helsinki3In the framework of UET Centre’s project “Improving Local Media Capacities to Fight Religious Radicalism and Violent Extremism in Elbasan” the 3rd TV program was recorded on 19 February 2018 at TV BEST in Elbasan, as part of the five TV debate programs titled "Media and Civic Society Against Violent Extremism".
The 3rd debate was attended by security and theology experts and discussion continued on the situation of violent extremism and religious radicalism in Albania, focusing mainly on the challenges faced by the stakeholders in Albania.
Special attention was given to the challenges of building a counter narrative towards extremism and the key role of media in this process.

These TV programs are broadcasted on Best Channel TV and are part of a project that aims to contribute to the fight and prevention of the spread of extremism and violent radicalism through awareness raising at grass roots, specifically in the Elbasan region, by supporting the media as a key factor for enhancing dialogue with civil society and community and youth awareness to contribute to the prevention of violent extremism.
This project is implemented by UET Centre and ICC (International Co-Operative Center) in the framework of the "Civil Society Countering Violent Extremism" project, funded by the European Union in Albania and implemented by the Albanian Helsinki Committee, the Norwegian Helsinki Committee, the Dutch Helsinki Committee, the Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in Serbia, and Together for Life, Albania.
The 3rd TV debate can be watched at