Book Launch in Tirana

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A launch of the publication – “Power Struggle: Meeting Global Energy
Challenges in the Balkans” – was held in Tirana on Monday, December, 22
in the presence of representatives of the media, local NGOs and
government bodies.

The occasion marked the completion of the Balkan Fellowship for
Journalistic Excellence for 2008, an initiative of the Robert Bosch
Stiftung and ERSTE Foundation in cooperation with the Balkan
Investigative Reporting Network.

BIRN Albania Project Manager & Editor, Besar Likmeta, presented
the publication and announced the next fellowship project, which is to
start in January 2009.

This year’s Albanian fellow, Gjergj Erebara, gave a brief presentation, describing his experience with the programme.

The presentation was followed by a roundtable discussion on the
energy challenges facing Albania, and it effects on the local economy.

Present at the roundtable were reporters and editors from daily
newspaper Shekulli, Koha Jone, MAPO magazine, Top News TV, Shqip, the
NGO-s Mjaft Movement and the Albanian Environmental League.