The president of Albania Bamir Topi, for the end-of-year celebrations organized a meeting with Albanian media representatives, such as managers, journalists, researchers and field analysts. During this meeting he also addressed the relationship between journalism and politics in Albania.During the opening of his speech with media representatives, the Albanian president stressed that this was the last meeting with them under the guise of President of the Republic, because next year he will leave his place to his successor. Topi expressed his opinion regarding the relationship between politics and journalism, saying that the latter must have the freedom and independence it needs, in reflecting reality with professionalism and neutrality.
President Topi during the meeting also said that: - Albanians need freedom of the press, starting with the first media institution, as The Albanian Radio Television, which represents the state itself, this institution is very strong as a structure and also as a composition of the journalistic group, however, the latter must have more credibility. In the conclusion of this meeting, the president mentioned and thanked all the journalists, who during the year 2011 courageously followed all the intense events that took place in Albania, infiltrating the environments where they risked even life itself.
Read the article in Albanian: Presidents Topi nё takim me gazetarёt: Njerёzit kёrkojnё njё media tё lirё
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