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NGO
ALBANIAN SOCIAL MEDIA ASSOCIATION
Tirana, Tirana
Rr. "Gjike Kuqali", P.4/1, Sh.1, Ap.13
tel: +355 4 22 27 173 / +355 68 20 57214    fax: +355 4 22 27 173
Areas / Sector of Interests
  • Human Rights
  • Women
  • Information and Technology
  • Social services and Human development
Executive Director
Katjusha Pogaci
email:katjusha_pogaci@yahoo.com
Mission Statement
To sensitize through the media the public opinion for social problems and to assist people in need.
Short Description

 “Social Media” Association is registered with decision no.157 of Tirana District Court.
The Association operates in the field of media on regards to social problems and through it to aware for social services. It is focused on groups of risk, such as women, children, youth, elderly, especially in rural areas, as well as problems in the field of human rights, particularly women, in issues of gender equality, reproductive health, etc.
With its foundation this association has set its objectives to be realized during its activity, which are presented in its statute, from which we can mention the following:
- To support the development, prosperity and emancipation process of the social and cultural life in Albania.
- To bring changes in the social and cultural life through media.
- To create, analyze process and bring up ideas for the prosperity and social development in Albania.
- To make aware the public opinion for the social movements in favor of the unprivileged and in need groups.
- To make up and realize complex projects in the social and cultural media scopes.
Its initial activity has been mainly on institutional reinforcement and broadening it with membership from the other regions.
Since its foundation, it has developed several activities applying its own objectives and financed by different donors. The majority of them are implemented in the area of Gjirokastra. It is a national organization, but it has several branches in different regions with its centre in Gjirokastra town.
Brief description of the projects:
- “Inter-ethnic Relation”. Lazarat, Gjirokastra, 2002
The project aimed relations and neighborly cooperation between Greek and Albanian minority in Dropull of Gjirokastra.
- “Women self employment”. Six (6) villages of Cepo Municipality, Gjirokastra District, 2003
The project worked towards the empowerment and emancipation of rural women and enhancing of self employment.
- “Women in Media”. Tirana District, 2004
The project aimed to aware journalist women how to treat issues related to women on electronic media and newspapers.
- “The quality of social services”. Kërraba Municipality, Tirana District, 2005 and onwards
The project is focused on daily services to at-risk categories, women, elderly, youth and children.

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