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Pressure Rises on Journalists in the Balkans

Weakening EU and US influence in the Balkans and increased Russian influence, as well as growing political and economic pressures on journalists, have created a harsher environment for Balkan media, BIRN’s biennial meeting heard.

Albania Court Hears Judge’s Lawsuit Against BIRN

Hearing started in Tirana in a case brought by Gjin Gjoni, an Appeals Court Judge, and his wife, Elona Caushi, who claim they have suffered 'moral anguish' from BIRN reports and are seeking compensation.

BIRN Albania in Call for Investigative Reports on Environment

The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network in Albania held a roundtable on environmental hotspots, bringing together journalists, civil society organisations and experts.

BIRN Albania Holds Roundtable on Environmental Hotspots

The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network in Albania held a roundtable on environmental hotspots, bringing together journalists, civil society organisations and experts.

BIRN Albania Trains Journalists on Crime and Court Reporting

The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network in Albania held a three-day training session on May 19-21 in the city of Durres, which aimed to sharpen the skills of local reporters in court and crime reporting. 

BIRN Albania Holds Training on Political Party Finances

The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network in Albania held a two-day training session on the April 29-30 in the city of Durres, which aimed to strengthen the media’s role in exposing illicit political party financing. 

BIRN Albania Presents Report on Local Government Transparency

BIRN Albania Presents Report on Local Government Transparency

The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network in Albania on April 26 presented its newly published national report, Local Government Under the Lens of Freedom of Information: A Comparative Monitoring of Transparency Indicators Online and On the Ground 2016-2017.

Call for Expression of Interest

Call for Expression of Interest

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

Durres, April 29-30, 2017

BIRN Albania Seeks Investigations on Financial Industry

Grants offered for three journalists to uncover corruption and abuse of power stories in the financial industry as well as mentoring by experienced editors.

BIRN Albania Holds Roundtable on Financial Industry

BIRN Albania Holds Roundtable on Financial Industry

The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network in Albania held a roundtable on the financial industry, bringing together journalists, civil society organizations and experts. 

BIRN Albania Seeks Investigations on Local Government

Grants offered for three journalists to cover local government corruption and abuse of power stories as well as mentoring by experienced editors.

BIRN Albania Holds Workshop on Local Government

The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network in Albania held a roundtable on exposing corrupt practices in local government, bringing together representatives of civil society, experts and journalists.  

BIRN Albania Journalist Wins CEI SEEMO Award

Lindita Cela wins prestigious prize for ‘hard-hitting investigations’ into organised crime and corruption in Albania.

BIRN Albania Launches Call for Investigative Reports on Justice System

BIRN Albania Launches Call for Investigative Reports on Justice System

The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network in Albania launched a call for investigative stories on justice system on November 3.

BIRN Albania Holds Multimedia Training for Journalists

The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network in Albania held a workshop on multimedia techniques for 20 local journalists in the city of Durres.

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