BIRN Albania Holds Mobile Journalism Training for Students

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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

The course was attended by 22 journalism students from the University of Tirana Department of Journalism, the Luigj Gurakuqi University of Shkodra and the Aleksander Xhuvani University in Elbasan.

The training was designed and delivered by Alen Mlatisuma, managing editor of the internet and EuroAsia division at Voice of America.

The course provided the students with hands-on experience of the techniques of shooting, visual storytelling and editing video using mobile phones, as well as information on the key apps, handles and rigs used to stabilise their shots.

The participants were trained to use their mobile phones to shoot video and narrate stories, gaining valuable experience of innovative journalistic techniques.

The training was supported by Swedish International Development Agency, SIDA.