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Feet on the Brakes

When I first visited Albania in 2005 I had one overwhelming impression: ‘This country has a lot of potential.’  I saw, as others before and since have...

About the Albanian Human Rights Project (AHRP)

In January 2016, I was acquainted with a wonderful lady called Rose Dosti. She has been coming to Albania off and on since 1991. Almost immediately, after...

Rare video footage of Albania in 1978

These are some rare video footage in color of Albania as it was in the year 1978. I wish I could say that I remember it then,...

Why I choose to protest as a citizen of Tirana!

Yesterday I found myself working till late to finish daily chores. It’s not uncommon but yesterday I had good reason! I spent a couple of hours outside participating...

Visiting the mysterious ‘House of Leaves”!

I have been tempted to write about this particular ‘house’ before, but recently when I learned that it would be opened to the public, I rushed to...

The “Moving Albania” series by Belgian photographer Frederik Buyckx

These pictures were truly an exciting discovery for me. At first, they looked like they were taken years ago, but the sad reality is that they are...

Gjinar: Return of the “traditional” market

I’ve never been to Gjinar, a remote village near Elbasan. But my friends have and they recently wrote a report on this village and about how the...

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