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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.

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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.

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15 Mar 11

Journalists selected for Pristina culture conference

The Balkan Investigative Regional Reporting Network is pleased to announce the journalists who have been selected to  participate in the second round of the Balkan Initiative for Cultural Co-operation, Exchange and Development project.

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11 Mar 11

Initiation of Balkan Culture Watch Strengthening Project

Balkan Investigative Regional Reporting Network has launched its Balkan Culture Watch Strengthening Project, funded by the European Cultural Foundation (ECF).

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07 Mar 11

Albania Gets Its Own 'Chuck Norris' Style Internet Hero

Albania's current internet craze centers on Lek Plepi, an amateur singer and certainly “a legend, because he said so.”

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21 Feb 11

Albania Blood Movie Wins Silver Bear at Berlinale

Joshua Marston’s drama about two young people caught in a blood feud in Albania’s rural north has won the Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival.

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08 Feb 11

Albanians Laugh Off Top Gear Jibes

While Mexico may have protested over jibes made on the popular BBC show Top Gear, Albanians have taken a new episode on the search for an Albanian mob car in good fun.

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07 Jan 11

Premier Proud of Facebook's Reach in Albania

Prime Minister Sali Berisha has hailed the widespread use of Facebook in Albania as a measure of his government’s technological achievements.

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14 Dec 10

Albania Film Festival Highlights New Freedoms

With a logo that resembles a biometric passport- a celebration of Albanians' new freedom to travel to the EU without visas- Tirana’s International Film Festival, TIFF, launched its eighth annual competition on Monday.

Culture Policy Focus

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28 Dec 16

Ringing in 2017, Balkan-style

Beer, mulled wine, fireworks, Christmas markets, street parties, classical music, trance, great singers – it’s all on hand in cities up and down the Balkans as people get ready to welcome in another year.

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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21 Mar 17

Kosovo, Albania Give 'Common Market' Call Thumbs Down

Kosovo's Prime Minister has dismissed calls for a Western Balkan 'common market' as a pointless diversion from the goal of EU membership - while an important union in Albania has reached the same conclusion.

15 Feb 17

Albanian PM Accused of Breaking Jobs Promise

17 Jan 17

Young Albanians Strike Gold in the Emirates

06 Dec 16

Italian Law Threatens Call Centres in Albania

17 Oct 16

Albania-Serbia Trade Grows From Modest Base