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31 Jan 12

Privatization of Albanian Monuments Opposed

A proposal to sell off some 40 castles and towers has encountered stiff opposition among archeologists and historians.

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20 Jan 12

Postmodern theater, Albanians and Serbs

While the political relationship between Serbs and Albanians may be in rough waters, a recent theatre production shows that artistic cooperation between the two groups is flourishing.

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06 Dec 11

Tirana Hosts Ninth International Film Fest

The ninth Tirana International Film Festival, TIFF, opened on Monday, showing 80 short films from 63 countries by the end of the week.

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27 Sep 11

Macedonians, Montenegrins, Albanians Glued to Facebook

Internet users in Macedonia, Montenegro and Albania simply love Facebook, with almost 90 per cent of them having Facebook accounts, according to a global statistical database maintained by the International Web Stats web page.

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20 Sep 11

Israeli Architect Warns Albania against Damaging Heritage

An ongoing road development project in southern Albania could threaten archaeological heritage sites, a member of the International Council of Monuments and Sites, ICMS, has warned.

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23 Aug 11

Coppola To Honour Albanian Film Festival

The famed US director will be a special guest at the Fourth International Film Festival in Durres, which is from August 27 to September 2 .

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17 Aug 11

Ancient Roman Ship Discovered off Albanian Coast

The remains of a 2,100-year-old Roman ship have been discovered off the Karaburun Peninsula in Albania’s southern coast by archaeologists.

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19 Jul 11

Heritage Group Says Albanian Patrimony Needs Protection

The South East European Heritage Network has asked the Albanian government to intensify its efforts to combat illegal trafficking in artworks and antiques.

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07 Jul 11

Albanian Town Unveils Statue of George W. Bush

The town of Fushe Kruja has unveiled a statue to the former US President commemorating his visit on June 10, 2007, when Bush received a rock-star welcome.

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10 May 11

Balkan Singers Prepare for Eurovision Kickoff

Performers from Albania, Serbia and Croatia will take the stage tonight for the first semifinal in the 2011 Eurovision contest, an event that is very closely watched by viewers in the Balkans.

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04 May 11

Balkan Journalism Fellowship Opens in Vienna

This year’s Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence gets under way, as ten journalists attend an opening seminar in the Austrian capital.

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19 Mar 11

Journalists, Experts Discuss Culture in Balkan Media

Some 30 journalists, editors, cultural organisations and experts gathered at a regional conference in Pristina on Saturday to discuss ways to improve media coverage of culture in the Balkans.



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17 Mar 11

BIRN training - How to Write for the Culture Watch Online Magazine

A training session  - How to Write for Culture Watch Online Magazine - is being held today in Pristina. Thirteen journalists from the region are participating in the event, part of the Balkan Initiative for Cultural Cooperation, Exchange, and Development.

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17 Mar 11

Culture in the media – Pristina conference

On March 17 2011, the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network, BIRN, is organising a conference - Culture in the Media – as part of the  Balkan Initiative for Cultural Cooperation, Exchange and Development programme, BICCED.

pristina-culture-watch-training
16 Mar 11

Pristina Culture Watch Training

The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network is organising a training session for journalists - How to write for Culture Watch Online Magazine - as a part of the Balkan Initiative for Cultural Cooperation, Exchange and Development, BICCED, project. The training will be held in Pristina, from March 17 to 18 and will involve journalists from across the region.

Culture Policy Focus

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17 Aug 17

VIDEO: Albanian "Thailand" Attracts Hundreds of Tourists

Unexplored nature, azure waterways and the many opportunities for adventure have recently turned the Shala river valley into one of the tourist hotspots in the Albanian Alps.

28 Dec 16

Ringing in 2017, Balkan-style

02 Aug 16

Albania Opera Chief Quits Over Tiny Budget

24 Sep 15

Albanians See Red About Tirana’s New Bunker

Business

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08 Nov 17

Resistance Grows in Albania to Rama’s Tax Reforms

Controversial reforms designed to curb the grey economy by forcing small firms to pay VAT, among other things, are coming under increasingly hostile scrutiny.

19 Oct 17

EU Mulls Lower Roaming Charges for Balkans