Programmes

Corrupting the Birthrates

Serbia
January – April 2019
BIRN Serbia A new law on financial support to families with children (which was adopted in 2017 and came into force in 2018) has been creating confusion among citizens of Serbia.

Strengthening Quality News and Independent Journalism in the Western Balkans and Turkey

Western Balkans, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey
2019-2021
BIRN Hub The overall objective of the project is to provide structural support to media freedom and media integrity in the Western Balkans and Turkey.

Accurate and Ethical Reporting in Online and Televised Journalism

Kosovo
02 May 2018 to 30 April 2019
BIRN Kosovo Through this project, BIRN Kosovo aims to empower young journalists and lawyers in Kosovo, through capacity-building training courses on accuracy and ethical reporting, access to public documents, and the consequences of inaccurate reporting, among other subjects.

Empowering Women to Seek Their Inheritance Rights

Kosovo
April 18, 2018 – April 17, 2019
BIRN Kosovo The project aims to educate, raise awareness and empower women about their property rights. Through TV, online publishing and social media, BIRN will reach out to women and men of all ages and ethnic backgrounds throughout Kosovo.

Contributing to Strengthening Independent, Investigative and Publicly Beneficial Journalism and Freedom of Expression in Kosovo

Kosovo
1 Jan 2018 to 31 Aug 2020
BIRN Kosovo Through the project Support to Civil Society and Media Initiatives, financed by the European Union Office in Kosovo, the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network, BIRN Kosovo and the Association of Journalists of Kosovo, AJK, have teamed up for a project that aims to target and assist journalists and media houses/organisations to improve their investigative and analytical skills as well as increase efficiency, transparency and the accountability of the media regulatory bodies.

Investigative Journalism in Higher Education

Kosovo
12-Jun-2018 to 31-Jan-2019
BIRN Kosovo This project aims to strengthen investigative journalism in the higher education sector in Kosovo, in order to increase accountability and reduce irregularities within the education system.

Technical Assistance to Public Service Media in the Western Balkans

Western Balkans
2018-2020
BIRN Hub The purpose of the Technical Assistance programme is to support the national public service media (PSM) of the Western Balkans in the development of long-term reform strategies for better management, accountability and financial sustainability.

Resonant Voices Initiative

Western Balkans, European Union
2018-2020
BIRN Hub Resonant Voices Initiative (RVI) is a network of journalists, activists, and community leaders who challenge dangerous messages online, map online radicalisation trends, and provides training, mentoring, and technical support to counternarrative campaigns.

Moldova – Romania: A Network of Stories

Bucharest (Romania)
August 2018 – May 2019
BIRN Romania The project aims to foster mutual understanding among people from Moldova and Romania by creating a network of human interest stories (print and audio) related to what does it mean to be a Moldovan citizen today in relation with a Romanian one, in an era of geopolitical tensions and radical social change.

Public Money for Public Interest – Measuring Index of Transparency of Public Money in the Media

Belgrade and 10 cities and municipalities in Serbia
June 2018 – May 2019
BIRN Serbia Through this project, BIRN will encourage the participation of civil society in the process of increasing transparency of public spending for media.

Under the Spotlight: Criminal Justice in Serbia

Belgrade, Serbia
July 2018 - June 2019
BIRN Serbia Promotion of judicial transparency and accountability through investigative reporting.

Digital Media Action

Belgrade, Serbia
July 2018 - March 2020
BIRN Serbia The overall objective is to reinforce the role of media in democratic processes in Serbia by enhancing the reach and impact of quality, public-interest oriented journalism that strives to make government more accountable to citizens

Media Investigations: Stop to READ (Regional Environmental Acts of Devastation)

Montenegro
March 2018 – April 2019
BIRN Hub The project aims to strengthen investigative reporting in Montenegro, which is being implemented by BIRN, CIN Montenegro and Monitor magazine. The project was funded by the EU Delegation in Podgorica.

Balkan Transitional Justice Initiative

Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia
2011-2020
BIRN Hub The programme focuses on building the capacities of local media and civil society in order to promote reconciliation and intercultural dialogue.

RULE OF LAW – DISCLOSED: Monitoring organised crime, corruption and terrorism cases at the Court of BiH

Bosnia and Herzegovina
2015 - Present
BIRN BiH The programme is dedicated to monitoring and reporting on cases of organised crime, corruption and terrorism.

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