This study focuses especially on the religious discourse carried out in the Albanian media. The object of this study has been the press and the online media, including news portals and websites, as well as social media. However, in cases of events of special importance, the monitoring was extended to several news programs in the main television stations. The empirical research and the monitoring of the media aimed at identifying and categorizing of the themes and subjects, and events reported in the media, as well as issues and problems related to this reporting. This study also carried out an analysis of media content to identify main lines and keywords of extremist religious discourse in the Albanian media.
The research was conducted by Albanian Media Institute with funding from Austrian Development Cooperation.