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Self-censorship, difficult access to supposedly-public information and politically-inspired distribution of government advertising are the main obstacles to growth of a genuinely free media. Defaming government officials still carries a two-year prison sentence. The poor relationship between politicians and the media in recent years was shown by the physical attack by the mayor of Korca on a journalist from a major TV station on 26 June 2005.