ALBANIAN MEDIA INSTITUTE
RRUGA GJIN BUE SHPATA, NR 8
- Human rights
The Albanian Media Institute (AMI)is the main organization of media development and media freedom in Albania. The AMIwas established in 1996, thanks to the grant provided by DANIDA and the assistance of the Danish School of Journalism. Now, the AMIis one of the main actors of civil society in Albania and one of most important media development institutions in the Balkan region. It was established based on an agreement between the two largest journalist associations in Albania and is open to all journalists in the country. The professional staff of the organization consists of 7 people (director, researcher, project coordinators, IT expert, financial manager) and has the appropriate premises and necessary equipment for implementing its projects. Each year, the AMIimplements between 15-20 projects. For more information on our projects you can refer to www.institutemedia.org.
AMI's activities are focused on training, media research and monitoring, media policy actions and publications. The AMI's donors include the European Union (EU), the Soros Foundation, UNESCO, the American Embassy in Tirana, the Council of Europe (CoE), the British Embassy in Tirana, IFEX, IREX, the Friedrich Ebert Foundation, the media program of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation and the Norwegian Embassy. Today, the AMIis a member of several international organizations, such as IFEX, the EJTA, the World Association of Newspapers, the Reporting Diversity Network, the Global Forum for Media Development, SEENPM and SEEM.
The missions of AMIare:
- to become a training centre for the journalists of Albania
- to coordinate and support the activities related to the training of journalists and the overall development of media in Albania
- to undertake studies and projects in support of the development of the free and independent Albanian media
- to establish relations with similar foreign and international organizations and to participate in the legislative processes in the field of media
Recent project reference list (2018-2019) Towards Improved Labour Relations and Proffessionalism in Albanian Media /EU Commission National consultation on MIL Policy and strategyin CIMU SEE/SEENPM UNESCO project Media Literacy Project/EU –Media Centar Sarajevo Project Countering Violent Extremism and Religious Radicalism/USAID ANTARC Project Revising Albania Code of Ethics/CoE Project Albanian Media Scheme versus European Standards/Dutch Embassy project Media Sustanability Index report/IREX project 2019 Fostering Proffesional Media reporting SEENPM/NED Transitions Project Soft Censorship dhe Crisis of Trust/Soros Foundation project Mapping Local Media in Albania/FES Project A Re-Examination of relationships Between Media and Democracy in Post Truth Era in the New Democracies/KAS Project Strengthening the Role of the Independent Media in the Justice Reform Process in Albania/Norwegian Embassy -Partners Project Promoting Media Information Literacy and Strengthening Independent Media in Western Balkans/Albany Project Improvement of media coverage of children in electronic media and media literacy/Audiovisual Media Authority Project
We have a valuable experience in the fileds of Reporting Diversity, Countering Violent Extremism, Reporting Culture etc. which can help other members of the network in Albania. We have also a wide range of contacts outside of Albania, which can be with interest for other members. We bring the media angle, which is very important not only for us, but for all.
First its' widen our networkig, very important for AMI. Second, it helps us with knowing the best practices, but also challenges in other countries. Third, it creates an oportunity for us to share our experiences.