Investigative Journalism Lab

The Covid pandemic and the obscurity of government expenses

Authors: Alfred Zylyftari, Elsa Dautaj, Seth Facey There are many things Albanians know  about the pandemic’s impact on their country. Albania was one of the first nations in Europe –in March, 2020--to impose...

Justice Reform, the vetting process with its unanticipated consequences

Author: Bejli Çaushaj A.H., age 60, is one of thousands of Albanians waiting for justice. She once worked for the State Police in a high-level position but for the past nine years she’s...

Loss of life from Covid-19, data that will always raise questions…

June once again brought Covid-19 to the attention of all Albanians. For the first time after several months of absence, in Albanian hospitals, loss of life from the virus returned. Seeing...

Combatting Disinformation in the United States

Author: Julia Mallon Disinformation is a global problem. It is everywhere including the United States, where disinformation associated with the recent presidential election, pandemic and vaccines has fueled the polarization of the...

Justice Reform, Experts: The will of Albanians to fight corruption must prevail

Author: Allison Pirog Albania has looked to the international community for ways to eradicate judicial corruption, but experts say their solutions often lack local input and long-term thinking, missing elements that could...

Mental health treatment falls short of what is expected. Prisoners left without proper treatment and facilities

Authors: Dallandyshe Xhaferri and Melissa Ellin For decades, Albania sent mentally ill convicts to Zaharia, an institution with a sole focus on providing therapy and treatment. However, the prison — once described...

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