The daily newspaper Telegraf has been published since 2005. The newspaper publishes several supplements. The newspaper does not have a clear editorial line or affinity with any specific political group or ideology. Like many other newspapers, Telegraf publishes lists and public announcement to boost readership.
Media Companies / Groups
The daily newspaper Telegraf is part of the company Hekla LLC, which is owned by Klaus Ciraku. In the online version of the newspaper the founder is identified as Agim Ciraku, while in the print front page Klaus Ciraku, the son of Agim Ciraku, is identified as the founder of the outlet.
Only the shareholder has the right to vote.
Affiliated Interests Founder
Agim Çiraku - The daily newspaper Telegraf was founded as part of the construction company Hekla LLC on 28 November 2005. In the newspaper its publisher is first named as Agim Çiraku. However, according to the data of the Albanian National Business Register, Ciraku gave away the company in 2003 to Luan Veshaj. In 2013 Veshaj transferred 100% of the shares of the company to Klaus Ciraku, the son of Agim Ciraku and has owned the company since then. However, the documents uploaded in the National Business Center aren’t always crystal clear on the ownership of the company.
In its online version the newspaper declares Agim Ciraku as the founder while in its front-page in print declares as founder his son, Klaus Ciraku. The newspaper is not registered as a separate entity from the construction company. Agim Ciraku does not own other businesses. Earlier he was 50% owner of the construction company Albit Diabra LLC, shares that were transferred to his nephew in 2015. His son, Klaus Ciraku is 80% owner of the trade company Daroli LLC and also 100% owner of Hekla LLC.
Agim Ciraku was elected as a member of the Council of the Municipality of Durres on behalf of the ruling Socialist Party and backed during the last local elections, the reelection of three-time Socialist mayor Vangjush Dako. Ciraku heads the Albanian Swimming Federation.
Affiliated Interests Ceo
Engjëll Musai – the director of the newspaper since its founding is Engjell Musai. Musai also writes the newspaper’s editorials. He has been a print journalist for many years. Musai has only one business previously registered with Ciraku, which has long gone bankrupt and closed.
Affiliated Interests Editor-In-Chief
Engjëll Musai – also is the Editor in Chief of the Newspaper
Revenue (in Mill. $)
Operating Profit (in Mill. $)
Advertising (in % of total funding)
The data on the newspaper were gathered from the National Business Center, where it is not registered as a separate entity, which means that is impossible to calculate its revenue and profits.