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Remzi Lani

Executive Director of the Albanian Media Institute

 

Remzi Lani

Remzi Lani is Executive Director of the Albanian Media Institute.  He has had a long carrier 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). Mr Lani was the first President of the South East Network of Media Centers and Media Institutes, which brings together 15 Media Institutes/Media Centers from SEE. He is a member of the Steering Committee of GFMD (the Global Forum for Media Development), a member of the Board of WAN (the World Association of Newspapers). He has also been working as a media consultant in Yemen, Mozambique, Zimbabve, Zambia, Namibia, South Africa, Zwaziland, Bostwana, Armenia, BiH etc.  He was a guest lecturer at Klagenfurt University (Austria), Otawa University  (Canada), Windhoek Politechnic (Namibia), etc. He is co-author of the books My Albania - Ground Zero (New York, 1992) and Masters of Humanist Philosophy (Tirana, 2000 and 2010). Mr Lani has collaborated with the Aspen Institute, Berlin, Istituto Affari Internationali, Rome, CESPI, Rome, the Center for International and Strategic Studies, Washington, the Carter  Center, Atlanta, the Hellenic Foundation, Athens, CIDOB, Barcelona and the Bertelsmann Foundation on different projects dealing with Balkan issues. Furthermore, he was a founding member of the first Human Rights Group in Albania: The Forum for Human Rights, 1990.