A year ago, the Albanian government officially withdrew from the anti-defamation law.

The former chairman of the Parliamentary Group of Socialists, Taulant Balla , during the work of the EU-Albania Association Stabilization Parliamentary Committee, said that the government has given up.

"The government has withdrawn the anti-defamation law. The withdrawal of the law was communicated to the conference of presidents and was accepted, as well as during the plenary session. This can be easily verified", stressed Balla.

Anti-defamation law

In 2018, Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama proposed two changes to the media law affecting online media through a package known as anti-defamation.

It included requiring portals to register, heavy fines for defamation and the establishment of a Complaints Council as part of the AMA and several other rules.

The proposals caused dissatisfaction and opposition from internationals.

Efforts to change the law received some recommendations not at all in favor of the government from the Venice Commission in 2019.

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