BIRN Albania Launches Anti-Corruption Programme

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On April 1st the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network in Albania (BIRN Albania) launched a three year programme, which aims to expose corruption and impunity, through investigative reporting and closer cooperation between journalists and civil society organizations.

The programme will include training and mentoring for journalists in investigative reporting, quarterly calls and funding for stories that expose corruption in the public sectors, media monitoring of corruption, as well as joint brainstorming workshops between NGOs and reporters.

The programme aims at exposing corruption cases in eight different sectors, including Environment, Healthcare, Judiciary, Education, Public Administration, Local Government and Organized Crime.

The purpose of the programme is to contribute to overall democratization processes in Albania by bridging the gap between civil society organizations and journalists, building their capacities and creating the common ground for their joint action in exposing the corruption cases in the country.

In September 2014, BIRN will launch a new news website in Albanian, which will bring enhanced coverage of the main issues the country faces, with investigative reports, regular news and analysis.