began publication in 2011. Part of the staff was recruited from media previously ran by Carlo Bollino – Gazeta Shqiptare, and News 24. The newspaper has a webpage called and has a close-nit cooperation with Report TV. The videos of the TV station are routinely published on the website and its applications to illustrate stories.

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Ownership Structure

The daily newspaper ‘’ is owned by the Free and Fair Media Group, which controls 80% of the shares, and a journalist Anila Basha with 20% of the shares. Free and Fair Media Group’s majority shareholder is Alba Maltezi (74.6%).

Voting Rights

Both shareholders have voting rights; however, decisions can also be taken by the majority shareholder.

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Affiliated Interests Founder

FFM Group (Alba Malltezi), Anila Basha - After the Italian company Edisud LLC sold its shares in the television News 24 and the daily newspaper Gazeta Shqiptare in 2011, its former executives, Italian journalist Carlo Bollino, his wife Alba Malltezi and former editor in chief of Gazeta Shqiptare Anila Basha – together with a group of journalists from the above mentioned media, founded the daily newspaper The daily newspaper has as shareholders FFM Group with 80% of shares and Anila Basha with 20% of shares. Alba Malltezi owns 74.9 % of shares in FFM Group.

Affiliated Interests Ceo

Genci Kondi – is part of a group of journalists that founded the daily newspaper He took over the post of director of the newspaper after the departure of former editor in chief Anila Basha. Kondi is an experienced business journalist who has worked with Malltezi and Bollino since their time at the daily newspaper Gazeta Shqiptare.

Affiliated Interests Editor-In-Chief

Aurel Pepa – is the editor in chief of the daily newspaper ‘’. Earlier in his career he ran a sport newspaper. Pepa is a relative of the former publisher and owner of the daily newspaper Metropol, Alban Xhaferri.

Affiliated Interests other important people

Carlo Bollino – although he is not listed as owner or CEO of the company, Carlo Bollino, a former journalist at the Italian news agency ANSA, is considered as the key figure behind and Report TV- where he owns 100 % of shares. Although Bollino is perceived as close to the government and Socialist Prime Minister Edi Rama, he has rejected such accusations as politically motivated and has affirmed his independence. The opposition has also accused Carlo Bollino of benefiting from an NGO project, which turned Albania’s Cold War era bunkers into museums. Bollino has denied any wrongdoing.


Njesia Bashkiake nr 2, Rruga Niko Pushkin, 3 Kullat, Kulla 2, Kati 1, Tirana

Tel: +355 682059476


Financial Information

Revenue (in Mill. $)

0.03 Mio. $ / 3.9 Mio. Lek

Operating Profit (in Mill. $)

0.00 Mio. $ / 0.23 Mio. Lek

Advertising (in % of total funding)

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Meta Data

The structure of ownership and the financial statements are published in the National Business Center. The latest financial data related to the fiscal year 2016. In order to cover the values in USD, the average exchange rate for the fiscal year published by Albania’s Central Bank was used. 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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