I have worked for different radio stations, TV channels and online media outlets, mainly dealing with news. Now based in Tirana, Albania, covering the Balkans. Previously based in Beijing covering China and Asia affairs.
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Last month Global Voices looked at preparations for an unusual tourist season in Albania. Now it is underway, with mixed results.
Albania's tourism minister believes the season can be saved, but it will be a very different kind of season.
While the November 26 quake left 51 dead and thousands homeless, affected cities are fully decorated for New Year celebrations.
As search and rescue operations end, Albania is taking stock of the effects of the catastrophic earthquake that struck the country on November 26.
Global Voices spoke with Redi Muçi, an engineer who witnessed the aftermath in Durres.
The app connects survivors of domestic violence to important resources, including shelters, police, and support groups.
"This is the biggest mistake that the EU has made over these years, Albania is a reforming country who more than ever needed this decision to be positive."
Both Western Balkan countries were hopeful for a positive outcome from the EU foreign ministers' meeting on June 18.
"I feel like a normal person again. I have been sentenced 3 years in prison and everything was hard, but now you are helping me to see a hopeful life."
North Macedonia’s first pride parade is yet another testament to the country's recent political transition. Homophobic violence was markedly tolerated by the previous government.
Among the participants at the Venice Biennale are the Western Balkan countries, which see it as an excellent opportunity to showcase the art and promote their artists, beyond their borders.
Authorities have stated that the signs violated legislation regulating the order, size, and font in which Albanian and minority languages should be displayed.
A wave of protests has gripped Albania only months before the European Council is due to announce whether or not it'll open accession talks.