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"Disinformation"/ Nikola letter to the heads of the groups: Send the names of the members

"Disinformation"/ Nikola letter to the heads of the groups: Send the

The Speaker of the Assembly, Lindita Nikolla, addressed a letter to the heads of the Parliamentary Groups, where she asks them to propose names for members of the Commission for Disinformation, which will then be approved by the Assembly.

The letter was addressed to Bledar Çuçi, Chairman of the Parliamentary Group of the Socialist Party, Gazment Bardhi, Chairman of the Parliamentary Group of the Democratic Party, Agron Dukës, Chairman of the Parliamentary Group "Alliance for Change" and Mesila Dodës, Chairman of the Parliamentary Group "Democracy and Integration".

The establishment of this commission was proposed by the parliamentary group of the SP and was unilaterally approved only by the socialists in the Assembly.

"Disinformation"/ Nikola letter to the heads of the groups: Send the

The commission consists of 11 members, 6 members from the parliamentary majority group and 5 members from the parliamentary minority groups and will be headed by the representative of the socialists as the majority in the parliament. The members of the Commission will be determined by a decision of the Assembly.

The commission exercises its activity for a period of 1 year from the date of approval of the decision. The Assembly may decide to extend the deadline for exercising the activity of the Special Commission according to the provisions in the Regulations of the Assembly.

This commission aims to promote the identification of foreign interference in democratic processes through a variety of forms, including the areas of disinformation through traditional and social media to shape public opinion, direct and indirect financial support, and malicious economic influence. of public actors and undermining the activity of civil society.

It also aims to carry out a complete analysis of all factors and phenomena to assess whether the legal obligations in force have been respected in relation to transparency in democratic processes, especially the transparency of financing in election campaigns, as well as the transparency of financing of all actors and platforms that provide services in the public information sector or other similar activities.

The establishment of this special parliamentary commission is considered unnecessary by the opposition and as an intervention by the Government in the freedom of the media.

In addition, the network of journalists "SafeJournalist" raised concerns about this commission, where it addressed a letter to the Speaker of the Assembly, Lindita Nikolla, regarding the wider implications that this initiative may have on the freedom of the media and freedom of expression.

The socialist government has undertaken a myriad of negative initiatives for freedom of expression. So far there is no trace to suggest any Russian, Chinese or other disinformation campaign in Albania. Our country has a mostly homogeneous population, without any terrible social divisions.

 

 

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