News and Events


Krypomëter Explained at University of Prishtina

April 4th saw the first public lecture on fact checking at the University of Prishtina’s Faculty of Philology, Department of Journalism, concerning the “Krypometër’’ tool created by 


Fact-checking Day Honoured at University of AAB

On April 5th, in honour of international fact-checking week, the team in cooperation with University of AAB’s Department of Mass Communications in Pristina, held a lecture at the university.

BIRN Chats with Student Participants in “Dialogue Across Borders”

On March 10th, 2017, BIRN hosted a group of students, primarily studying political science, who were participating in a workshop organized by “Dialogue Across Borders: Overcoming Borders through European Integration.” The project specifically aims to facilitate dialogue between Kosovo and Serbia, while assisting in the normalization of relations between the two.


International Fact Checking Day celebrated in Kosovo

BIRN Kosovo marked April 2, the International Fact-Checking Day, which saw fact-checking organisations across the world celebrating under the motto "Do not let them fool you: Facts are important".


BIRN Kosovo holds a discussion between British Ambassador and Law students

At the Faculty of Law in Prishtina, British Ambassador to Kosovo, Ruairi O’Connell discussed the current state of affairs and justice in Kosovo with future lawyers and judges.


New Investigative Journalism Project Launched

The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network, BIRN, is carrying out a three-year investigative journalism programme thanks to support from the Austrian Development Agency, ADA. BIRN Kosovo director Jeta Xharra and Gunther Zimmer, ADA’s Kosovo director, signed an agreement in Pristina this week, marking the start of the project.


Cooperation between Journalists from the South and the North on Issues and Problems Concerning the Communities

On January 25th, 2017, another debate as part of the “Strengthening multi-ethnic dialogue among journalists in Kosovo” project was organized in the municipality of Gjilan. It gathered 34 journalists and editors from Albanian and Serbian media organizations that operate in Kosovo. 


“Strengthening multi-ethnic dialogue among journalists in Kosovo” Final Conference

On February 21st, 2017, a final conference was organized in Prishtina in order to reflect on the work and results of the “Strengthening multi-ethnic dialogue among journalists in Kosovo” project. The final conference focused on promoting the improvement of inter-ethnic relations and conflict resolution by altering the way media organizations in Kosovo operate.


Enhancing Inter-Ethnic Dialogue between Journalists in Kosovo

On January 16th, 2017, a debate was organized in North Mitrovica at the EU Information and Cultural Centre, which gathered 30 participants including journalists, editors, and media experts. The participants represented different parts of Kosovo, including the capital Prishtina, other municipalities, Mitrovica North and South, and other Serb-majority municipalities. 

PDK and Nisma fined after complaints from BIRN & Internews Kosova

Kosovo parties reprimanded for violating Kosovo law on elections during Drenas runoff mayoral elections.


Krypometer, Kosovo’s first fact checker launches a new tool to rate the truthfulness of public statements made by high public officials. We called it Krypometer. Here’s why.


BIRN Kosovo publishes report on women’s property rights

BIRN Kosovo published an analysis on Thursday, July 28, of women’s property rights in Kosovo in order to present a picture of the major problems around a woman’s right to inherit property.


BIRN wins legal battle against Kosovo Prosecutorial Council

The decision taken by the Basic Court in Prishtina was the second court ruling in favor of Balkan Investigative Reporting Network in Kosovo in a legal battle against the Kosovo Prosecutorial Council for access to decisions on disciplinary cases against prosecutors.


BIRN Kosovo Published Annual Public Procurement Monitoring Report

BIRN Kosovo and Internews Kosova published their second annual report on public procurement on June 29th. 


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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