Albanian Investigative Journalist Wins Award

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Albanian journalist Anila Hoxha has been named as the winner of an investigative journalism competition organised by the OSCE Presence in Albania for the article ‘PPP Sterilisation Contract Costs Healthcare System Dearly’.

The investigation shed light on how doctors in Albania struggle to save patients’ lives while keeping costs under control due to a problematic public-private partnership contract for the supply of surgical instruments that was signed with a health consortium that has political ties.

The article was November in December 2020 by BIRN Albania’s online publication, as part of BIRN Albania’s mentorship scheme for local journalists, which aims to nurture quality investigative reporting.

Hoxha is an experienced court and crime journalists with Albania’s Top Channel TV. The award was presented during the 7th annual Media Development Forum organised by the OSCE Presence in Albania.