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. The idea of establishing an organisation such as LENS comes from the common interest of its founders in increasing use of technology, making use of the opportunities it offers and raising awareness on the detriments of its misuse.
Scope of work
Increasing transparency and accountability of government institutions, Protecting privacy rights, Promoting free and professional media, Enabling communities and individuals to exercise their rights through better access to information, Encouraging central and local authorities to address better the needs of community.
LENS’s mission is to contribute to the development of democracy and increase the quality of life through promoting use of modern technology, innovation and better access to information. LENS is committed to improve the access to affordable internet, assist community in using the technology for development and promotion of its rights and freedoms, ensure that government policies related to information and communication serve the best interests of people and not work against them and to empower the individuals, groups and organizations to use information and communication technology for building sustainable communities.