20 April 17

Call for Expression of Interest

Strengthening the media’s role in transparency of political party financing.

Durres, April 29-30, 2017

Balkan Investigative Reporting Network, Albania (BIRN Albania), as part of the project ‘Strengthening the media’s role in transparency of political party financing’ supported by the National Democratic Institute in Albania, will organize a two-day training session in investigative journalism techniques that help shed light in the field of political party financing in the country.

BIRN Albania is seeking 15 mid-career journalists from all the regions of Albania to attend the investigative journalism training workshop on April 29th-30th 2017, in Durres.

Introduction to the training:

The training serves to provide a guide to the basic methods and techniques of investigative journalism as well as an overview of the political parties’ finances in Albania. It aims to strengthen the skills and training of mid-career journalists to look closely at systemic issues of illicit financing of political parties and conflict of interest, with a special focus on the red flags raised by the reports filed in the Central Election Commission, CEC.

Who should attend:

The training targets mid-career journalists in Albania who are interested to deepen their knowledge of investigative journalism techniques and political party finances in Albania. Journalists from other regions outside Tirana are encouraged to apply. BIRN Albania will cover travel costs for all journalists participating in the training.

Training objectives:

The outcome for participants will be:

1. Improved understanding of Albania’s political party finances;

2. Improved applied methods and techniques of investigative journalism.

Application procedure:

Interested candidates must send a letter of interest to [email protected] Applications for this training close on Thursday, April 27th. Successful candidates will be informed shortly thereafter.

Bursaries:

The journalists who take part in the training will participate in a competition from which BIRN Albania through an independent jury will select story ideas for five in-depth analyses related political party finances that will be funded from the project and published with the help of BIRN editors via the online publication Reporter.al.

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