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BIRN Albania Self-Censorship Study Discussed in Parliament

BIRN Albania Self-Censorship Study Discussed in Parliament

The media commission in Albania’s parliament held a hearing on January 25 dedicated to BIRN Albania’s study, A Blind Eye on News: Self-Censorship in the Albanian Media.

BIRN Albania Launches Video against Self-Censorship

BIRN Albania Launches Video against Self-Censorship

The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network in Albania has released a two-minute video, seeking to raise awareness among the public, media professionals and decision-makers about widespread self-censorship in the media.

BIRN Albania Launches Call for Investigative Reports on Public Administration

BIRN Albania Launches Call for Investigative Reports on Public Administration

The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network in Albania launched a call for investigative stories on November 10th.

BIRN Albania Holds Roundtable on Public Administration

BIRN Albania Holds Roundtable on Public Administration

The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network in Albania organized a roundtable on November 6 in Tirana, bringing together civil society organisations working in the field of public administration and journalists.

BIRN Albania Journalist Wins Award

BIRN Albania Journalist Wins Award

BIRN Albania journalist Aleksandra Bogdani has been awarded the 2015 CEI SEEMO Award for Outstanding Merits in Investigative Journalism in the professional journalist category.

BIRN Albania Launches Monthly Publication

BIRN Albania Launches Monthly Publication

On September 30th, the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network in Albania launched the first issue of its monthly bi-lingual print publication Reporter.al, which features investigative reports, features, analysis and news from Albania and the region.

BIRN Albania Journalists Win EU Investigative Award

BIRN Albania Journalists Win EU Investigative Award

Three BIRN Albania journalists were among the top four winners of a prestigious EU award.

BIRN Conference Sparks Widespread Media Interest

BIRN Conference Sparks Widespread Media Interest

Several Bosnian TV stations, including the region’s CNN affiliate N1 and over 30 online media outlets, reported on BIRN’s conference on media freedom challenges in the Balkans held last week.

BIRN Marks its Tenth Birthday in Bosnia

BIRN Marks its Tenth Birthday in Bosnia

The BIRN network celebrated its 10th anniversary from June 12th to 14th with a regional media conference in the Bosnian capital, Sarajevo, followed by series of team building events, meetings and workshops on Mt Vlasic, some two hours’ drive away.

BIRN Albania Launches Call for Investigative Reports on Healthcare

BIRN Albania Launches Call for Investigative Reports on Healthcare

The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network in Albania launched a call for investigative stories on May 20th.

BIRN Albania Holds Roundtable on Healthcare

BIRN Albania Holds Roundtable on Healthcare

The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network Albania organised a roundtable on May 15 in Tirana, bringing together journalists and civil society organisations working in the field of healthcare.

BIRN Albania Launches Web Page on Elections and Territorial Reform

BIRN Albania Launches Web Page on Elections and Territorial Reform

The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network in Albania on May 18 launched a special webpage zgjedhje2015.report.al on its Albanian language portal Reporter.al, with in-depth information on the country’s territorial reform and the June 21 local elections.

BIRN Albania Holds Ten Roundtables on Elections

BIRN Albania Holds Ten Roundtables on Elections

In April, the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network in Albania held ten regional roundtable discussions across the country at which the priorities for local candidates for the June 21st local elections in 61 municipalities were discussed.

BIRN Albania Holds Public Procurement Training Session

BIRN Albania Holds Public Procurement Training Session

The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network in Albania held a two-day training session for journalists in Tirana on May 8-9, focusing on Albania’s public procurement system and the ways reporters can dig up stories on conflicts of interest, abuse of office, corruption and procurement fraud.

BIRN Albania Holds Roundtable on Elections

BIRN Albania Holds Roundtable on Elections

The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network in Albania held a roundtable in the city of Kukes on Monday April 27th, where the priorities for local candidates for the June 21st local elections in four municipalities were discussed.