21 June 2017
Former Albanian Dictator’s Grandson Faces Jail

The impoverishment inflicted by Europe’s harshest communist regime left Albania an easy prey for drug gangs.

12 May 2017
Ancient Ceramics Hamper Major Gas Pipeline in Albania Premium

Find underlines that much of the country’s rich cultural heritage remains to be discovered.

19 April 2017
Albanian Opposition Broadens Political Boycott Premium

The old adage about politics being done in a smoke-filled room has special meaning in Europe’s ‘marijuana capital.’

11 April 2017
Sun, Sea, and Bunkers Fuel Albanian Tourism Growth Premium

Low cost is a big draw, but obsolete facilities are holding the sector back.

28 March 2017
Albania Braces for Communist-Era Revelations Premium
Opening up secret files could make or break political careers, reveal dark family truths.
21 March 2017
EU West Balkans Plan Off to Rocky Start Premium

Kosovo, Albania not enthused about economic cooperation with neighbors in the restive region.

13 March 2017
Albanian Opposition Demands PM’s Resignation Premium

Ties between socialist pols and cannabis farmers could affect June elections, opposition claims.

8 March 2017
Slav Leaders Raise Specter of ‘Greater Albania’ Premium

Serbian officialdom respond to the Albanian president’s visit with guarded warnings rather than greetings.

3 March 2017
No Hope in Sight

Given the media’s role in recent elections, only a fool would think this year will be any better. 

By Peter Gross
9 February 2017
Bulgaria Wants Recognition for Ethnic Kin in Albania Premium

The intricate ethnic mosaic of the Balkans comes up for debate – with help from a U.S. congressman.





Going on Assignment in Prague – January 7-15, 2018

Do you have a passion for foreign reporting? Would you like to develop your skills further or simply gain more confidence? This course is aimed at university students, freelance journalists or activists who would like to gain some practical skills in this field. You’ll learn the best tricks of the trade from storytelling and interviewing techniques to locating your sources and incorporating multimedia.

Throughout the course you will be guided by experienced foreign correspondents from media such as Reuters, the BBC, the Financial Times, and the New York Times. You’ll leave equipped with a publishable story to add to your portfolio. Early bird fee available until September 1, 2017. Apply now! or see more info.



Moldovan diaries

The Moldovan Diaries is a multimedia, interactive examination of the country's ethnic, religious, social and political identities by Paolo Paterlini and Cesare De Giglio.

This innovative approach to story telling gives voice to ordinary people and takes the reader on the virtual trip across Moldovan rural and urban landscapes. 

It is a unique and intimate map of the nation.

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