BIRN held workshop on investigative reporting in Tirana

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The group comprised reporters who have become regular BIRN contributors. Participants in the workshop included journalists from the dailies Koha Jone, Korrieri, Shqip, and Albania, MAPO magazine and the TV stations News24 and Top News.

The workshop was conducted by BIRN Executive Director Gordana Igric, BIRN Kosovo Editor Krenar Gashi and BIRN Albania Editor Besar Likmeta.

Special attention was given to the issues of sources and interviews – finding the right people, checking their reliability, building a network, using anonymous sources and protecting them, dealing with individuals in positions of power and confronting interviewees with relevant information and arguments.

Editors worked with journalists on the preparation of articles dealing with specific subjects, such as corruption in the health service, politicians’ declarations of wealth etc. Several investigative articles were commissioned and outlined.

The workshop was organized with the help of the Washington-based National Endowment for Democracy, a private, not-for-profit foundation.