Advancing Democracy in Albania: Hearing Before the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, One Hundred Eighth Congress, Second Session, July 20, 2004, Volume 4

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 2006 - Albania - 103 pages
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Page 41 - Books (Continued from page 292) assess propaganda correctly and to emerge more judicious for the next trial? Of course, no one has the right to cry "Fire!" in a crowded theater— when there is no fire. But sometimes there is a fire. And for every person who incites a riot by falsely shouting fire there is a score of couriers who fail to give the ruler unwelcome news because of fear of reprisal. And for every score of persons trampled to death in a...
Page 54 - UAE to the third tier, including it among "countries whose governments do not fully comply with the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking and are not making significant efforts to do so.
Page 54 - Mali is a source, transit, and destination country for women and children trafficked for the purposes of sexual exploitation and forced domestic, agricultural, and commercial labor.
Page 67 - American troops; a free and democratic Albania finally able to be the ally to you that you are to us. Mr. Chairman: You know that we are barely 12 years out of a dictatorship so severe and so punitive that it is nearly impossible to describe to an outsider. It was communism and worse, if there is such a thing. It froze us in time.
Page 75 - Even on some of those filings, 50% of the sources are listed as "other". There is major concern and national debate within the government, the Albanian public, and our international community of friends, about the evils that such an unaccountable system creates: Illegal business deals and tax evasion taking place by those who use a small media outlet as their business "front
Page 73 - Albania is a contributor in the international fight against trafficking and terrorism and corruption. • Within the last year, for the first time ever, the Albanian police mounted an undercover sting operation within their own department and arrested their own; • We have doubled the number of corruption convictions of public officials; • We have enacted a program for long term witness protection; • We have created a new code of conduct for judges and enforcement behind it...
Page 37 - We have started widereaching public awareness campaigns to a wide range of communities. We are working especially through the schools, the media and through the police to make our own people understand how dangerous this is, how low these criminals will go, how our people can avoid being kidnapped or fooled, to protect themselves and each other. There has been a strong commitment in the last 2 years to take responsibility for the victims of trafficking.
Page 74 - By the mid-90s, anyone with the money could start a newspaper or radio or TV outlet in Albania. We seemed to travel from one extreme of suppression of speech to the other extreme of no regulation at all. Like in the early years of the formation of the United States, we too have a press that rejoices in its new found freedom of expression—sometimes in the extreme.
Page 12 - I would like to now welcome our second panel to the witness table, beginning first with Professor Nicholas Pano, professor emeritus of history at Western Illinois University.
Page 71 - Committee many of the latest developments. He has explained that the major political parties in Parliament have agreed to implement recommendations for improvement of elections. The major parties have just signed a protocol stipulating both their agreement and a set timetable that requires improvements to be in place for the elections next year. They have...

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