New Horizon NGO is launching a new project that aims at fighting corruption through encouraging media channels that operate in Albanian language in Montenegro and civil society activists, to investigate and report corruption, educate the public about corruption and monitor the implementation of Public Administration Reform.

This project will help media representatives and CSO activists to strengthen their professional capacities through a specialized training program concerning government accountability issues, watchdog techniques in fighting against corruption, civic journalism, free access to information, techniques about investigative reporting, etc. 

Within this project we will announce an open call to the public for awarding investigative stories. This activity will encourage and promote civic and investigative journalism among the wide public and media channels that operate in Albanian language in Montenegro.

In the meantime, an educational campaign will circulate on different media channels. This campaign aims at promoting greater citizen participation in decision making process, mechanisms for combating corruption and proactive transparency.

Moreover, within this project, we will publish an information guide called “Citizen-oriented Public Administration” which will be distributed as a supplement to the newspaper “Koha Javore”.

As a final activity of this project, New Horizon will initiate a Help-Desk service to provide advices on how to use instruments relating to the Law on Free Access to Information and how to file requests for information, as well as guidance on options for appeals and litigation for requests that go unanswered.

Our media partner in this project is the newspaper “Koha Javore”; the only newspaper in Albanian language in Montenegro.

This project is funded by the U.S Department of State – Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) in scope of the Criminal Justice Civil Society Program (CJCSP).