The Media Agency, which will be directly subordinated to Prime Minister Edi Rama, according to the OSCE should not close the sources of information for journalists.
The OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Teresa Ribeiro, in her first reaction to the new government structure, said that the problem is not the agency, but the way it will be implemented.
"What remains to be seen and which may in some way undermine the creation of this institution is the fact whether you will be allowed to ask for information, to ask questions. The establishment of the institution is not so much a problem as its functioning in practice. That is the real challenge. "
Due to this problem that may arise, the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media confirmed the monitoring of the functioning of the agency in relation to journalists.
"We will continue to monitor it, of course. It's important that journalists have independent access to all sources of information, so that they too are allowed to do their job," said Ribiero.