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July 4, 2021

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Are you a student who wants to help combat corruption? Apply to be a part of the investigative journalism lab! Selected students who demonstrate passion and courage for independent, investigative journalism will participate in a mentoring program and write investigative stories on important issues in Albania. Cutting-edge equipment and journalism training will be provided by distinguished Albanian and American journalism professors, in Albania and in the United States.

To apply, please submit the following to PASTirana@state.gov by July 17, 2022

  • Please write an essay (300 words or less) on one of the following topics, in English:
    1. How can more responsible journalism help strengthen Albania’s democracy?
    2. Why is it important to have news media that are independent of the influence of government, political, and business interests?
  • Full name, DOB, Address, University, Year, Major, Phone number, Email
  • Any samples of your work (links to articles in blogs, newspapers, journalism projects, video/audio work).


In order to qualify for the program, the applicant must be:

  1. A resident of Albania
  2. Currently enrolled in an Albanian university in journalism, communications or a related field
  3. Able to write and communicate orally in English