16 January 13

BIRN's Balkan Transitional Justice Team Holds In-House Journalism Training

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.

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