15 September 2007
Dialogue required on government-proposed amendment to law on non-profit organizations

14 September 2007
Activities on the draft-law on electoral reform

3 August 2007
Students and public life

20 July 2007
Debating the law regarding publishing and the copyright

11 July 2007
Debating some amendments of the law on the right for information

10 July 2007
Presentation of the project for a sharing budget

29 June 2007
Increasing the management capacity of the municipality and involvement of citizens in the decision-taking process

25 June 2007
Amendment proposal for the law 8503 regarding the right for information

21 June 2007
The employment of students graduated abroad in the public administration

30 May 2007
Dialog civil society - government aiming at the reduction of informality

11 May 2007
Second report on the activity of Albanian Parliament is published

4 April 2007
Memorandum of the farmers for exports complying European standards

29 March 2007
Monitoring of the parliamentary process of drafts law debating

28 March 2007
The civil society is in favor of the creation of a state committee against blood feud

16 March 2007
Monitoring of the migration strategy

26 February 2007
Signature of the Memorandum of Understanding

18-20 February 2007
Parallel counting of votes

13 February 2007
The Civil Society demands the relaxation of conflictuality of the election campaign

3 February 2007
Local elections 2007 online by the MJAFT Movement

30 January 2007
Seminar on “Improving public transportation in the region of Tirana”

23 Janauary 2007
Memorandum of civil society to protect its own constitutional rights

18 January 2007
Call of the civil society for a civilized election campaign

22 December 2007
Winners announced for the “Public-private partnership” contest

19 December 2006
Workshop "Albania's Interim Agreement with the EU and its effects on the Albanian Business"

1 December 2006
Debate of the civil society about
the new draft law concerning the State Police

21 November 2006
Presenting the findings of the survey “Albania and the EU – Perceptions and Realities”

18 November 2006
The Conference “Albania and Greece – Mutual perceptions”

6-10 November 2006
Seminar on the challenges of European Integration

3 November 2006
Debate about book policies in the countries of Western Balkans

3 November 2006
AUBG closes recruitment ceremony with fourth-grade students of high schools in Tirana

1 November 2006

Organization that builds school
wins case against Albanian government

14 October 2006
Standards in pre-university education


10 October 2006

Presentation of the monitoring report ivote.com - January-July 2006

16 September 2006

Historical turns and the return of memory
 
 
 
 
   
 

20 July 2007

The Association of the Albanian Publishers (SHBSH), the Albanian Group on the Human Rights (GSHDNJ) with the support of Soros Foundation, has organized a debating round table regarding the laws “Book publication in the Republic of Albania”, “The copyright and authors’ rights related to it” and some normative acts affiliated to the latter, or submitted for approval.

Important names of the public life, among which deputes from DP, SP, LSI parliamentary groups, ex-president of the Republic Rexhep Mejdani, the head of media parliamentary commission, the director of the Institute for Dialogue and Communication, well-known attorneys, journalists, native and alien translators, all of them have been attached to the problem formulated from editors and authors, regarding some authoritarian elements that are intrinsic to the actual policy of the Ministry of Culture.

The organizers are really disturbed for some decisions and dangerous actions aiming to centralize publications, creating ad hoc huge bureaucratic structures, whose intention is to strictly control from the state, all Albanian publications. Most typical signs of this authoritarian character have been some of the articles of the law no. 9691 “Book publication in the Republic of Albania”, where the right for publishing has become an exclusive competence of the Ministry of Culture.

On these premises, The Association of the Albanian Publishers and the Albanian Group on the Human Rights (GSHDNJ) proposed the amendment of some articles of the law on the book and the copyright, that not only challenge the constitutional right for the free editing and the freedom of expression, but also cause a great harm to the entire publishing community of our country.