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AIS founder and activist wins the price for her unique transparent contribution through Open Corporates Albania.

Besjana Hysa, founder and activist of AIS organization promoting Open Data Albania was honoured with the “White Dove” award, a recognition in token of appreciation for figures who have contributed to the best public interest and beyond through courageous civic actions. The motivation for the prize was her unique contribution in enhancing transparency and accountability […]

Top Channel Chronicle for Shell Companies

Journalist: A significant part of the high value and long-term concessionary agreements in our country are awarded to shell companies, whose shareholders are not known, and which are registred in countries like the Netherlands. Aranita Brahaj: If we take a look at only 11 concessionary agreements, which are supported by the state budget, we will […]

AIS opposes the Anti-Defamation Legal Package: No Censorship without a Decision by the Civil Court

During January, AIS publicly opposed two draft laws proposed by the Albanian Government, as part of the Anti-Defamation legal package. The amendments proposed in the Law of Audio-Visual Media and Law for Electronic Communication, foresee that the enclosure and total censorship of portals registered in the Albanian and foreign virtual space can be ordered by non-court […]

ALSAI with an innovative tool, Data Mining software solutions useful for Transparency and Anti-Corruption

The Albanian Supreme Audit Institution (ALSAI) already disposes an innovative instrument, useful and transparent to highlight and present in a well-structured way the institution’s impact in the media and public. The data mining software solutions are considered an ICT innovation. Only in the last decade, these solutions have been applied initially by businesses, while nowdays from […]

Management of State-Owned Corporates during electoral periods, AIS starts monitoring this process for 2019 Elections

In the country, there are 220 companies owned by public institutions, municipalities or ministries. Their management and performance is of high importance, considering they are public assets, subsidized by public money and offer necessary utilities. In the 2017 elections, a considerable number of cases of electoral influence were reported involving state-owned companies’ assets. AIS has started working […]

AIS PROPOSALS ON THE DRAFT LAW “ON SOME ADDITIONS AND AMENDMENTS OF THE LAW “ON AUDIOVISUAL MEDIA IN THE REPUBLIC OF ALBANIA” AND LAW ” ON ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS IN THE REPUBLIC OF ALBANIA”

Brief introduction The Internet “enables people to have access to information and services, to connect and communicate, and to globally share ideas and knowledge. It provides the essential tools for participation and consideration in political activities and other public interest activities[1].” According to the European Court of Human Rights, the Internet is “an information and […]

AIS on the Media: The News Edition on a National TV, Top Channel reported on a Complaint made by AIS against Albania in the European Court of Human Rights.

The News Edition on a National TV, Top Channel, reported on 3 January 2019 on a Complaint made by a Non-Governmental Organization against Albania in the European Court of Human Rights. The Constitutional Court and the High Court in Albania are affected by the Vetting and are therefore not functioning. As a result, dozens of […]

AIS addresses the Court of Strasbourg, in the absence of a High Court and a Constitutional Court in the country asking for an adjudication of the merits of a case in a recourse process

Attached here the letter that AIS has sent to the European Court of Human Rights. The information below relates to the current situation created due to the non-functioning of the High Court and the Constitutional Court, and an earlier appeal to the Court of Strasbourg (AIS vs. Albania) in the European Court of Human Rights. […]