Year: 2018

Albanian Center for Quality Journalism collaborating with Voice of America

Albanian Center for Quality Journalism collaborating with Voice of America

PRESS RELEASE      ***** Albanian Center for Quality Journalism has started a collaboration with Voice of America to jointly produce six investigative short documentaries that will focus on different issues concerning Albanian citizens. The topics will range from environmental and social issues to issues related to corruption, law enforcement, and abuse of duty. These […]

How Albanian laws allow parties to hide crucial information from voters during campaigns

How Albanian laws allow parties to hide crucial information from voters during campaigns

In last year’s Albanian elections, a company based in the northwest city of Lezhë donated 501,000 lek-worth (about $4,600) of fuel to a small political party called the Albanian Democratic Christian Union. An official government audit of the party’s finances claimed that the donation by the firm, called Linda 80 shpk, was legal. The audit […]

Albanian government continues to approve new hydropower plants despite environmental and social impact

Albanian government continues to approve new hydropower plants despite environmental and social impact

In the Kune Vain Lagoon of northern Albania, a grim relic sinks into the past to reveal an even more uncertain future. Concrete bunkers that line the coast, built as Communist-era bomb shelters by the small Balkan nation, for decades stood as reminders of a powerful totalitarian regime. But in recent years, they have been […]

Internet brokerage, the fraudulent scheme in which thousands of Albanians become entangled

Internet brokerage, the fraudulent scheme in which thousands of Albanians become entangled

An investigation conducted by the Albanian Center for Quality Journalism has identified at least 80 unlicensed brokerage companies, which operate in Albania and defraud foreign citizens, evade taxes and expose young adults to serious legal repercussions. Blerta*, 23 years old, started a business in January dealing with “computer data processing,” even though she had never […]