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Remzi Lani

Director, Albanian Media Institute

Remzi Lani

Director, Albanian Media Institute

Biography

Remzi Lani is the Executive Director of the Albanian Media Institute.  He has a long career in journalism: Zeri i Rinise (Tirana),  El Mundo (Madrid),  Zeri (Pristina)  etc. He is the author of  articles on Balkan affairs for different local and foreign papers and magazines such as: El Mundo Madrid, The Guardian London, Quimera Barcelona, The International Spectator Rome, Futuribili Trieste, Fokus Skopje, Vreme Belgrade, Osllobogjenie Sarajevo, Monitor Podgorica,  War Report London, Transition Prague, Transitions Brussels. Remzi Lani was the first President of the South East Network of Media Centers and Media Institutes, which brings together 15 Media institutes/centers from SEE. He is member of the Advisory Board of the Balkan Trust for Democracy, a member of the Steering Committee of GFMD (Global Forum for Media Development), a member of the Board of WAN (World Association of Newspapers). He has also been working as a media consultant in Yemen, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Botswana, Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina etc.  He has been a guest lecturer at Klagenfurt University (Austria), Otawa University  (Canada), Windhoek Politechnic (Namibia), etc. He is coauthor of the book My Albania: Ground Zero (New York, 1992) and Masters of Humanist Philosophy (Tirana, 2000 and 2010). Lani has collaborated  with Aspen Institute in Berlin, Istituto Affari Internationali in Rome, CESPI in Rome, the Center for International and Strategic  Studies in Washington, the Carter  Center in Atlanta, the Hellenic Foundation in Athens, CIDOB in Barcelona and the Bertelsmann Foundation in different projects on Balkan issues. He was also a founding member of the first human rights group in Albania, The Forum for Human Rights, in 1990.

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