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FFM Group LLC

FFM Group LLC (Free and Fair Media Group) was founded in 21/09/2011, by Alba Malltezi, Eva Doçi and an Italian company Superba LLC. Malltezi, the wife of an Italian journalist and media owner, Carlo Bollino, has the majority of the shares (74.96%) in the FFM Group.

The company was created right after the Italian company Edisud LLC sold its media holdings in Albania, which were headed by Bollino for nearly 2 decades. Immediately after being registered, FFM Group founded, as majority shareholder with 80%, Shqiptarja.com LLC, which started to publish the newspaper and a website with the same name.

Later in 2013, the company Media Content LLC, which is also owned by Free and Fair Media Group, bought a 34% stake in a television station, Balkan TV, owned by media mogul and former MP Koco Kokedhima. The TV station was rebranded under the name A1 Report TV. The joint venture between FFM and Balkan TV, ended in September 2015; however, problems between the two parties had already been registered earlier.

After Kokedhima and the company, owned by Malltezi fell off, her husband Carlo Bollino relaunched the TV station under the brand Report TV, but this time under the ownership of Multiscreen LLC, a company owned 100% by Bollino himself.

FFM Group and Multiscreen are treated here as separate companies, but the media outlets they own act publicly as belonging to one group. The newspaper, the website both called Shqiptarja.com, publish Report TV videos, and the latter reports news published in the newspaper. Furthermore, the group’s Facebook page and the website include articles which treat all the three of outlets as related to FFM group under the direction of Bollino and Malltezi.

Key facts

Business Form

Private

Legal Form

Limited Liability Company

Business Sectors

Publishing; Television Broadcasting

Ownership

Individual Owner

Eva Doçi

Eva Doçi controls 20% of shares in Free and Fair Media Group LLC. She is related to an Albanian businessman who owns shares at Birra Tirana JSC and several trade activities.

20%
Media Outlets
Other Media Outlets

Other TV Outlets

TV BALLKAN

Facts

Media Business

Television Broadcasting

TV BALLKAN (35%)

Publishing

Shqiptarja.com (80%)

Business

Oil & Gas Distribution

Superba S.L.R

General Information

Founding Year

2011

Affiliated Interests Founder

Alba Malltezi, Eva Doçi and an Italian company Superba LLc are the founders of FFM Group LLC, and the media outlets owned by this company.

Employees

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Contact

Njesia Bashkiake nr 2, Rruga Niko Pushkin, 3 Kullat, Kulla 2, Kati 1, Tirana

Tel: +355 682059476

Website: shqiptarja.com

Tax/ ID Number

L12122018Q

Financial Information

Revenue (Financial Data/ Optional)

0.03 Mio. $ / 3.9 Mio. Lek

Operating Profit (in Mill. $)

0.00 Mio. $ / 0.23 Mio. Lek

Advertising (in % of total funding)

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Management

Other Influential People

Carlo Bollino – although he is not listed as owner or CEO of the company, Carlo Bollino, a former journalist at the Italian news agency ANSA, is considered the key figure behind Shqiptarja.com and Report TV- where he owns 100% of shares. Although Bollino is perceived as close to the government and Socialist Prime Minister Edi Rama, he has rejected such accusations as politically motivated and has affirmed his independence. The opposition has also accused Carlo Bollino of benefiting from an NGO project, which turned Albania’s Cold War era bunkers into museums, BunkArt. Bollino has denied any wrongdoing. Carlo Bollino is the husband of Alba Maltezzi, the owner of the company.

Further Information

Data Publicly Available

ownership data is easily available from other sources, e. g. public registries etc.

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Meta Data

FFM Group is a group of companies owned primarily by Alba Malltezi. The ownership data and financial statements for FFM Group LLC and other companies owned by it were obtained from the Albanian National Business Register. The financial data provided are for 2016. The Central Bank's average exchange rate for 2016 was used to convert the amounts into USD.

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