Ministry of Defence

Center of Culture, Media and Publication of Defence

Mission
It fulfills the obligation of the Armed Forces to keep the citizens and members of the Albanian Armed Forces informed, helping to earn the trust of citizens in the Armed Forces in their operations in peacetime, conflict and war, educates the members of the Albanian Armed Forces with feelings of patriotism, civic virtue, values of freedom and democracy, and promotes the integration processes.

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Directorate of Public Relations and Information

DPRI’s  fundamental task is to realize in time and with transparency the  information of the general public about the activities of the Armed Forces and Ministry of Defence, through media and Internet products, in order to improve the image of the Armed Forces and promotion of their contribution for the country’s and community’s benefit.

DPRI mission and tasks performed by its organizational structure are:
- Sector of Information, Public Relations & Media
- Sector of Web, Online Media & Social Media
- Multimedia & Project Sector
- Audiovisual Technical Support Sector

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Directorate of Publications

Publications Directorate has the duty to publish periodicals of the Armed Forces and to prepare and publish annual series of publications in the field of defence and security. This directorate cooperates with its NATO counterparts, publishes materials on Armed Forces operations in peace, conflict or war time, and the AF commitment in cases of civil emergencies. It implements the Publications Platform adopted by the Minister of Defence. It publishes and reflects the policies of national defence and security of Republic of Albania and as well as AF contribution and achievements in serving the country. Criticizes the deficiencies found during the various field observations, promotes the participation of strategic and sectional experts in the “debate” on key issues, develop the necessary topics to realise the technical-professional updating of AAF, enhances within the military a greater recognition of initiatives and ongoing activities in different sectors. A special importance is given to topics that stimulate interest and involvement of young people with safety and security topics. It amplifies the knowledge on “military reality” outside the world of people in uniform.

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The Directorate of the Community Relations and Activities

The Directorate of the Community Relations and Activities creates and realizes activities of artistic and cultural nature within the Armed Forces and the community within and outside the structures of the Ministry of Defence. This realization is performed via the production of ideas, drafting projects and programs with a cultural, artistic and formative nature within the structures of the Ministry of Defence, organization of the public events in cooperation with the Wind Orchestra of the Armed Forces. It also responds and collaborates with partners outside the structures of the Ministry of Defence for major state activities regarding dates and historical events associated with Ministry of Defence Another important aspect of this department is the realization of the recreating educational activities, for children, youngsters, consorts and member of the family that are on mission abroad and those who work in Albania.

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Directorate of Sports Activities

The Sports Activities Directorate has the duty to organize and manage in cooperation with the General Staff sports activities, competitions, etc, in the Armed Forces, to develop and train teams of military representatives, in national and international activities with active personnel, children and their families. This directorate determines the priorities of sports disciplines, with priority on those disciplines that are applicable in the army. It also designs and conducts training programs of the representative teams and elite individuals, and develops training with sports specialists and trainers of the Armed Forces, for their professional development. It prepares lectures for military education institutions and organizes sports activities with central and local institutions and beyond. It collaborates and coordinates work with the Albanian Olympic Committee, sports federations and Ministry of Culture, Youth, Sport and Tourism. It propagates and informs through the electronic press media on the activities and sports results in the army, organizes and directs camps, excursions, marches of a cultural and sportive character, as well as trainings and grouped seminars in the country and abroad.

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Contact

Address: Bulevardi "Zhan d'Ark", Tiranë
Tel: +355 42 271 135
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EVENTS & ANALYSIS

Defence Minister Kodheli official visit to Greece, 14-15 January 2014 14-15 January 2014Defence Minister Mrs. Mimi Kodheli held on January 14-15 a two-day official visit to Athens, with the invitation of the Minister of Defence of Greece...
Minister Kodheli at the Comprehensive Regional Ministerial held in Slovenia October 2013The Ministerial included two meetings: US-Adriatic Charter (A5) Ministerial, and SEDM Defence Ministerial...
"Strategic Vision" June 2013Latest magazine "Strategic Vision" issued by the National Centre of Security and Defence...
Strategic Defence Review document 11 April 2013 The Council of Ministers of the Republic of Albania approved the Strategic Defence Review document...
Defence Directive 2013 15 January 2013 This directive is the foundation where the plans, working programs and activities of all structures of the MoD of the AF will rely
on...
Defence Ministers make progress on cyber protection 04 June 2013NATO Defence Ministers agreed that the Alliance’s cyber-defence capability should be fully operational by the autumn...
The Albanian Experience in Demilitarization of Excess Ammunition 15 May 20132,300 tons were demilitarized until September 2009, at the end of the year 6,500 tons, while in 2010 were demilitarized 20,600 tons...
Albania-US Relations: A Pillar of Stability in an Increasingly Uncertain World 30 June 2012By Ian J. BrzezinskiWashington - It is in times of uncertainty that partnerships are both most tested and most important...
NATO Chicago summit meets its goals 21 may 2012“We came to Chicago with three goals. And we have met them...
NATO delivers at Chicago Summit 20 may 2012Rasmunssen: "Today, we approved a robust package of more than 20 multinational projects, to provide the capabilities we need, at a price we can afford"...
NATO declares interim missile defence capability 20 may 2012Rasmunssen:“Our system will link together missile defence assets from different Allies – satellites, ships, radars and interceptors – under NATO command and control...
NATO Defence Ministers endorse concept for new post-2014 mission in Afghanistan 05 June 2013NATO Defence Ministers on Wednesday endorsed the detailed concept for the new NATO-led mission...
NATO in 2020 13 april 2012 NATO's Secretary General, Mr. Anders Fogh Rasmussen sets out his vision...  
“Smart Defence - An innovative approach to security challenges” 27 April 2012“Smart Defence” is a new way of thinking about generating the defence capabilities we need for the year 2020 and beyond...
“Smart Defense” A Smart Approach for the Balkan Region 18 march 2012 Rasmussen: “I know that in an age of austerity, we cannot spend more. But neither should we spend less. So the answer is to spend better...”
NATO, ‘Soft Power' and Social Media 23 march 2012 For those wanting to use soft power in foreign policy, social media offer intriguing ways to deliver messages to publics that may have been inaccessible in the past...
NATO Air Headquarters Ramstein passes missile defence test 04-05 april 2012 The operational headquarters for NATO's future territorial ballistic missile defence capability passed a significant technical test on 4-5 April...
Join the Armed Forces 25 July 2013 Criteria and documentations to become a professional soldier...
Military Review December 2013 Latest issue of "Military Review" magazine, in English language...
Moving Forward To End Violence Against Women 08 July 2013 --by Lakshmi Puri, Acting Head of UN Women and Assistant Secretary-General...
Two approaches towards “operational capability” – Bring them as closer as possible June 2012Strategic Defence Review (SDR) in Albania has already reached the stage, when lining-up and linking...

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