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Albany Associates (International) Ltd.
Amman-Khalda – New English School St.
Opposite ABC Bank, Building # 58- Office #132,
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PO BOX 2074-00621
Albany Media Limited
7th Floor Flat No 1
T +249 (9) 12251641
94 Okoli O. Ekong Street
Off Mike Akhigbe Way
Abu Dhabi Office
twofour54 Media Zone
Park Rotana Building
Khalifa Park Campus
Abu Dhabi, UAE
Under the leadership of Albany directors, the Communications Regulatory Agency was established and became a model of a successful independent telecommunications and broadcast regulator. Albany also conceived and helped create a self-regulatory body for the printed press in Bosnia, the first of its kind in the region.
in 2015 Albany worked with the National Rada on Television and Radio Broadcasting of Ukraine (the "Rada") in Kiev during a masterclass on media regulation hosted by the OSCE’s Representative on Freedom of the Media.
Albany is contracted by the UNDP as part of a Consortium with BBC Media Action and Albany’s regular country partner IE Investor Services Ltd to conduct a multi-media public information campaign around the new Libyan constitution. The aim of the campaign is to raise awareness of the constitution drafting process, promote dialogue and participation in the process, build media capacity to facilitate this dialogue, and highlight the responsibilities which freedom brings.
Albany is chiefly responsible for developing the campaign strategy and implementation plan before overseeing a number of work streams which include the production of documentaries, TV and radio programmes and commercials, printed materials and journalist training.
Albany’s people oversaw the Media Advisory Board in 2000 and taught journalists and the general public about the rights and responsibilities that accompany freedom of expression. Albany has also assisted in the development of the Independent Media Commission’s regulatory policies.
In 2003, Albany established a legal framework for media policy in the post-Saddam era and a converged independent regulatory structure for broadcasting and telecommunications and assisted in setting up the country’s public service broadcaster. Albany continues to advise on Iraqi media policy with follow-up visits and consultations. In addition, Albany provided expert input into the UK Government’s strategic communications plan for Southern Iraq.
In 2011, Albany advised the Afghan government on broadcast policy and licensing process to move toward a licensing regime and regulatory framework that promotes new, diverse voices and complies with international standards. Albany also advised UNAMA on its communications plan to support the Afghan National Development Strategy.
Albany provided strategic communications support and advice on Human Security to the Lebanese Palestinian Dialogue Committee. The project foresaw the development of a bottom-up comprehensive strategic communications and public outreach plan aimed at supporting and improving the Government of Lebanon's work with the Palestinian refugee community living in Lebanon, resulting in the production of a refugee camp Security Plan.
In May 2013 Albany was funded by the United States Department of State to conduct a week-long workshop in Abuja, Nigeria on behalf of ECOWAS. The aim of the workshop was to brainstorm and develop a communications strategy in support of both the African Union mission into Mali, AFISMA, and the succeeding United Nation mission, MINUSMA.
Our team of communications professionals have been working and promoting peace and development in Sudan since 2006, and continue to do so today for a variety of clients, including the UN, the European and African Unions and the UK and US governments.
Albany is working with Internews Network towards promoting a freer and open media environment in South Sudan through improving the normative-legal-regulatory conditions and supporting media institutions in a number of ways over this three-year project.
Albany is assisting the Somali government to provide strategic communications effects to help stablilse the state and is advising on the media and telecommunications regulatory framework. Albany previously provided comprehensive communications support through a team of over 60 people to the African Union Mission to Somalia (AMISOM), and supported the Somali run radio station, Radio Bar Kulan.
Albany was contracted through PwC Kenya by the Directorate for Nairobi Metropolitan Development within the Ministry of Lands under a World Bank contract to develop a comprehensive multi-faceted Communications & Engagement Strategy to support the implementation of Nairobi’s ambitious infrastructure project.
Albany was hired to help the Media High Council of Rwanda in efforts to restructure its staff and to thrash out a new cooperative way of working with licensees and stakeholders for the improvement of the country’s media sector.
In the Democratic Republic of Congo, Albany are advising the newly formed communications regulator, reviewing and making recommendations on communications legislation and policy, and working to develop media law assistance and outreach capabilities of local civil society organisations.
Albany produced a National Communications Strategy for Sierra Leone in 2009, designed to support the development of a democratic culture in Sierra Leone that promotes good governance and the widest possible involvement of the people in decision-making processes.
Albany worked with the Telecommunications Regulatory Agency in the United Arab Emirates to develop a transparent and independent regulatory framework to serve as a model for the Middle East. This project included providing comments to a code applicable to Internet content and making recommendations on organisational changes necessary to incorporate content regulation into an already-existing regulatory authority.
Albany is contracted by UNESCO Jordan to conduct a capacity building project for Jordanian media professionals and stakeholders to enhance professional and accurate reporting during elections.
Albany staff deployed to Nigeria in December 2013 to conduct a communications workshop at the Nigerian National Defence College in Abuja. The aim of the workshop, sponsored by the Office of the National Security Advisor, was to provide communications training to the officers of the NDC and was focused specifically on the challenge of defeating the terrorist group Boko Haram in Northern Nigeria.
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.