BIRN Kosovo Trains Auditors in Communication and Social Media Use

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BIRN Kosovo held its second training session on writing techniques and the use of social media with the staff of the National Audit Office, NAO, on December 21, as part of the Promoting the Auditor General/NAO’s role in Kosovo, a project aimed at increasing transparency and accountability on the management of public funds.

Supported by the Netherlands embassy in Pristina, the training courses are intended to improve the performance of the Auditor General and NAO staff while writing, reporting and providing information on public spending.

The training session was attended by the Head of Communication and Professional Development Saranda Husajm and communications officer Shqipe Hetemi from the NAO. The course was divided into two sessions, the first held by Kreshnik Gashi, managing editor at, and the second by Granit Mavriqi, media editor at

Gashi explained the fundamental elements of writing an article, news items and a social media status and how to present them on social networks. Mavriqi provided information on social media use and security.