Esiona Konomi

2022 IVLP Impact Award Project: Identify the LieAlbania

Esiona Konomi has 10 years of experience working as a reporter covering various political issues in Albania. Esiona has chronicled some of Albania's most significant developments over the past decade including Albania's steps toward membership in the European Union. Throughout her career, Esiona has also championed transparency and accountability of those in power through initiatives with other journalists. 

IVLP Impact Award Project: Identify the Lie

Esiona used techniques learned through her IVLP project to teach students how to identify fake news and misinformation. The project equipped students with tips and tricks used to identify dubious information. Identify the Lie reached 10 partner high schools and universities, engaging 20-30 students from each high school and 50 from each university. Through lectures, podcasts, booklets and talks with media experts, the project helped raise awareness related to fact finding and information analysis for hundreds of students. To access the project's podcast, follow this link: Spot the Lie!

IVLP Exchange Experience

Esiona was a participant of the IVLP Project Edward R. Murrow Program for Journalists - Media Responsibility in an Age of Disinformation, organized by the U.S. Department of State and FHI 360.

U.S. Communities Visited Virtually

Huntsville, AL; Washington, DC; Tampa, FL; Minneapolis, MN; Columbia, SC

"Although online and not in-person, participating in IVLP 2021 was a golden experience for me. Lectures by various American experts improved my ability to verify information, while discussions with journalists from around the world helped me develop an almost global view on fake news." - Esiona Konomi

Country: Albania

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