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UET Centre is implementing the project “Improving Local Media Capacities to fight Religious Radicalism and Violent Extremism in Elbasan” on the framework of the project “CIVIL SOCIETY COUNTERING VIOLENT EXTREMISM” funded by the European Union and implemented by Albanian Helsinki Committee, Netherlands Helsinki Committee, The Norwegian Helsinki Committee, Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in Serbia and the Together for Life (TFL).

 

Overall objective: To contribute to countering and preventing the spread of violent extremism and radicalization in the remote areas of Albania through raising awareness at the local level, concretely in Elbasan region by supporting media as a key factor to increase dialogue with civil society; local authorities, involving community and youth on contributing to the prevention of violent extremism.

 

The project foresees meetings with local stakeholders including local government and religious institutions; TV debates and articles in newspapers to raise awareness for the subject; as well as training of journalists and other local media actors.

 

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