Koha Jonë

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Koha Jonë
Our Time
Koha Jonë
Koha Jonë 27September2010.png
Koha Jonë on 18 October 2013
Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Publisher Nikoll Lesi
Editor-in-chief Agim Neza
Associate editor Carmen Gjani
News editor Enkelejda Koraqi
Artur Qoraj
Sports editor Aranit Muraçi
Founded 11 May 1991; 25 years ago (1991-05-11)
Political alignment Right wing, Liberal
Language Albanian
Headquarters Tirana, Albania
Circulation 7,833 (2002)
Website Koha Jonë

Koha Jonë (English: Our Time) is a newspaper published in Albania. The paper is a politically unaffiliated daily newspaper based in Tirana.


The paper was first published on 11 May 1991[1][2] by Nikolle Lesi[3] and Aleksandër Frangaj in Lezhe and after some time the headquarters were moved to Tirana.[2] Nikolle Lesi and Alexander Frangaj were the director and chief editor of the paper, respectively.

In 1996, Lesi became sole owner of the paper when he bought out Frangaj, who had owned 40 percent of the shares.[4]

In 1997 the premises of Koha Jonë, at the time Albania’s biggest-circulation daily, were completely burnt down by unknown perpetrators. No one was identified or prosecuted by the authorities in connection with those attacks.[4]

Lesi sold the paper in 2007 to his former partner Frangaj, who is also part owner of TV Klan.[4]


Koha Jonë was the largest paper in Albania with a circulation of 34,000 copies in 1992.[5] In 1995 the daily was the second most read newspaper in the country with a circulation of 30,000 copies.[6] The circulation of the paper was 7,833 copies in 2002.[7]


The newspaper is organized in three sections, including the magazine.

  1. News: Includes International, National, Tirana, Politics, Business, Technology, Science, Health, Sports, Education.
  2. Opinion: Includes Editorials, Op-Eds and Letters to the Editor.
  3. Features: Includes Arts, Movies, Theater, and music.

Koha Jonë has had a web presence since 2008. Accessing articles requires none registration. The newspaper is available in PDF.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Ilda Londo (2002). "Albania" (PDF). Media Institute. Retrieved 15 February 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Gent Ibrahimi; Agron Loci (2001). "Media Landscape of Albania: Legal Framework". Media Online. Retrieved 14 May 2015. 
  3. ^ Media Landscape of South East Europe 2002 (PDF). ACCESS-Sofia Foundation. Sofia. 2003. Retrieved 19 January 2015. 
  4. ^ a b c "Kush eshte Koha Jone". 18 April 2007. Archived from the original on 24 August 2010. Retrieved 27 March 2015. 
  5. ^ Human Rights in Post-communist Albania. Human Rights Watch. 1996. p. 95. ISBN 978-1-56432-160-2. Retrieved 28 December 2014. 
  6. ^ "Albania". Press Reference. Retrieved 13 September 2014. 
  7. ^ "June 2002. Vol. 14, No. 5 (D). Albania: The Cost of Speech: Violations of Media Freedom in Albania, p.56" (PDF). Human Rights Watch (HRW). 
  • Albanian Institute for International Studies (AIIS), Tirana. 2003. Albania and European Union: Perceptions and Realities. [1]

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