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ALBANIAN MEDIA INSTITUTE

National Network: 
Albania
Address: 
ALBANIAN MEDIA INSTITUTE
RRUGA GJIN BUE SHPATA, NR 8
1019 TIRANA
Albania
Telephone: 
+355 42 22 98 00
Fax: 
+355 42 22 98 00
Mobile Phone: 
+355 68 20 23 952
Organisation Type: 
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment: 
1996
Fields of Activity: 
General Information: 

The Albanian Media Institute (AMI) is the main organization of media development and media freedom in Albania. AMI was established at the start of 1996, thanks to the grant provided by DANIDA and the assistance of the Danish School of Journalism. Now AMI is one of the main actors of civil society in Albania and one of most important media development institutions in the Balkan region. AMI was established based on an agreement between the two largest journalist associations and is open to all journalists in the country. AMI has a professional staff of 7 people (director, researcher, project coordinators, IT expert, financial manager. On the other hand, AMI has the appropriate premises and necessary equipment for implementing its projects.Each year AMI implements between 15-20 projects.For more information on our projects you can refer to www.institutemedia.org. Our annual budgets is between 300,000-400,000 Euros. AMI's activities are focused on training, media research and monitoring, media policy actions, publications etc. AMI's donors are European Union (EU), Soros Foundation, UNESCO, American Embassy in Tirana, Council of Europe (CoE), British Embassy in Tirana, IFEX, IREX, Friedrich Ebert Foundation, Konrad Adenauer Foundation-Media Program, Norwegian Embassy etc. AMI is today member of several international organizations, such as IFEX, EJTA, World Association of Newspapers, Reporting Diversity Network, Global Forum for Media Development, SEENPM, SEEMO etc.

Mission and Objectives: 

The mission of AMI is: -to become a training center for the journalists of Albania; -to co-ordinate 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; -to participate in the legislative processes in the field of media.

Main Projects / Activities: 

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

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?: 

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.

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?: 

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.

Contact (1) Full Name: 
Remzi Lani
Job Title: 
Executive Director
Head of the organisation: 
REMZI LANI
Contact (2) Full Name: 
Ilda Londo
Job Title: 
Project Coordinator