Albania is a small country, with a population of approximately 3 million. The country has undergone a profound structural transformation since the last decade of the 20th century, from a highly centrally planned economy to a free-market economy, which has resulted in high growth rates. Despite its small population, Albania has a particularly diverse and active media landscape, which reflects the vibrant contemporary society of the country.

This entry provides a brief overview of Albania and media development in the country. It then describes the major media and the key issues associated with these outlets, including ownership, legislative framework, and minority group–produced media.

A Postsocialist Media Landscape

Albania is a relatively young country that broke free from the Ottoman Empire in 1912. After World War II, with first ...

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