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Zvezdana Kovac: Encouraging, rather than toppling, one another

It would be great to hear the words ‘we were wrong’ without any irony; to open up a dialogue that isn’t falsified; to be united in values, while preserving different points of view. That is what we wish for in the New Year 2021, as well as, of course, good health and life without masks

2020-12-28T19:04:41+00:00December 28th, 2020|Columns|0 Comments

Amarildo Gutić: Public procurement and private deals

Political ‘elites’ and their preferred partner companies are mutual financiers, all due to omnipresent corruption within public procurement. On an annual basis, a third of the three billion mark fund is spent non-transparently, and the ‘well-oiled’ judiciary machine does not seem to consider this a problem worth tackling. This video is an investigative story on

2020-12-08T23:36:39+00:00December 8th, 2020|video en|0 Comments

Gentina Begolli Pustina: Investigative Journalism in Kosovo

Gentina Begolli Pustina is a multiple award winning journalist of the Kosovo National Television, and has headed the Kosovo Journalists’ Association since 2018. She discusses the presence of corruption and nepotism as topics of investigative journalism in Kosovan media.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzF-NVpv9EI

2020-12-08T23:36:11+00:00December 8th, 2020|video en|0 Comments

Milena Besic: Patterns and scale of discrimination in Montenegro

The past ten years have seen little change in the scale of discrimination in Montenegrin society. A third of Montenegrin citizens do not want to live in the same country as members of the LGBT population, and almost 43% do not consider LGBT individuals should hold the same rights as other citizens. Members of the

2020-12-09T15:44:38+00:00December 8th, 2020|video en|0 Comments

Planting trees on National Youth and Liberty Day

The 8th of December is celebrated as a national holiday of Youth and Liberty in Albania, as student anti-dictatorship protests began on that day in 1990. Tirana Mayor Erion Veliaj planted trees to commemorate this date, with the support of youth activists.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BoywnKO0bgo

2020-12-08T23:35:14+00:00December 8th, 2020|video en|0 Comments

Neighbourhood entrepreneurs

The Uzice Women’s Center was launched by a community textile recycling firm, and it is devoted to systemically fighting for bettering women’s position in society, especially those who are victims of violence. This video is part of a larger project, ‘Encouraging social and solidarity economy’ by the Coalition for Solidarity Economy Development, in cooperation with

2020-12-08T23:34:46+00:00December 8th, 2020|video en|0 Comments

Lutfi Dervishi, Tirana: The hunt for small fish

There will come a day in Albania when high officials who are involved in corruption scandals will be investigated, tried and convicted. But, that day is not in the near future, as long as in the net of justice only small fish is being hunted. Lutfi Dervishi In the 125 pages of the annual report

2020-12-09T15:50:59+00:00December 8th, 2020|Vicinities chronicles|0 Comments

Branko Cecen, Belgrade: Measuring corruption

When a country fakes a battle against corruption, that virus tends to mutate very quickly and has a high death rate. Branko Cecen Last year’s Krusik Scandal was a regional one. The honest whistleblower revealed a massive-scale corruption network, from the late Branko Stefanovic, father of then-Minister of Internal Affairs, to those at the very

2020-12-08T23:28:18+00:00December 8th, 2020|Vicinities chronicles|0 Comments

Stevo Muk, Podgorica: A single brother and seven million

An efficient battle against corruption was not possible without changes in political structures, but what we still don't know is whether political changes are enough for great acts of anti-corruption. Stevo Muk When one says 'corruption', many things spring to mind for citizens of Montenegro. I would highlight the 'Limenka' case as it is the

2020-12-08T23:27:55+00:00December 8th, 2020|Vicinities chronicles|0 Comments
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