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NGO
The Foundation "Regional Centre - the Eye of New Media" (SMR Foundation)
Gjirokastra, Gjirokastra

tel: +355 842 6 2099    fax: +355 842 6 2099
Areas / Sector of Interests
  • Human Rights
  • Civil Society Development
  • Local Development
  • Children
  • Women
  • Capacity Buidling
  • Enviroment and Forests
Executive Director
Ilir Gjini
email:smr_foundation@yahoo.com
Mission Statement
SMR Foundation is a recently created foundation (2007) which has in its focus to function as a Center of Media for youth aiming to give them the opportunity to get integrated and tapping wider access to mass media in order to amplify their voice and implementing their right of expression.
Short Description

Part of this foundation is the Video Bureau of Gjirokastra which has been a project initiated by UNICEF in 2001 to amplify the voice of young people and children and to promote their full participation in civic. This Video Bureau is sponsored by Dutch, Italian and Norwegian governments during 2001-2005 and it is consolidated through these years. Generations of young reporters have come out and a lot of them are working as TV reporters at local or national TV-s. A consolidated working group is functioning making TV reports for TROC TV Program at TVSH.
In cooperation with the Human Aid Hellenic Foundation it has implemented several social projects such as Support of the marginalized children; organization of huge social events bringing well-known foreign artists in Gjirokastra area, etc.
It has also implemented “Young Reporters Video Bureau of Gjirokastra” Project financed by US Embassy during October 2006- August 2007 and;
“Watch dogging the effectiveness of municipal budget to community needs” project financed by the Canadian Embassy, Rome through SDC Tirana, during September 15, 2008 – March 15, 2009.

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