LENS is an independent, nonpartisan and non-profit organization based in Pristina, Kosovo. It is founded on 20 May 2010 by communication and information technology experts, human rights activists and open society enthusiasts. www.ngolens.org
LENS is committed to enable communities and individuals to exercise their rights through better access to information, increase transparency and accountability of government institutions, protect privacy rights, promote free and professional media and encourage central and local authorities to address better the needs of community.
Achievements and expertise
Lens has published several reports, in cooperation with partner NGOs and international organizations on media environment in Kosovo, with special emphasis on use of hate speech, ethnic and religious intolerance. Together with local partners Lens has developed several web-based platforms such as kallxo.com for reporting crime and corruption and most recently e-konsulta.net that serves for dialogue between civil society and state institutions. Lens promotes privacy as human right and has organized several activities that tackle this issue, as well as reviewed legislation on personal data protection.
Lens has worked closely in building capacities of local NGOs and promoting increased use of ICT as a tool to assist them in their operational work.
Cooperation on national/local level
Lens has built successful partnerships with local and central governmental institutions as well as with other NGOs.
Lens operates and maintains with a searchable and sortable database of all registered Kosovo NGOs e-konsulta.net which enables and promotes networking among local organizations.
Lens is member of the national council for consumer protection and part of a local initiative which promotes ICT careers for women.
If you wish to stay informed you can follow our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ngolens and our twitter profile: @ngolens (https://twitter.com/ngolens).
If you are an NGO you can also become part of our facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/231873723687267/ to follow recent developments and stay in touch with other organizations.
Contact person: Bardha Ahmeti