Roundtable on Media Freedom and Safety of Journalists: Perceptions, Progress, and Collaborative Discussion

Roundtable on Media Freedom and Safety of Journalists: Perceptions, Progress, and Collaborative Discussion

Roundtable on Media Freedom and Safety of Journalists: Perceptions, Progress, and Collaborative Discussion

In efforts to step up multi-stakeholder discussions and actions for advancing media freedom and journalists’ safety in Albania, SCiDEV, in collaboration with BIRN Albania, Qendra Faktoje, and the Italian think tank OBC Transeuropa are organising a joint roundtable on “Media Freedom in Albania and Safety of Journalists in Albania: Perceptions, Progress, and Collaborative Discussion”.

Taking place on 27 June 2024, starting from 10:00 am, at Rogner Hotel Tirana, this event seeks to enhance collaboration between local media, CSOs, academia, and journalists to promote media freedom.

Throughout the discussions, we will share our findings from preliminary research work within the project, as well as present the Media Advocacy Shadow Report and its Recommendations, prepared by SCiDEV and OBCT, as part of the Media Freedom Rapid Response.

The presentation from our preliminary research work is a key component of the three-year project: “Strengthening Media Freedom, Professionalism, and Journalists’ Safety in Albania.” Over its course, the project will produce three annual reports, to monitor Albania’s progress concerning EU recommendations on freedom of expression, journalists’ safety, and media freedom.  This project is implemented by the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network in Albania (BIRN Albania), in cooperation with the Center Science for Innovation Development (SCiDEV) and Qendra Faktoje. It is funded through the EU Call: “Civil Society Facility and Media Programme 2022 and Thematic Programme for Human Rights and Democracy 2022-2023” (Ref. No: IPAIII/2023/451-708).

The media advocacy shadow report and its recommendations are produced as part of the Media Freedom Rapid Response, a Europe-wide mechanism tracking, monitoring, and responding to violations of press and media freedom in EU Member States and candidate countries, co-funded by the Italian Ministry for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation within the “Transnational Advocacy for Freedom of Information in the Western Balkans – ATLIB.”

To access the event’s agenda, please click here.

To confirm your participation please email info@scidevcenter.org.