Faktoje is the first fact-checking service in Albania. Its staff consists in experienced journalists and the Managing Director. They are taking on a lot of responsibilities and above all, are trying to be innovative in Albanian Media market. They are professional journalists, who know well the journalistic principles and ethics. Their aim is to not harm anyone and furthermore to not violate the rights and freedoms of anyone, but to be true and up-to-date in their work, transparent in their mission and above all impartial.
Klodiana Kapo joined the “Faktoje” team in the position of Managing Director. She comes in this position after a 3-year long experience as Manager of Public Relations and Communication in the children’s International Organization, World Vision, where she was recently awarded with the “Global Brand Award”. Mrs. Kapo joins “Faktoje” after a 16-year long career in the most prominent media in the country, where she mainly reported social issues, more specifically education and the education system, health, youth development, etc. In her career, Mrs. Kapo worked as a journalist for Top Channel (where she produced dozens of documentaries and personal stories). She had her own weekly column in the newspaper “Shqip” and worked as an Editor in Chief for the Albanian Public Broadcaster. Klodiana counts a series of successful awareness campaigns for non governmental organizations, local and international, and is also co-author in two books.
Editor in Chief
Viola Keta is graduated from the Journalism Department in the University of Tirana. She began her career as a journalist in “Koha TV” in 1999, after volunteering in several projects to assist Kosovo migrants during Kosovo War Crisis. In the beginning of her career she covered social issues and later on, court and crime reporting. She has participated in many trainings outside Albania, one of them was in US, Boston and WBUR 65 in Boston and Massachusetts Federal Courts. During 2000-2004 she covered important judicial cases, such as the murder of MP, Azem Hajdari, the “Cocaine” gang trial, the investigation about the tragic death of 22 Albanian migrants near Vlora. During 2013 she worked in the OSCE-ODHIR Media Monitoring Office. From 2007 until 2019 she had the role of the editor at Top News TV.
Aimona Vogli has been working as an Editorial Manager for Faktoje.al since June 2021. She joined the Faktoje team after 13 years of experience in the media sector: Television, press and digital, and also after 3 years of experience in the areas of communications and PR for the civil society. Aimona started her career in 2005 as a journalist at Gazeta Shqiptare where she also covered social issues in her articles. From 2010, she was part of the national television TV Klan, where she worked as a journalist for several TV programs and then as chief editor for the evening programme “Rudina”, with Rudian Magjistari. For two consecutive editions (2015 and 2016), Aimona was journalist for press relationship for the International Opera Festival “Marie Kraja”.
Ilda Hoxha (Koçi) has been a Faktoje journalist since September 2021. She completed her studies Bachelor’s level for “Journalism and Communication Sciences” at the “University of Tirana” and her master level in the direction of “Media Marketing” “. She worked as a journalist in “Top Albania Radio” in the period January 2013-December 2014. She worked as a journalist in “Gazeta Shqip” in print for social issues in the period December 2014-July 2016. In the period February 2015-August 2017 she worked for “Votra Magazine”, where he covered the marketing part, but also the writing of cultural and promotional articles for Albania. She worked as an editor at “Gazeta Shqip Online” in the period July 2016-until May 19, 2021. In the period June-August 2021 she worked as a journalist in the show “Pushime On Top” on Top Channel.
Esmeralda Topi joined Faktoje team on September, 2022. She graduated from the Faculty of Journalism, University of Tirana at the “Bachelor” level (2009) and completed her studies at the same faculty at the “Master of Science” level for “Public Relations” (2012). Esmeralda has reported on economic topics for more than 10 years in various media, mainly TV channels. Her beginnings were on the Tring Digital Platform, as part of the 7News Channel, where she covered reports on social and economic issues. In March 2013, Esmeralda joined Agon Channel TV where she worked as a journalist and news anchor, while from September 2015 she was part of the RTSH newsroom as an economic journalist, news anchor and staff member of “Përballë” show under the moderation and authorship of Lutfi Dervishi.
Barbara Halla is a researcher and writer focusing on disinformation in Albania and the Western Balkans. Prior to joining Faktoje, she served as Managing Editor for the English page of Exit News. Her writing has appeared on Euractiv, Respublica, Europe Now, and World Literature Today. Since 2017, she has also been part of the editorial board of Asymptote, an international literary journal focusing on literature in English translation, where she currently serves as its Criticism Editor. Barbara has also collaborated with Cultural Heritage Without Borders to establish a memorial house for Musine Kokalari, and has written about the cultural roots of sexual violence in Albania for Politikja, an academic journal. She has a degree in History from Harvard and has lived and worked in Tirana, Cambridge, and Paris.
Patris Pustina has worked as a staff writer for Exit News’ English site. She co-produced “Me Pak Fjalë” on Euronews Albania, and also worked as a data journalist at the same TV station. She holds a History degree from Brown University.
Jona Plumbi is a journalist with 9 years of experience in visual and written media. Graduated in political science at the bachelor’s level, she completed a master of science on Regional Politics of Southeast Europe at the University of Tirana, where she was also part of the network of excellent students (NES). During her career, Jona has worked in various fields of public communication, as a field reporter on current political issues for “ABC News”, news editor for “Euronews Albania” as well as a communication expert for senior officials such as the President of the American Chamber of Commerce.