Follow-up meeting with local/regional operators for digitization process and financial compensation in the context of digital switchover

On June 11, 2019, the Audiovisual Media Authority (AMA) organized a round table to discuss over the digitization process and the financial compensation procedure in the context digital switchover. Representatives of local/regional operators, representatives of Radio and Television Broadcasting Association (RRTL), as well as representatives of the Parliamentary Committee on Education and Public Information Means […]

Audiovisual Media Authority and Montenegrin Electronic and Postal Communications Agency Sign a Memorandum of Understanding

On May 30, 2019, Audiovisual Media Authority (AMA) and Montenegrin Electronic and Postal Communications Agency (EKIP) signed a “Memorandum of Understanding for Exchanging Information in the Field of Electronic Communications and Audiovisual Media” . EKIP hosted in its premises AMA’s Deputy Chairperson, Mr. Sami Nezaj, Head of AMA Cabinet, Mr. Dritan Xhelili, and Head of […]

Deadline for application of projects postponed

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION OF PROJECT POSTPONED (2)   Following the “Call for Applications for Projects (2)” for media and civil society organizations, the Audiovisual Media Authority (AMA) is informing herein that deadline for submission of project proposals, foreseen for  03.06.2019, at 11.00 am, is postponed for  10.06.2019, at 11.00 am. The project proposals filed with […]

Press Release

In its meeting of May 16, 2019, the Audiovisual Media Authority (AMA) reviewed the opinions that “Be Coffee” Section of “Albanian Sunday” Program, transmitted in “Klan”  national television  on 03.02.2019, expressed about the figure of the martyr Mujo Ulqinaku. Having heard the report of Complaints Committee on this issue, it noted that: The act of […]

International Scientific Conference- Children and Media Education in front of new challenges

The International Scientific Conference on Children and Media Education in front of new challenges was organized today in Tirana. This conference was organized by Albanian Media Institute with the support of Audiovisual Media Authority (AMA), in the context of activities organized for the 20th anniversary of AMA. AMA’s Chairman, Mr. Gentian Sala opened this conference […]

Audiovisual Media Authority celebrates its 20th anniversary

On May 3, the Audiovisual Media Authority organized a ceremony on the occasion of its 20th anniversary. Various personalities contributing in the field of audiovisual media, MPs, journalists, analysts, academical staff, partners of AMA, and representatives of Albanian media attended the ceremony. This anniversary was also honored by presence of former officials of Audiovisual Media […]

AMA’s 20th anniversary- an international scientific conference on audiovisual media market, audience behavior and regulatory authority

On the occasion of Audiovisual Media Authority 20th anniversary, today, on May 3, an International Scientific Conference on Audiovisual Media Market, audience behavior and regulatory framework  was organized with the cooperation of Journalism and Communication Department of TU. The 3rd of May is also remembered as the World Press Freedom Day. Representatives of academic life, […]

World Bank supports Audiovisual Media Authority with the digitization process

World Bank is supporting Albania with the digitization process. The project includes three crucial components: –          Assessing the state of play of Albanian audiovisual market; –          Providing technical assistance (drafting a plan for the continuation of digitization process- providing assistance with the management of frequency bands, digital dividend, etc.) –          Building human capacities The first […]

Law No. 34/2017 amended: categories of beneficiaries, compensation amount and method of distribution

The national, regional and local audiovisual operators affected by the transition from analog to digital broadcasting will be partially compensated. The Law No. 34/2017, dated 30.03.2017, on “Digital Dividend”, provides for a partial coverage of additional net costs incurred during the switchover from analog to digital broadcasting. The financial compensation will be at EUR 5,000,000 […]

Call for bids to grant a community audio analog broadcasting license

Pursuant to the Law No. 97/2013 “On Audiovisual Media in the Republic of Albania”, as amended, the Regulation on Granting Community Audio Broadcasting Licenses, as approved by AMA’s Decision No. 55, dated 04.04. 2016, and AMA’s Decision No. 64, dated 17.04.2019 on Setting the Frequencies for the Community Audio Broadcasting Service and Calling a Bid […]

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