Follow the Money – a series of workshops for journalists on capacity building for fact-based journalism
AIS, a non-governmental organization known as a promoter of Open Data in Albania, started a series of Round Tables, Workshops, and Forums on the topic ‘Follow the Money’. The events intend to present instruments and databases that ensure data and facts about public expenditures, procurement, contracts, and other processes related to money and governance. The purpose is to encourage discussion on fact-based journalism, investigative stories or citizens’ advocacy. The participants in the first roundtable were journalists and activists from Tirana and other municipalities in the country. AIS is supported by the Embassy of the Netherlands in Albania, under the MATRA program for civil society for Money, Government and Politics Project. This project addresses issues of abuse, corruption, and conflict of interest in the context of governance and politics in Albania.