is an online media since the beginning of 2014. Unlike many other websites, it is focused on political analysis and opinion and features several well-known political commentators from Albania and Kosovo, including its two founders.

Lapsi maintains a critical stance towards the government. In 2021, just before the general elections, the portal reported on the existence of a database that the ruling Socialist Party kept to monitor voters in the capital. The database contained private data of over 910 thousand voters and was considered a violation of privacy and election rights. Election monitors from OSCE and ODIHR expressed concern that the database "undermined the secrecy of the vote."

However, the Special Prosecution Office, which initiated an investigation after this publication, initially attempted to seize the computers and phones of's directors and journalists. This prompted a strong reaction from NGOs in support of the media, as the decision risked exposing sources. An emergency intervention by the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg suspended the seizure decision. The Supreme Court rejected the prosecution's request and ruled that journalists' work materials could only be seized after all other means were exhausted. journalist Dorian Kodra won the European Union's second prize for Investigative Journalism.

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free content

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company/channel informs proactively and comprehensively about its ownership, data is constantly updated and easily verifiable

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Ownership Structure

The website ‘’ it’s part of the company “” which is owned by Armand Shkullaku and Andi Bushati with 50% of shares each.

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Voting rights are the same as shareholders rights.

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General Information

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Affiliated Interests Founder

Andi Bushati, Armand Shkullaku

The founders of are journalists Andi Bushati and Armand Shkullaku. Lapsi started its publication in 2014, making it clear from its early editorials that it held a critical stance towards the government.
Both leaders began their careers at Koha Jonë, one of the first newspapers in the country, and quickly became significant figures in the country's media landscape. They later became part of Televizion Klan and a magazine with the same name.
Both Bushati and Shkullaku have, at different times, led several important media outlets. Shkullaku also headed Televizioni Klan Kosova in Pristina for a while, while Bushati has been one of the main commentators on several political shows, initially on Klan and later on other television stations.
Both hold equal shares in, while only Shkullaku is reported to be a shareholder with a 5.2 percent stake in an unlisted asset company.
Both have strong critical stances against the government. Bushati, who has also taken strong positions against former Prime Minister Sali Berisha and opposition leaders, has exchanged accusations with them as well. Both are respected journalists for their editorial independence and analysis of politics and business.

Affiliated Interests Ceo

Shkullaku and Bushati

are co-administrators of the webpage

Affiliated Interests Editor-In-Chief

Armand Shkullaku, Andi Bushati

The two journalists, Armand Shkullaku and Andi Bushati, both head the webpage


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Tel: +355(0)42274521


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0.08 Mln..$/9 Mln..Lek

Operating Profit (in Mill. $)

0.00 Mln..$/ 0.03 Mln..Lek

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The ownership structure and the financial statements are published in the Albanian National Business Register. The latest financial data related to the fiscal year 2022 are extracted from QKB (Albanian National Business Register). The Central Bank's average exchange rate for 2022 was used to convert the amounts into USD.

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