Besar Likmeta

Besar Likmeta is the editor for the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network, BIRN, in Albania.Since 2003 he has worked as a journalist for various print publications, electronic media and television

He started his career reporting for the Florida Times Union in Jacksonville, Florida.

He moved to Albania in 2005 where he has been a features editor for the Tirana Times, a world news editor for the 24 hour news channel, TV Ora News, and since 2007 as BIRN Albania editor.

He has also contributed stories to various publications such as The Christian Science Monitor, Global Post, Transitions Online and World Politics Review.

In 2009 Likmeta received the CEI/SEEMO Award for Outstanding Merits in Investigative Journalism and in 2010 was runner up to the Global Shining Light Award, presented at the Global Investigative Journalism Conference in Geneva.