Volume 5, Issue 4, August 2021     |     PP. 252-258      |     PDF (158 K)    |     Pub. Date: July 6, 2021
DOI: 10.54647/sociology84593    70 Downloads     3843 Views  


Alma Mile, University of Tirana, Faculty of History and Philology, Department of Literature, Literary Studies, Albania

Censorship is a commonly encountered phenomenon in XX century Albania. Using documents, we are going to try to prove that this phenomenon was regulated by law not only during the communist dictatorship, but also during King Zog’s reign (1928 – 1939). Laws and regulations were approved, and institutions of censorship were established to control every publication entering the Albanian borders or being published within them, every newspaper, magazine, or book. A list of banned books and periodicals was announced, and a large number of newspapers and magazines closed down either as a result of their opposition to the monarchy, or due to economic austerity measures set in place precisely for this purpose. This period saw the publication of several important magazines and newspapers such as Minerva, Illyria, Rilindja, ABC, etc. where some of the greatest writers and poets of Albanian literature, among which Ernest Koliqi, Migjeni, Lasgush Poradeci, Petro Marko, etc. began to leave their brilliant mark.

King Zog I, law, reform, education, censorship, press, magazine

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Alma Mile, CENSORSHIP DURING THE REIGN OF KING ZOG I IN ALBANIA, THE BANNING OF BOOKS AND PERIODICALS , SCIREA Journal of Sociology. Volume 5, Issue 4, August 2021 | PP. 252-258. 10.54647/sociology84593


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