Time for Truth: Review of the Work of the War Crimes Chamber of the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina 2005-2010

Time for Truth provides the first complete summary of all ongoing and closed cases at the Court of BiH and the Appellate Court from 2005 – 2010.

The publication presents information about indictees, brief descriptions of the criminal act(s) cited in the indictment or sentence, and profiles of those still at large.

Special attention was given to the wording of final verdicts issued by the court because the verdicts contain facts of historical value.

Languages: Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian (BCS) and English

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The Transparency of Judiciary and Responsibility of the Media: Report from the Regional Conference

This regional conference, organised by BIRN in September 2009, aimed at bridging the gap between the judiciary, local government and media representatives from the Balkan region.

The participants exchanged their views and experiences with regards to professional media reporting about war crimes, and mechanisms in place for dealing with such cases.

The report provides main conclusions and highlights of the conference.

Languages: Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian (BCS) and English.

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Download the report as a PDF file in BCS

Digging Deeper: A guide for investigative journalists in the Balkans

Digging Deeper is a textbook for investigative journalists and part of the curriculum of the BIRN Summer School of Investigative Reporting.

Digging Deeper is an output of BIRN’s Investigative Reporting Initiative, which is an educational programme that includes cooperation with international universities and local partners with the aim of putting Digging Deeper into commercial use as a curriculum for investigative reporting.

The book was written in cooperation with Sheila Coronel, director of the Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism and professor of professional practice at Columbia University, New York.

In the guide, journalists’ articles, coupled with interesting advice, skills, investigative stories, databases, case studies, exercises and tips and techniques, inspire readers to take up the challenge of a career in investigative journalism.

Digging Deeper showcases interesting investigative stories and individual journalistic successes, as well as providing an overview of investigative techniques. Listings of the various databases available in the Balkan region and tips for practitioners are also useful elements for journalists.

BIRN’s Digging Deeper is part of the curriculum of the BIRN Summer School of Investigative Reporting. BIRN has published two editionsof the book in English, and it has been translated into the languages of the Western Balkans- Serbian, Albanian and Macedonian.

Download the first chapter for free