BIRN Albania Holds Training Event on Public Inspectorates

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On July 7-8 in Tirana, the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network in Albania, BIRN Albania, held a two-day training session on public inspectorates.

The event, which was attended by 20 journalists form all regions of Albania, aimed to strengthen their capacities and knowledge and sharpen their reporting skills on public inspectorates and their legal framework.

The training was hosted by BIRN Albania editors and included lectures from five experts with expertise on the work of inspectorates with a focus on labour rights and unions, market oversight and consumer rights, environmental crime and food safety.

The training was organised as part of the project “Using Big Data and Multimedia to Boost Quality and Independent Journalism in Albania”, co-financed by the European Union and the Swedish government, and implemented by BIRN Albania.

This project aims to create an enabling environment for Albanian journalists to produce independent content through training, mentoring, technical and financial support, and close cooperation with civil society, so improving freedom of expression and strengthening media pluralism in Albania.