Roundtable on Media Freedom and Safety of Journalists in Albania

In efforts to step up multi-stakeholder discussions and actions for advancing media freedom and journalists’ safety in Albania, SCiDEV, in collaboration with BIRN Albania Qendra Faktoje , and the Italian think tank OBC Transeuropa  are organising a joint roundtable on “Media Freedom in Albania and Safety of Journalists in Albania: Perceptions, Progress, and Collaborative Discussion”

Taking place on June 27, 2024, starting from 10:00 am, at Rogner Hotel Tirana, this event seeks to enhance collaboration between local media, CSOs, academia, and journalists to promote media freedom in Albania. 

Throughout the discussions, SCiDEV and partners from the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network in Albania (BIRN Albania) and Qendra Faktoje will share their findings from a preliminary research work carried out within the three-year project “Strengthening Media Freedom, Professionalism, and Journalists’ Safety in Albania.”  Over its course, the project will produce three annual reports to monitor Albania’s progress concerning EU recommendations on freedom of expression, journalists’ safety, and media freedom.  This project is implemented by the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network in Albania (BIRN Albania), in cooperation with the Center Science for Innovation Development (SCiDEV) and Qendra Faktoje. It is funded through the EU Call: “Civil Society Facility and Media Programme 2022 and Thematic Programme for Human Rights and Democracy 2022-2023” (Ref. No: IPAIII/2023/451-708).

During the event, OBCT and SCiDEV will also present the Media Advocacy Shadow Report and its Recommendations, which are the result of activities carried out within the Media Freedom Rapid Response , a Europe-wide mechanism cofunded by the EU that tracks, monitors, and responds to violations of media freedom in EU Member States and candidate countries, and within ATLIB - Transnational Advocacy for Freedom of Information in the Western Balkans , a project co-funded by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.


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