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BIRN Albania Holds Mobile Journalism Training for Students

The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network in Albania held a three-day mobile video journalism training course in the city of Durres from November 14-16

BIRN Albania Marks Five-Year Anniversary of Reporter.al

The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network in Albania marked the five-year anniversary of its online award-winning publication Reporter.al on October 24.

BIRN Albania Launches Judicial Vetting Database

The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network in Albania launched a new online database on October 29 that compiles and classifies its coverage of the vetting process of judges and prosecutors in Albania.

BIRN Albania Opens Call for Investigations into Education

BIRN Albania launched a call for investigative stories on education on October 21, offering grants for three journalists to cover education stories, with mentoring by experienced editors.

BIRN Albania Holds Roundtable on Education

BIRN Albania held a roundtable on October 15, bringing together journalists, civil society representatives and activists working to improve the education system in Albania.

Free Flow Wins Best Documentary Award

BIRN Albania’s documentary ‘Free Flow’ has been recognized with the’ Fatos Baxhaku Prize’ as best documentary in the Balkan Film Food Festival, which is held annually in the lakeside city of Pogradec.

Winners of EU Awards in Albania Announced

The three winners of the EU investigative journalism prize in Albania were announced on Monday at the EU Info Center in Tirana.

BIRN Albania Opens Call for Investigations on Labour Rights

BIRN Albania launched a call for investigative stories on labour rights on July 19.

Albania Anti-Defamation Laws Condemned as ‘Censorship Package’

Ten Albanian human rights organisations on Friday denounced a government proposal to ‘regulate’ the online media as a ‘censorship package’ without precedent in a democratic country.

BIRN Albania Holds Roundtable on Labour Rights

The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network in Albania held a roundtable in Tirana on Monday, July 15th, bringing together journalists and non-governmental organizations to discuss labour rights.

Calls Open for EU Investigative Journalism Award

Applications are now open for submission of investigative articles from the Western Balkans and Turkey for the annual EU Investigative Journalism Award.

BIRN Wins Appeal to Declassify Albanian Secret Police Files

After a legal challenge by BIRN, an appeals court ordered the declassification of reports and statistics from Albania’s much-feared Communist-era secret service, the Sigurimi, which the country’s present-day intelligence agency wanted to keep restricted.

BIRN Albania Issues Local Government Transparency Monitoring Report

The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network in Albania on April 25 published a national report entitled ‘Local Government Under the Lens of Freedom of Information: A Comparative Monitoring of Transparency Indicators Online and On the Ground’, covering all 61 municipalities in the country from 2017 to 2019.

BIRN Albania Publishes Report on Local Mayors’ Assets

The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network in Albania has published a report entitled ‘Analysis of the System of Asset Declarations of Mayors in Albania’, which evaluates the wealth of the heads of local government units in the country as well as the integrity of the asset declaration system.

BIRN Albania Wins Award for Investigative Journalism

The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network in Albania was given the White Dove award by Partners Albania for Change and Development for its investigative reporting.

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