Mapo.al

Mapo online is the online presence of daily newspaper Mapo. According to Pashko Institute, its online reach is 500,000 visits and 50,000 unique visitors. The financial data are not available since Mapo.al is not a separate entity and its revenues and expenditures are reported along with its print edition through Pashko Institute, a non-for-profit entity based in Tirana. Visits on the website are stated as reported by the company.

Key facts

Audience Share

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Ownership Type

Private

Geographic Coverage

International

Content Type

Free content

Passive Transparency

upon request, ownership data is easily available from the company/channel

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Media Companies / Groups

Pashko Foundation

Ownership

Ownership Structure

Henri Çili owns MAPO through European Education Initiative and European Education Initiative Holding

Voting Rights

Voting rights are the same as shareholders rights.

Individual Owner

Media Companies / Groups
Facts

General Information

Founding Year

2006

Affiliated Interests Founder

Henri Cili – is the founder of Mapo daily and owner of European University of Tirana (UET in Albanian acronym), a private university. He is a former journalist and media director. In 2006, he lead the daily Standard and in the same year co-founded UET after obtaining a license for opening a private Higher Education Institute by decision of the Council of Ministers, then under Prime Minister Sali Berisha. In 2011, the Berisha lead government awarded the status of University. Çili had only 10% of the company at the beginning but became the sole owner through various deals in the following years.

Affiliated Interests Ceo

Hysen Trungu – signed a contract to purchase 100% of Mapo Agency (former Albanian Communication Group) in 2015 from U.E.T Sh.p.k for 250.000 USD. The contract was declared not fulfilled in 2016 and the shares were transferred to U.E.T sh.p.k., The European University of Tirana, a private university. Hysen Trungu was appointed the CEO of Mapo Agency in 2016.

Affiliated Interests Editor-In-Chief

Arion Sulo – is a journalist that has previously worked in various newspapers, including Koha Jone and Shekulli

Affiliated Interests other important people

Ervis Iljazaj – is a lecturer of the European University of Tirana. He has his op-ed column in Mapo newspaper daily.

Contact

Njesia Bashkiake nr.7, Bulevardi Gjergj Fishta, Nr.70, Hyrja 1.

Website: www.mapo.al

Financial Information

Revenue (in Mill. $)

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Operating Profit (in Mill. $)

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Advertising (in % of total funding)

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Market Share

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Further Information

Meta Data

The ownership structure and financial statement are publicly available on the Albanian National Business Registry. Mapo is currently under transformation from company to non-for-profit institution. The Central Bank's average exchange rate for 2016 was used to convert the amounts into USD.

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