Latest News from BIRN

17 January 17 new-birn-consultancy-website-launched

New BIRN Consultancy website launched

The new website of BIRN Consultancy has been launched as part of the effort to continue developing the consulting arm of BIRN Ltd.

11 January 17 balkan-insight-stories-feature-in-prominent-world-media

Balkan Insight Stories Feature in Prominent World Media

In recent weeks, some of the most prestigious media around the globe have quoted or republished articles from BIRN’s flagship publication Balkan Insight, reaffirming its position as a source of trusted news from the Balkans for an international audience. 

4 January 17 internet-offers-income-perspectives-birn-serbia-debate-hears-1

Internet Offers Income Perspectives, BIRN Serbia Debate Hears

People in Serbia are willing to pay for good content on the Internet but there are major issues with clickbait articles, badly-produced news and commercially-led content, a BIRN Serbia debate heard.

30 December 16 money-buys-media-influence-birn-serbia-tells-conference

Money Buys Media Influence, BIRN Serbia Tells Conference

Buying influence over editorial policy and positive coverage through state advertising is one of the most effective mechanisms of media control in Serbia, Tanja Maksic from BIRN Serbia told a regional conference.

29 December 16 birn-bih-widens-focus-addresses-new-challenges

BIRN BiH Widens Focus, Addresses New Challenges

In its 11th year, the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network Bosnia and Herzegovina (BIRN BiH) began reporting on corruption, organised crime and terrorism, while maintaining a leading role in monitoring war crimes and the judiciary.

23 December 16

PDK and Nisma fined after complaints from BIRN & Internews Kosova

Kosovo parties reprimanded for violating Kosovo law on elections during Drenas runoff mayoral elections.

12 December 16 balkan-fellowship-for-journalistic-excellence-2016-winners-chosen

Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence – 2016 winners chosen!

Serbeze Haxhiaj was awarded first prize for the 2016 Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence programme at a closing ceremony in Pristina on Friday.

9 December 16 krypometer-kosovo-s-first-fact-checker

Krypometer, Kosovo’s first fact checker

Kallxo.com launches a new tool to rate the truthfulness of public statements made by high public officials. We called it Krypometer. Here’s why.

9 December 16 birn-regional-director-gives-media-freedom-warning

BIRN Regional Director Gives Media Freedom Warning

Real press freedom ceased to exist in Serbia long ago, BIRN regional director Gordana Igric told Deutsche Welle in an article about attacks on free speech in the Balkans.

9 December 16 balkan-fellowship-for-journalistic-excellence-stages-awards-event

Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence Stages Awards Event

From December 7-10, Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence participants will gather in Pristina for the final seminar and awards ceremony to honour journalists who have successfully completed this year’s programme. 

1 December 16 birn-serbia-holds-debate-on-country-s-media-future

BIRN Serbia Holds Debate on Country’s Media Future

Traditional media in Serbia will have to adapt to new media and learn from them in order to survive on the market, a BIRN Serbia debate entitled ‘Media in Serbia in 2020’ was told.

1 December 16 birn-albania-seeks-investigations-on-local-government-1

BIRN Albania Seeks Investigations on Local Government

Grants offered for three journalists to cover local government corruption and abuse of power stories as well as mentoring by experienced editors.

22 November 16 documentary-co-produced-by-birn-wins-award

Documentary Co-Produced by BIRN Wins Award

The documentary ‘Flatland without Birds?’, about illegal hunting in Serbia, was named the best Serbian film at the Belgrade International Green Culture Festival, Green Fest.

22 November 16 birn-albania-holds-workshop-on-local-government

BIRN Albania Holds Workshop on Local Government

The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network in Albania held a roundtable on exposing corrupt practices in local government, bringing together representatives of civil society, experts and journalists.  

18 November 16 seven-serbian-local-authorities-to-continue-budget-project

Seven Serbian Local Authorities to Continue Budget Project

Seven of the ten municipalities that took part in the project designed to draw citizens into decision-making on local budgets in 2015 and 2016 are carrying on with the project in 2017.

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