The Balkan Transitional Justice team held a two-day training and editorial meeting in Belgrade from January 12-13, supported by the United Kingdom’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
The session was aimed at enhancing techniques for covering transitional justice issues and developing topics for upcoming cross-regional investigations. The investigations are part of BIRN’s Regional Reporting on Transitional Justice Issues programme. Over the next two years, the organisation's network of journalists will produce four major investigations on transitional justice issues in the region.
The meeting brought together journalists and other team members from six countries, including BIRN’s reporters, translators, television editor and radio producer. The team also discussed project activities for the forthcoming two years and held a development session intended to boost investigative reporting skills and further improve coverage of transitional justice issues.
Journalists examined strategies for employing social media and online content to enhance and promote investigative work, as well as innovative ways of presenting investigations in multimedia formats to deepen readers' understanding and gain a wider audience.
The Balkan Transitional Justice journalists were joined at the meeting by the Balkan Insight team of correspondents and editors for a series of joint cross-regional editorial discussions.
The 10 reporters selected for this year’s Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence refined their story plans and honed their professional skills at a seminar in Vienna last week.
On April 1st the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network in Albania (BIRN Albania) launched a three year programme, which aims to expose corruption and impunity, through investigative reporting and closer cooperation between journalists and civil society organizations.
The 10 reporters chosen for this year’s Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence will meet in Vienna from April 15 to April 19 to plan their research projects.
The Balkan Institute for Conflict Resolution, Responsibility and Reconciliation of the Sarajevo School of Science and Technology earlier this year asked BIRN BiH to collect data for an upcoming London exhibition by one of Bosnia's leading artists, Sejla Kameric.
The Ministry of European Integration has recently proposed a draft law on interception.
The 10 participants for this year’s Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence have been chosen.
BIRN's film 'The Majority Starts Here' was shown at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies at University College London on Tuesday.
Jeta Xharra, country director of BIRN Kosovo, was invited to the morning programme of Klan Kosova on Feb. 25 to discuss the 2014 programme for the Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence.
BIRN’s road-movie documentary ‘The Majority Starts Here’ had its British premiere on Monday at SEESOX (South East European Studies at Oxford), part of the European Studies Centre at the University of Oxford.
Muhamet Hajrullahu, managing editor of BIRN Kosovo, was invited to the morning programme of the national broadcaster, RTK, on February 27 to talk about the 2014 Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence.