According to the new 2012 Freedom House report, Albania appears to be a country that is less and less free to express itself through the press.The annual report presented by an independent US organization presented a ranking in descending order of the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, and then more broadly a list of all the countries of the world monitored and evaluated for their freedom of the press.
Albania is at the 51-th place followed only by Macedonia. Kosova is much better at the 49-th place and improves compared to the previous year, Bosnia-Herzegovina to the 48-th, while Montenegro and Serbia share the 35-th place. In the overall standings, Albania is at the 105-th place while Macedonia, always the 115-th place last. Finland, Sweden and Norway lead the overall standings. However, Italy remains a "partially free" country thanks to the resignation of Silvio Berlusconi, but still at the same level as Hong Kong and Guyana.
The worst states found are Belarus, Cuba, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Iran, North Korea, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. The United States falls a little lower than last year due to the repression by the police of the movement and the journalists who have followed Occupy Wall Street, while the United Kingdom has been damaged by the media scandal but still remains a country " free". For the first time in eight years, the global situation as a whole has not deteriorated.