BIRN Albania Calls for Investigations on Organised Crime and Money-Laundering

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BIRN Albania launched an open call for investigative stories on February 15, offering grants for three journalists to produce articles on the themes of organised crime and money laundering.

BIRN is offering grants for three journalists to work on organised crime and money-laundering stories, with mentoring by experienced editors.

The call is part of the project ‘Raising Awareness and Accountability on Money-Laundering in Albania’, which is supported by the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

The goal of this project is to strengthen the fight against organised crime and money-laundering by raising awareness and strengthening the accountability of the system for the seizure and confiscation of the illegal proceeds of crime.

Three journalists will be awarded grants to cover their expenses while conducting investigations and writing their stories.

The journalists will have around three months to dig deeper and research their ideas, and will also have the opportunity to work with experienced editors as mentors to guide them through the process of writing in accordance with BIRN’s standards.

The call only applies to journalists from Albania and closes on February 28.

Click here for more information (in Albanian) about the application procedure.

Click here to download the application (in Albanian).