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Publikime Shqiptare LLC

Publikime Shqiptare LLC, the company which publishes Gazeta Dita and its website gazetadita.al, was first registered under the ownership of Elis Sulaj, an employee of Alban Dabulla, who later sold his shares to the brothers, Alban and Besnik Dabulla, who bought 85% of the shares in the company.

The editor in chief of the newspaper Adrian Thano, controls 10% of Publikime Shqiptare LLC, while the late Ardian Osoja’s children had 5%. After Osoja’s death his shares went to his children, while Alban Dabulla sold 10% of his shares to Besnik Rama.

Publikime Shqiptare LLC publishes the daily newspaper Dita since the end of 2012. The newspaper is left-wing and supports the government of Prime Minister Edi Rama, although in some cases has been critical toward its former minister of interior Saimir Tahiri and other ex-ministers of the center-left government. The paper is also sometimes perceived as defending some aspects of the communist regime in Albania. Dita is founded mainly from advertising of lotteries.

Key facts

Business Form

Private

Legal Form

Limited Liability Company

Business Sectors

Publishing

Ownership

Individual Owner

Besnik Dabulla

Together with his brother Alban Dabulla he is the owner of the daily newspaper ‘Dita.’ However, Besnik Dabulla has fewer businesses than his brother Alban Dabulla. Apart from the 40% of shares in the company ‘Publikime Shqiptare’ LLC, he owns a fast-food restaurant. Other companies in trade, services and advertising where he had shares have been suspended. He has been accused by former Prime Minister Sali Berisha of ties to organized crime, allegations that he has brushed off as politically motivated.

40%

Adrian Thano

Adrian Thano – is the editor in chief of the newspaper Dita and a shareholder with 10% of the shares in the company. He has long career in the Albania press and is a former director of information at Vizion Plus TV. Thano spent the biggest part of his career at the daily Shekullli as editor in chief and director. Based on his editorials/comments published in the newspaper, he is perceived as a left-wing journalist. Thano is a shareholder at the company Universiteti Dita, together with the Dabulla Brothers, which operates in the education field. He is also at the same time the head of the Agency for Support of Civil Society, AMSHC, which has faced often accusations of corruption and nepotism.

10%
Media Outlets
Other Media Outlets

Other Online Outlets

www.gazetadita.al

Facts

Media Business

Publishing

Gazeta Dita (100%)

Business

Sports Betting

Eurolive JSC (70%)

Lottery

Nacional JSC (40%)

Construction

AB OVO (40%)

Retail

VAAL (25%)

Education

Universiteti Dita (75%)

Restaurant

Liburnia (100%)

Postal/delivery services

CELERE (100%)

General Information

Founding Year

2012

Affiliated Interests Founder

Alban Dabulla, Besnik Dabulla, Adrian Thano and Ardian Osoja – Dabulla brothers who control now 75% of the shares of the Publikime Shqiptare LLC, are considered the founders of it, alongside editor-in-chief Adrian Thano who has 10% of the shares and Ardian Osoja, who passed away prematurely due to health problems.

Employees

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Contact

Rruga Donika Kastrioti, Vila 9/1, Kati 1, mbrapa Kullave Binjake, Tirana

Tel: +355 672078182

Website: www.gazetadita.al

Tax/ ID Number

L22205001K

Financial Information

Revenue (Financial Data/ Optional)

0.3 Mio. $ / 39 Mio. Lek

Operating Profit (in Mill. $)

0.07 Mio. $ / 9.2 Mio. Lek

Advertising (in % of total funding)

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Management

Other Influential People

Bedri Islami, Viktor Malaj, Mojkom Zeqo, Arben Duka – the four of them form a sort of writers’ collegium of the newspaper, which calls itself an info-analytical newspaper.

Further Information

Data Publicly Available

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

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Meta Data

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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