TCJE’s Reporting on Human Rights Project project aims to provide improved journalistic coverage on human rights in Albania by publishing in-depth articles and updates in Albanian and English through hands-on training of Albanian journalists.
Albania is covered in 90,000 tons of communist-era deadly asbestos – and there is little public awareness of the risks or proper tracking of the resulting deadly diseases, environmentalists say.
Asbestos-cement tiles were widely used in Albania before 1990.
As tourists looked for a Riviera-bound bus under Tirana's scorching August sun, dust rose from the mud ...more
Albanian government raises alarm, vows to act, as international study
finds hundreds of Albanian children are being exploited by parents and
other adults to work as street beggars and drug harvesters.
By MEGI LLUBANI*
A considerable number of street children in Albania are increasingly exploited by their parents and other adults and forced into begging or working illegally, according to ...more
Mired in poverty, many of Albania's rural children struggle for access to education
Nga BUJAR KAROSHI*
June 1 is around the corner, and Emrahi is happy that spring has come, so he can work and bring some income to his family. A 15-year-old boy from a small village in Albania's eastern Dibra region, 180 kilometers from Tirana, he ...more
Residents who were expropriated under communism in the Shkodra region say they are now among the poorest in society and demand compensation. Despite being officially compensated with 1 hectare of land in the mid-1990s, in most cases they haven’t received any compensation due to illegal settlers and construction and lack of rule of law to ...more
The Albanian LGBT community continues to face social stigma, despite a progressive legal framework and investments from the international community
By SASHENKA LLESHAJ / TCJE.org*
It rained heavily that weekend, but they rode their bikes on Albania’s main boulevard anyway, waiving the rainbow flag that has come to symbolize gay rights around the world.
Members of Albania’s ...more
Aiming to deal with rising death toll, Albania's government has proposed a series of measures to strengthen law enforcement.
Poor road network infrastructure, lack of law enforcement, unruly drivers and lack of proper education on road safety have made Albania’s roads some of the deadliest in the world.
The death toll in a single day earlier ...more
Violence against women has been an ugly feature in Albania for the past two decades.
Civil society representatives in Albania have called on the government to do more to address violence against women, which has plagued the country since the fall of communism.
The calls came as Albania marked the International Day Against Violence Toward Women ...more
After being forced out of their homes by a construction company, Roma families lived on a nearby sidewalk for weeks
Many Roma families had been living on a sidewalk for weeks in a Tirana neighborhood after being evicted from their homes by a construction company.
About 40 Roma families who were kicked out of a Tirana ...more
This project is partially financed by a grant of the Public Affairs Office of the U.S. Embassy in Tirana. Any views, findings, conclusions and recommendations expressed in the coverage are solely those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the State Department.
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