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12 Feb 14 / 10:13:42

"Lobby Firm Behind Campaign to Smear Albanian Socialist"

Shirley Cloyes DioGuardi, Balkan Affairs Adviser, Albanian American Civic League

I am writing to report that your story is wholly unfounded. My husband, former Congressman Joe DioGuardi, and I were never involved in any campaign against Prime Minister Edi Rama or with any person or activity during the last election cycle in Albania.

15 Apr 13 / 16:47:37

Reaction to Article: Tax-Haven Data Leak Exposes Albanian Politician

Genc Pollo, Albanian Minister for Innovation and ICT

Dear Mrs Igric (BIRN Regional Director / Editor of Balkan Insight),
I read with dismay that the BalkanInsight article Tax haven data leak exposes Albanian politician, published on 12 April 2013 and authored by Altin Raxhimi and Besar Likmeta pretended that I have withdrawn a libel lawsuit against Socialist Party MP Taulant Balla.

20 Feb 12 / 12:21:05

Reaction to article: Secret Waste Imports Alarm Albania’s Greens

Ermal DIZDARI, Advisor of the Minister for Media

Dear Mr. Likmeta,

We have regretfully noticed that in the article that bears your name and that of the agency which you represent, you have stated that the Ministry of Environment, Forestry, and Water Administration of the Republic of Albania was not able to give reasons regarding the amount of hazardous waste coming in from France in 2004.

13 Sep 11 / 14:38:49

Comment on "Bosnian Serbs Funnel Taxes to Genocide-denying NGO"

Stephen Karganovic, Srebrenica Historical Project

In her recent Balkan Insight piece, “Bosnian Serbs Funnel Taxes to Genocide-denying NGO”, Valerie Hopkins makes a number of dubious and misleading allegations. She also violated a fundamental precept of responsible journalism by not providing her subjects an opportunity to explain or make any comments, while giving that opportunity to their critics.

29 Aug 11 / 09:00:12

Article “Haradinaj Re-trial: Prosecution or Persecution?” by Roland Gjoni

Nerma Jelacic, ICTY Spokesperson

Dear Gordana Igric [BIRN Regional Director], Ana Petruseva [Balkan Insight Managing Editor],

I am writing with regard to the article “Haradinaj Re-trial: Prosecution or Persecution” by Roland Gjoni, which appeared in Balkan Insight on 19 August 2011.