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22 April 15 call-for-expression-of-interest

Call for Expression of Interest

Fostering Transparency in Procurement Procedures Through Investigative Journalism


Tirana, May 8-9, 2015

17 April 15 birn-albania-launches-media-monitoring-study-on-corruption

BIRN Albania launches Media Monitoring Study on Corruption

The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network in Albania launched a media monitoring study, ‘Reporting Corruption on Broadcast and Print Media: The Case of Albania’, at a workshop in Tirana on Thursday April 16.

11 March 15 birn-serbia-holds-heathcare-financing-debate

BIRN Serbia Holds Heathcare Financing Debate

The debate on Tuesday heard how the Law on Public Procurement is causing problems for the healthcare system and needs to be changed.

5 March 15 birn-stories-win-awards-in-macedonia

BIRN Stories Win Awards in Macedonia

The Macedonian Media Institute on Thursday presented the awards for best investigative stories for 2014. First prize went to Ljubisa Arsic of the weekly Fokus for a series of stories named “Secret manufacturing plant for passports”.

5 March 15 serbia-press-council-backs-birn-against-informer

Serbia Press Council Backs BIRN Against ‘Informer’

The Complaints Commission unanimously agreed to issue a public reprimand to the Informer newspaper following its reports on BIRN’s investigation into the Tamnava mine.

3 March 15 birn-macedonia-launches-seventh-call-for-investigative-reports

BIRN Macedonia Launches Seventh Call for Investigative Reports

BIRN Macedonia, together with Centre for Investigative journalism - SCOOP Macedonia and the Centre for Civil Communications launched the seventh call for investigative stories on March 2nd.

2 March 15 birn-builds-up-library-of-investigative-journalism

BIRN Builds up Library of Investigative Journalism

BIRN Macedonia on February 25 donated a variety of books to the School of Journalism and Public Relations in Macedonia in order to provide additional support to the students of the school in strengthening their skills and knowledge of investigative journalism.

25 February 15 albania-reporters-trained-on-likely-impact-of-reform

Albania Reporters Trained on Likely Impact of Reform

On February 20th and 21st BIRN Albania held a two-day workshop in the city of Durres with ten journalists on the country’s administrative and territorial reform and its impact on the local elections, due at the end of June. 

24 February 15 belgrade-insight-kicked-out-of-distribution-points

Belgrade Insight Kicked Out of Distribution Points

Distribution of Belgrade Insight has been stopped at Belgrade airport and at Tourist Organisation of Belgrade centres - in what appears a continuation of the government-led campaign against BIRN.

19 February 15 birn-macedonia-promotes-2015-fellowship

BIRN Macedonia Promotes 2015 Fellowship

BIRN Macedonia has launched the ninth Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence, this year on the theme of ‘Values’.

18 February 15 birn-s-response-to-johannes-hahn-on-media-freedom

BIRN's Response to Johannes Hahn on Media Freedom

The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network is issuing a statement after Johannes Hahn, the European Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiation, said he could not react to claims about media freedom violations in Serbia without seeing proof. BIRN is sending its response to all relevant human rights organisations, EU diplomats and international journalists.

14 February 15 unite-for-freedom-birn-media-debate-hears

Unite for Freedom, BIRN Media Debate Hears

Panellists and guests at the ‘Free the media’ debate concluded that in times of financial hardship and other pressures, journalists must unite against new forms of censorship.

11 February 15 birn-addresses-international-human-rights-organisations

BIRN Addresses International Human Rights Organisations

BIRN Regional Director Gordana Igric has sent a letter on behalf of the network to more than 30 international human rights and media organisations including the Committee to Protect Journalists, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, the Helsinki Committee for Human Rights and International Press Institute to highlight the continued pressure on BIRN in Serbia.

9 February 15 birn-kosovo-monitoring-of-public-procurement-for-2014

BIRN Kosovo monitoring of public procurement for 2014

BIRN Kosovo monitoring of public procurement for 2014.

2 February 15 birn-wins-grizelj-award-in-serbia

BIRN Wins Grizelj Award in Serbia

The Independent Association of Journalists of Serbia, NUNS, has announced that BIRN Serbia had received Jug Grizelj Award for investigative journalism for 2014.

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