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Dr Gëzim Alpion

Media Interviews

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  • Addley, Esther. ‘Welcome to camp Tirana’. The Guardian. (London and Manchester, UK) 11 March 2003, p. 7. [Dr Alpion was quoted on the British government’s proposal to send asylum seekers arriving in the UK to Albania.]

  • Ahmed, Rashmee Z. (TNT) ‘Mother Teresa was used by India: says Author Dr Gëzim Alpion’. The Times of India. (Mumbai/Bombay, India) 16 October 2004; ‘Book questions the Mother miracle’. The Times of India. 17 October 2004. [The feature also appeared in several papers in Calcutta/Kolkata and across India.]

  • Arnot, Chris. ‘Work in progress: A new study goes back to Mother Teresa’s roots’. The Guardian (London and Manchester, UK) 1 November 2005, p. 12.

  • Grimley, Terry. ‘Struggling to make the club less exclusive.’ The Birmingham Post. (Birmingham, UK) 31 October 2001, p. 12.

  • Hamza, Isaac. ‘Mother Teresa: Saint or Spinner? – Study says late nun was very media-conscious’. Asian Times. (London, UK) No. 1112. 19 October 2004, p. 2.

  • Jackson, Richard. ‘New play lifts lid on refugee plight’. MetroNews. (Birmingham, UK) Issue 529. 23 August 2001, p. 25.

  • O’Loughlin, Damian. ‘Shamed by vouchers: Author highlights plight of refugees.’ The Birmingham News. (Birmingham, UK) 31 October 2002, pp. 18-19.

  • Sircar, Mabanita. ‘Author taint on Mother Teresa’. The Hindustan Times. (Delhi Edition) 17 October 2004. p. 6; ‘Mother Teresa was PR guru, says author’. The Hindustan Times, Asian Diaspora, UK Edition. 18 October 2004.

  • Williamson, Richard. ‘Fallen hero: how the clown prince of Albania got right up the nose of his greatest fans.’ Sunday Mercury. (Birmingham, UK) 9 September 2001, pp. 45, 46.


  • Doyle, Martha. ‘Hollywood’s portrayal of religion, especially of Hinduism’. BBC’s Religious Affairs Unit (London, UK) 21 March 2004.

  • Filaj-Ballvora, Vilma. ‘The impact of brain drain on Albania and Eastern Europe’. Deutsche Welle (DW) (Bonn, Germany) 13 May 2004.

  • Harris, Jeff. ‘Ron Atkinson’s “off-air” racist comment about Chelsea’s player Marcel Desailly on 20 April 2004’. SAGA 105.7fm (Birmingham, UK) 22 April 2004.

  • Hoxha, Radije. ‘Dr Alpion’s academic and literary career in Egypt and the United Kingdom’. Radio Kosova (Prishtina, Kosova) 14 January 2004.

  • Kutra, Artan. ‘Dr Alpion’s academic and writing career in the UK and his views on the “Brain Drain”’. Radio France Internationale (RFI) (Paris, France) 2 April 2003.

  • Kutra, Artan. ‘Dr Alpion’s publications on Mother Teresa in The Guardian and The Birmingham Post in September 2003’. Radio France Internationale (RFI) (Paris, France) 17 September 2003.


  • On 29 June 2005, Dr Alpion was interviewed by the Indian State Television Network (Doordarshan) (Calcutta/Kolkata, India) on his study on Mother Teresa. Interviewer: Professor Gaston Roberge; Director of programme: Jayanta Sarkar.

  • On 27 November 2004, Dr Alpion gave an interview in London, UK, to Showtime’s Penn & Teller Show (Los Angeles, USA) on his study on Mother Teresa’s relationship with the media.

  • On 30 October 2003, Dr Alpion was interviewed in Prishtina, Kosova, by RTV21 on his academic and literary career in the UK and his current research on media representations of Mother Teresa. Director of programme: Esad Dujaka.

  • On 30 October 2003, Dr Alpion was interviewed in Prishtina, Kosova, by Pranvera Munishi of KTV on his lecture on Mother Teresa at the University of Prishtina.

  • On 9 May 1999, Dr Alpion took part in the Jonathan Dimbleby programme, which was televised live on ITV from London, UK. He spoke, among other things, about the reasons why the 1999 war in Kosova should not be treated as a religious conflict.

  • In January 1992, Dr Alpion was interviewed in Cairo, Egypt, by the RTSH, (Albanian Radio-Television) about his research at the University of Cairo.