Gjergj Erebara was born in 1979 in Tirana, Albania. He has been specialized in economic reporting and currently works as journalist in “Shqip” daily published in Tirana and BalkanInsight.com publication.
Previously, he worked as editor-in-chief of Gazeta Biznesi, focusing on business journalism.
He is membership of professional bodies such as Albanian Network for Investigative Reporting (Cofounder), Albanian Institute for Public Relations (Member of Board), and Development Solution Associates, a research center based in Tirana.
He has experience in diagnosing problems related to economy and development through interviews, data collection and elaboration, research and analysis; organizing events, press conferences and managing relations with media and NGO’s and; in presenting public issues in order to raise public awareness on different problems.
In 2008 he participated in the Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence program with article “Electricity Trade in Balkans, attempts and obstacles for liberalization.” He believes that the topic of his research, obstacles to creation of a common energy market, has great strategic importance for the Balkan region.
In the last two years he has conduct several investigations ranging from corruption in state institutions, large corporations and on privatization of publicly owned assets. Some of the investigations published: Energy Challenge Leaves Balkans Divided, Wind Farm Threatens Albanian Paradise, World Bank Demolished Albania Village.
During the last three years, he has been engaged in translating books in Albanian. He is currently following master course in Economic History in Lund University in Sweden.
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