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Mapo was founded as a weekly magazine in 2006 and transformed into a daily newspaper in 2012. It has declared its aim to be transformed into a Non-for-Profit organization called Pashko Foundation. It has an online presence through It claims to be a "Daily Liberal" newspaper.

According to Pashko Institute, the newspaper sells on average 2,000 copies on a weekday and 3,000 on weekends. It publishes six times per week. According to Pashko Institute, its online reach is 500,000 visits and 50,000 unique visitors.

Key facts

Audience Share


Ownership Type


Geographic Coverage


Content Type

Paid content

Passive Transparency

upon request, ownership data is easily available from the company/channel

3 ♥

Media Companies / Groups

Pashko Foundation


Ownership Structure

Henri Çili through European Education Initiative and European Education Initiative Holding

Voting Rights

Voting rights are the same as shareholders rights.

Individual Owner

Media Companies / Groups

General Information

Founding Year


Affiliated Interests Founder

Henri Cili – is the founder of Mapo daily and owner of European University of Tirana (UET in Albanian acronym), a private university. He is a former journalist and media director. In 2006, he lead the daily Standard and in the same year co-founded UET after obtaining a license for opening a private Higher Education Institute by decision of the Council of Ministers, then under Prime Minister Sali Berisha. In 2011, the Berisha lead government awarded the status of University. Çili had only 10% of the company at the beginning but became the sole owner through various deals in the following years.

Affiliated Interests Ceo

Hysen Trungu – signed a contract to purchase 100% of Mapo Agency (former Albanian Communication Group) in 2015 from U.E.T Sh.p.k for 250.000 USD. The contract was declared not fulfilled in 2016 and the shares were transferred to U.E.T sh.p.k., The European University of Tirana, a private university. Hysen Trungu was appointed the CEO of Mapo Agency in 2016.

Affiliated Interests Editor-In-Chief

Arion Sulo – is a journalist that has previously worked in various newspapers, including Koha Jone and Shekulli

Affiliated Interests other important people

Ervis Iljazaj – is a lecturer of the European University of Tirana. He has his op-ed column in Mapo newspaper daily.


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Financial Information

Revenue (in Mill. $)

0.09 Mio $ / 87.7 Mio Lek

Operating Profit (in Mill. $)

-0.02 Mio $ / -2.31 Mio Lek

Advertising (in % of total funding)

Missing Data

Market Share


Further Information

Meta Data

The ownership structure and financial statement are publicly available on the Albanian National Business Registry. The financial data provided are for 2015. Mapo is currently under transformation from business company into a non-for-profit institution. The Central Bank's average exchange rate for 2016 was used to convert the amounts into USD. For the purpose of evaluating weight of assets and revenues of this company in the print media market, MOM have calculated the value of assets, revenues and profits of 11 Print Media Companies. The companies/outlets included in the calculation are as follows: Panorama, Gazeta Shqiptare, Koha Jone, Mapo, Shekulli, Tema, Dita,, Standard, Sot News and Monitor.

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