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Lapsi.al LLC

Lapsi.al LLC

Lapsi.al is an online outlet created at the beginning of 2014, the owners of the website registered the company with the same name in January 2015. Lapsi.al LLC is not related to other businesses. The company and the website are run by two journalists, Armand Shkullaku and Andi Bushati.

Key facts

Business Form

private

Legal Form

Limited Liability Company

Business Sectors

Publishing

Ownership

Individual Owner

Armand Shkullaku

Armand Shkullaku is a journalist and the founder of the online news portal ‘Lapsi.al.’ Shkullaku began his career in the daily newspaper Koha Jone. After leaving Koha Jone, he went on to become the news director at TV Klan and later on founded Klan Kosova TV. After his return from Kosovo, Shkullaku became director of ABC News TV. After leaving ABC News TV to become director of programing at TV Klan, Shkullaku blamed his departure from the 24-hour news station on pressure put by the Rama government on the owner of TV Klan, Aleksander Frangaj. Shkullaku openly supported opposition protests in the spring of 2017. He is a shareholder in a real estate company named EU 2008, with 5.2% of shares. Shkullaku is also the president of the Association of Professional Journalists of Albania.

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General Information

Founding Year

2015

Affiliated Interests Founder

Armand Shkullaku and Andi Bushati – founders of Lapsi.al are the journalists Andi Bushati and Armand Shkullaku. Lapsi.al started publication in 2014, making it clear since its early editorial that it would hold a critical stance towards the government.
Both Shkullaku and Bushati started their career as journalists in the daily newspaper Koha Jone, the first independent newspaper to open after the fall of communism and later moved to the magazine Klan and Klan TV. Both Bushati and Shkullaku have shares of 50 % at Lapsi.al. Shkullaku also owns 5.2% of shares in a real estate company called EU2008.
Shkullaku has been an information director at Klan TV, Klan Kosova and ABC News. Bushati has been a former editor at Klan Magazine, hosted the former current affairs show ‘Zone Ndaluar’ [The forbidden zone] at TV Klan and Vizion Plus and at large commentator at News 24 TV and Top Channel.
Both Shkullaku and Bushati are critical of the current Socialist led government. Shkullaku openly supported the protests of the Democratic Party in the spring of the 2017. Bushati has been also very critical of former center-right Prime Minister Sali Berisha and both have exchanged jibes over the years. Both journalists are respected for the editorial independence and insight into politics and business.

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Contact

FARKE Lagjja Kodra e Diellit, Rruga e Jasmineve, Ndertesa nr.6, Tirane

E-Mail: arionaalb@gmail.com

Tel: +355(0)42274521

Website: lapsi.al

Tax/ ID Number

L51327021A

Financial Information

Revenue (Financial Data/ Optional)

0.07 Mio. $ / 9.3 Mio. Lek

Operating Profit (in Mill. $)

0.05 Mio. $ / 7.5 Mio. Lek

Advertising (in % of total funding)

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Data Publicly Available

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

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The ownership structure and financial statement are publicly available on the Albanian National Business Registry. The financial data provided are for 2016. The Central Bank's average exchange rate for 2016 was used to convert the amounts into USD. See sources for more.

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