KLARA BUDA

Klara Buda 2010 as cortezy of Fadil Berisha
Klara Buda as courtesy by Fadil Berisha

Klara Buda is a journalist, writer and director / producer.

She is the founder and President of the TV & Film Production Studio, Beratinus. In 2013 she founded the online Gazette KlaraBudaPost.com, whose mission is to promote the Press Freedom, Ethic Journalism and Cultural Diplomacy.

She was an Editor in Chief and Lecturer in Radio Journalism for Radio France Internationale, RFI in Paris and led the Albanian Department of this French Public Radio until its closure in 2010. Prior to that employment Ms. Buda worked consecutively for UNESCO and the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). She has led numerous trainings in journalism in South East European countries including Albania. In 2012 she was External Advisor on International Affairs and Medias to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Albania.

Ms. Buda is co-auteur and second signature of The fate of Kosovo common declaration on basic principles“, the petition of French Intellectuals to the French Government and to the International Community to stop ethnic cleaning and terror in Kosovo, in June 1998.

Since 2000, she is the founder and President of “Diagonale Franco–Albanaise, Art, Culture, Literature”, a non-profit organization to build bridges between two countries: Albania and France.

In 2013, she was awarded the price of « Francophone personality of the year» by the “Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie“ and MFA of Albania.

Klara Buda is a professional member of prestigious PEN America for free expression literature.

Ms. Buda is graduated in Advanced Studies, “Methods of History, Archaeology, and Art History” from École Pratique des Hautes Études (EPHE) at the Sorbonne in Paris, and earns a Master’s degree in Art History from (EPHE) at the Sorbonne University, Paris. In her native country Albania, she was graduated in Veterinary Medicine and conducted research in this field in UNCEIA, Maisons-Alfort, France, before changing her career direction to pursue her passion of literature.

Her University work in literature include between others: Thesis, A Literary Biography of Mitrush Kuteli, in French, http://bit.ly/NtYg0t and translation from Albanian to French the Mitrush Kuteli’s Novel, My County know how to drink Raki. Her novel, “Kloroform” received both critical and public acclaim and affirms the conviction that no system is able of completely erasing individual freedom and will.

Currently, Ms. Buda collaborates with different French newspapers as well as with the “Courrier des Balkans” and is the founder of the TV & Film Production Studio, Beratinus, Editor in Chief of online Gazette KlaraBudaPost.com, host and directed of the TV show Shqiperia si e Dua, which through portraits of prominent and successful characters analyze the Albanian complexity, the evolution of traditional rites and customs towards the transition years within and outside the borders. In 2015, she created and directed the TV Reality show Meet Your Eagle, whose mission is to connect Albanian descent all over the world.