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Albanian Digital Communications: Some Aspects of Development

Journal: RUDN Journal of Studies in Literature and Journalism (Vol.26, No. 2)

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Page : 331-337

Keywords : Internet; media consumption; social networks; telephony; network communications; media literacy;

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Internet communications in Albania are developing according to a special scenario. It is explained by the country’s long international isolation and, accordingly, the late arrival of digitalization in this European state. The author notes the high level of currently provided Internet services: Albania is ahead of the leading countries in some indicators. However, this breakthrough is taking place against the background of the generally low level of education of the Albanians and low incomes of the population, so the supply does not match the demand, it overtakes it. A separate problem is the large amount of false information that goes from social networks to online media. The immediate urgent task that the Albanian media community will have to solve is increasing media literacy and regulating the Internet (either through user’s self-control or with the help of the state).

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