News from BIRN


2014 Fellowship Kicks off With Vienna Seminar

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.


BIRN Serbia Holds Fifth National Budget Forum

BIRN Serbia and Pro Concept held their fifth national budget forum at the National Assembly in Belgrade on 27 November, where panelists and participants offered their opinions and debated the proposed 2014 budget and the projected outcomes of the Serbian administration’s budgetary policy.


BIRN Launches Balkan Road-Movie Documentary

BIRN’s new road-movie documentary about young people and the legacy of war, The Majority Starts Here, was screened in the Serbian capital for the first time.


BIRN featured in new Bosnia war crimes book

BIRN's work in the field of war crimes prosecutions and transitional justice in Bosnia and Herzegovina features several times in a new book by Sarajevo-based law professor and human rights activist Goran Simic.

People in the BIRN Network


Matthew Collin

BIRN Regional
Editor, Balkan Transitional Justice

Jeta Xharra

BIRN Kosovo
Country Director

Neil Arun

BIRN Regional
Editor, Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence

Anisa Sućeska-Vekić

BIRN Bosnia and Herzegovina
Country Director

Dragana Žarković Obradović

BIRN Serbia
Country Director

Gordana Andrić

Belgrade Insight Managing Editor

The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network, BIRN, is a group of editors, journalism trainers and reporters, dedicated to creating a strong, professional, independent media in Southeast Europe as an essential component of developing democracy and a market economy in the Balkans.

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