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BIRN BiH Widens Focus, Addresses New Challenges

In its 11th year, the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network Bosnia and Herzegovina (BIRN BiH) began reporting on corruption, organised crime and terrorism, while maintaining a leading role in monitoring war crimes and the judiciary.

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Young Danish Journalists Visit BIRN BiH

Journalists and students who work with Danish daily newspaper Politiken visited BIRN BiH in Sarajevo. 

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Sarajevo Students Visit State Court with BIRN BiH

Students studying at the Faculty of Political Sciences in Sarajevo attended a war-crime trial at the state court with journalists from the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network Bosnia and Herzegovina (BIRN BiH).

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BIRN Joins Countering Violent Extremism Panel

Balkan Investigative Reporting Network Bosnia and Herzegovina (BIRN BiH) editor Denis Dzidic took part in a panel discussion on methods of countering violent extremism online.

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BIRN’s Kosovo War Film Screened at Sarajevo University

Sarajevo University’s law and political sciences faculties screened BIRN’s documentary ‘The Unidentified’, about the Serbian fighters responsible for some of the worst atrocities of the Kosovo war in 1999.

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BIRN Presents War Stories at Sarajevo Film Festival

The first ‘True Stories Market’ aimed at film and TV professionals at the Sarajevo Film Festival included three stories from BIRN relating to Bosnia and Herzegovina’s wartime past.

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BIRN Bosnia Becomes Sarajevo Film Festival Partner

The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network Bosnia and Herzegovina (BIRN BiH) will participate as a partner in the “Facing the Past” at this year’s Sarajevo Film Festival.

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BIRN BiH Joins European Integration Monitoring Initiative

The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network Bosnia and Herzegovina (BIRN BiH) has joined the Initiative for Monitoring the European Integration of Bosnia and Herzegovina, which is intended to help develop the democratic process and the rule of law. 

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BIRN BiH Presents Terror, Corruption Case Analysis

BIRN Bosnia and Herzegovina presented an analysis of terrorism, corruption and organised crime courts cases, as well as launching its new web portal detektor.ba.

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BIRN BiH Joins Panel at Sarajevo’s WARM Festival

BIRN Bosnia and Herzegovina participated in a panel discussion about survivors of sexual violence during wartime at the WARM Festival in Sarajevo.

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BIRN BiH Story on Arabs Marrying Bosnian Women Stirs Region

A story by BIRN BiH journalist Albina Sorguc on the unexplored phenomenon of Bosnian women marrying Arab men who already had wives - mostly from Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt and Libya - echoed throughout the entire region, causing much interest and drawing reactions from the media and general public http://www.justice-report.com/en/articles/arabs-marry-bosnian-women-to-establish-parallel-families.   

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BIRN Regional Board Meeting Held in Skopje

Directors, board members, partners and donors of the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network, BIRN, met in the Macedonian capital Skopje on June 18-20 for the network’s latest regional Board meeting.

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BIRN BiH Journalists Coached on Role of Publicity in Court

Session led by Vasvija Vidovic focused on importance of publicity and transparency - as the only way for the public to keep an eye on the judiciary. 

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BIRN Bosnia Journalists Get New Media Training

BIRN Bosnia and Herzegovina’s journalists have attended training sessions on new technologies, social networks, video editing, online analytical systems and investigative journalism in recent months.

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BIRN BiH Reporters Cover Karadzic Verdict in The Hague

The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network in Bosnia and Herzegovina sent two of its journalists to cover Radovan Karadzic’s verdict from The Hague in March with the support of the OSCE mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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