One o’clock in the morning, after a very long day, I’m sitting at the computer trying to think of the message we should be sending out, after court today. When thinking about truth and history, I reach for George Orwell, and find:
“In a time of deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”
The first thing to make very … Read the rest
30 October 2017, Tirana Albania
Lawsuit over Hydropower in Valbona Valley National Park
12th Hearing Continues Judicial Arguments
High Number of Local Plaintiffs Attend and Speak Out
13th Hearing to be held 1 November, 15:00
The twelfth hearing in “27 inhabitants and NGO TOKA vs. Albanian Ministries” took place on 27 October at 10:00 am in the Tirana … Read the rest
We inform you that “IKMT” has departed from life, death being due to advanced inactivity. Therefore we gather together lighting a candle in front of this institution.
The purpose of the protest is to draw attention to the failure of IKMT to halt the work of Hydropower Construction on the Valbona River.
FRIDAY, 27 OCTOBER 2017 from 13:00
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This video was shot and edited on 20 October 2017, and shows not only images of the massive damage being done by the hydropower development, but highlights the message of local people.
Text of the Video in English:
- Article 6
Large areas of unique national and international value, the majority area of which are natural ecosystems minimally influenced
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Reprinted from Mjedisi.al
Valbona: Ligji dhe Spekullimi, by Lavdosh Ferruni (translated by Magdalen Ulyatt)
Valbona residents who are suing the government and the company building a Hydropower (HP) in Valbona have come out in force in Tirana. On Tuesday, 10 October, at the 11th hearing in the case they spoke to media, calling attention to … Read the rest
September 12, 2017
The ninth hearing in “27 inhabitants and NGO TOKA vs. Albanian Ministries” took place on Monday, 11 September at 14:00 in the Tirana Administrative Court of First Instance on Rruga Don Bosko. This was the first hearing after the summer break for courts, and was to have been the first “Judicial Hearing,” at which we … Read the rest
This was actually an interview we did as a favor, for a graduating journalism student for the area – glad to see his article is getting picked up and spread!