Latest News from BIRN

20 July 16 birn-wins-legal-battle-against-kosovo-prosecutorial-council

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.

20 July 16 birn-albania-holds-investigative-journalism-training

BIRN Albania Holds Investigative Journalism Training

BIRN Albania held an advanced investigative journalism training workshop for nearly 30 local journalists from print, online and broadcast media from June 30 to July 3.

14 July 16 birn-bih-presents-terror-corruption-case-analysis

BIRN BiH Presents Terror, Corruption Case Analysis

BIRN Bosnia and Herzegovina presented an analysis of terrorism, corruption and organised crime courts cases, as well as launching its new web portal

11 July 16 participatory-budgeting-project-completed-in-serbia

Participatory Budgeting Project Completed in Serbia

Ten municipalities in Serbia in cooperation with BIRN Serbia and the National Alliance for Local Economic Development successfully implemented all activities with the aim of introducing the practice of public participation in the decision-making process on local budgets.

11 July 16 birn-bih-joins-panel-at-sarajevo-s-warm-festival

BIRN BiH Joins Panel at Sarajevo’s WARM Festival

BIRN Bosnia and Herzegovina participated in a panel discussion about survivors of sexual violence during wartime at the WARM Festival in Sarajevo.

11 July 16 birn-bih-story-on-arabs-marrying-bosnian-women-stirs-region

BIRN BiH Story on Arabs Marrying Bosnian Women Stirs Region

A story by BIRN BiH journalist Albina Sorguc on the unexplored phenomenon of Bosnian women marrying Arab men who already had wives - mostly from Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt and Libya - echoed throughout the entire region, causing much interest and drawing reactions from the media and general public   

11 July 16 pulitzer-winner-hosts-sessions-at-birn-summer-school

Pulitzer Winner Hosts Sessions at BIRN Summer School

BIRN Summer School of Investigative Reporting will be held from 21 to 27 August in Konjic Bosnia and Herzegovina. In its seventh edition, the School will be organised in the form of Master Class.

1 July 16 birn-kosovo-published-annual-public-procurement-monitoring-report

BIRN Kosovo Published Annual Public Procurement Monitoring Report

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

29 June 16 birn-macedonia-trains-albanian-language-journalists

BIRN Macedonia Trains Albanian-Language Journalists

In a day-long course in Skopje, BIRN's Jeta Xharra shared her insights into ethics, undercover reporting, how to conduct interviews and manage sources and much more. 

28 June 16 birn-albania-holds-series-of-roundtable-on-local-government

BIRN Albania Holds Roundtables on Local Government

Eleven roundtables held across the country discussed ways to empower actors for change and increase transparency at municipal level.

28 June 16

BIRN Albania Seeks Investigations Into Local Government

Three journalists can get grants to cover local government corruption and abuse of power while being mentored by experienced editors.

23 June 16 birn-regional-board-meeting-held-in-skopje

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.

20 June 16 birn-bih-journalists-coached-on-role-of-publicity-in-court

BIRN BiH Journalists Coached on Role of Publicity in Court

Session led by Vasvija Vidovic focused on importance of publicity and transparency - as the only way for the public to keep an eye on the judiciary. 

1 June 16 birn-wins-seven-prestigous-awards-in-may

BIRN Wins Seven Prestigous Awards in May

BIRN’s investigative journalists and teams in Macedonia, Serbia, Albania and Kosovo have been given seven different awards in the course of one month for the quality of their reporting.

27 May 16 birn-macedonia-wins-eu-investigative-awards

BIRN Macedonia Wins EU Investigative Awards

A series of articles by Boris Georgievski won the prize for best investigation of 2015, while second prize went to BIRN's database, ‘Skopje 2014 uncovered’.

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