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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.

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.

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.

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).

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.”

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.

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.

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.

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.

01 Dec 10

World AIDS Day Poses Challenge for Balkans

The region may have avoided an epidemic but there is no room for complacency.

15 Nov 10

Kosovo Journalist Wins 2010 Balkan Fellowship Prize

Majlinda Aliu from Kosovo, wins first prize in this year's Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence Programme for her article “Trapped in Black: Balkan War Widows”.

06 Nov 10

Albania Artist Seeks Guinness Record Title

With his fifth bid to enter the Guinness Book of Records, Saimir Strati aims to draw attention to Albania's rich tradition of mosaic artwork.

04 Nov 10

Albania Arrests Five Over Fake Dollar Bills

Police in Durres announced the arrest of five people suspected of trying to place million-dollar bills as real.

06 Oct 10

Comic Norman Wisdom Mourned in Albania

In a letter of condolence to Norman Wisdom's family, Albanian Prime Minister Sali Berisha remembered the late British comic who was much beloved by the Albanian public.

08 Sep 10

Albania World Heritage Site in 'Damage' Row

Heritage experts have visited an ancient city in Albania amid claims the construction of a new road has damaged the historical site.

Culture Policy Focus

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


17 Jan 18

Albania Mulls Building Second Passenger Airport

After a series of debates and repeated promises, Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama announced Wednesday that he received a proposal to begin building the country’s second passenger airport near the coastal city of Vlora “by this summer".