Analysis of opportunities for CSO’s engagement through case studies in media - Albania

This analysis covers media content (online, printed and television) published in the period between May 2018 - February 2019. Good governance is defined by principles and indicators that have been already used in the ACTION SEE project developed as Regional Openness Index as well as by keywords and definitions of the principles of transparency, openness, accountability in good governance, responsibility and good governance, effectiveness, and efficiency used for this analysis:

Transparency

Transparency rests on the free flow of information. Processes, institutions, and information are directly accessible to the stakeholders. It provides sufficient information to allow stakeholders to understand and follow institutions and processes through participation in open administration initiatives. It is assumed that the public is regularly informed about all activities of the institutions, Government, agencies, courts, and spending of public money, and that information on public procurement and annexes to public procurement contracts is published regularly.

Openness
The right to access to public information is used effectively and efficiently, and citizens can access freely and partake in the public consultations as a process of inclusion and openness of institutions. 

Accountability in good governance 

Institutions and processes try to serve all stakeholders. Information available to the public is published in a way so that every citizen can access it, there is openness of data of public interest and regular publication of reports on the work of institutions.

 
Responsibility 
Integrity forms part of good governance viewed as good conduct within the working environment by implementing Codes of Ethics and professionalizing the civil servants, quality control of operations and good managing of institutions. The prevention of conflict of interest is part of each civil servant's/ functionary's integrity. 

Rule of law 

Legal frameworks ought to be fair and implemented unbiasedly.