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Fostering Transparency in Procurement Procedures Through Investigative Journalism

Tirana, May 8-9, 2015


The 2-day training serves to provide a guide of basic methods and techniques of investigative journalism as well as an overview of the public procurement procedures in Albania. It aims to strengthen the skills and training of mid-level journalists to look closely at systemic issues of conflict of interest, uncover facts and produce compelling journalism by performing data gathering and analysis, document mining.

Who should attend?

The training targets mid-career journalists in Albania.

Workshop objective:

The outcome for participants will be:

  1. Improved understanding of the concept and principles of investigative journalism;
  2. Improved applied methods and techniques of investigative journalism
  3. Improved understanding of Albania’s public procurement process

 Workshop content

Key content for the Investigative Reporting workshop will include: 

  • Data-Driven Investigative Stories;
  • Computer-Assisted Reporting;
  • Investigating Individuals, and organizations;
  • Navigating Albania’s FOI Law
  • The art of interviewing.
  • Understanding the public procurement procedures in Albania

Selection Process

BIRN Albania is seeking 15 successful candidates to attend the investigative journalism training workshop on May 8th-9th 2015.


The journalist part of the training will participate in a competition, from which BIRN Albania through and independent jury will select six story ideas for investigations on public procurement that will be funded and published with the help of BIRN Editors in its online publications and BIRN Albania will cover travel costs for journalists outside Tirana.


Applications for this training close on Tuesday, May 5th. Interested candidates must sent a CV and motivation letter to . Successful candidates will be informed shortly thereafter.