Where We Work
Albany has been conducting master classes in broadcast and internet regulation for the Organisation for Security and Cooperation of Europe's Office for the Representative for Freedom of the Media (RFOM) since early 2012. Through these events, Albany has provided training for representatives of governments, media outlets and civil society from Turkey, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Mongolia and Turkmenistan. Albany's OSCE Masterclasses are interactive, scenario-based and take place at regional conferences for journalists, government officials and regulatory authorities who attend the conferences and are responsible for making decisions about media freedom in their respective countries.
Albany also contributes to OSCE's regional conferences through qualitative, interview-based research with conference delegates to gauge perceptions of change in media freedom in their countries under the work of the RFOM.
In addition to providing research and training, Albany helped OSCE RFOM commemorate their 15th Anniversary project, designing the concept and content for a Web site featuring the Office's reports, conferences and activities to promote media freedom across the region over the past 15 years. The online interactive space (rfom15.org) provided a forum for citizens to contribute their experiences, feedback and concerns about the role of the media in their countries.