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23 May 16 eu-prize-highlights-cross-border-collaboration

EU Prize Highlights Cross-Border Collaboration

An award-winning investigation into a $75m road-building contract underscores the importance of cross-border collaboration.

17 May 16 birn-reports-win-eu-investigative-journalism-awards

BIRN Reports Win EU Investigative Journalism Awards

BIRN Serbia journalist Aleksandar Djordjevic win first prize in the EU awards for investigative journalism in Serbia, while the third prize went to BIRN’s Ivan Angelovski, Jelena Cosic, Petrit Collaku and Kreshnik Gashi.

13 May 16 birn-kosovo-publishes-court-monitoring-report

BIRN Kosovo Publishes Court Monitoring Report

BIRN Kosovo court monitoring report paid particular attention to trials related to corruption but also addressed several other problems that were observed during fieldwork.

13 May 16 birn-albania-investigation-wins-eu-award

BIRN Albania Investigation Wins EU Award

The investigation Albania’s Judges Wealth Escapes Scrutiny, by journalist Leonard Bakillari has won the first prize in the EU Investigative Journalism Award 2015 for Albania.

9 May 16 birn-s-kosovo-war-film-wins-us-festival-award

BIRN's Kosovo War Film Wins US Festival Award

BIRN’s film The Unidentified, investigating the commanders responsible for brutal attacks during the Kosovo war, was given the best short documentary award at the South East European Film Festival in LA.

6 May 16 birn-wins-investigative-reporting-award

BIRN Wins Investigative Reporting Award

BIRN journalist Aleksandar Dordjevic scooped first prize for the best investigative journalism story in Serbia’s print media.

28 April 16 birn-albania-holds-training-on-local-gov-and-foi-law

BIRN Albania Holds Training on Local Gov. and FOI Law

The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network in Albania held a three day training for local journalists from across the country from April 16th to April 19th in the coastal city of Durres. 

27 April 16 tenth-edition-of-bfje-launched-in-vienna

Tenth Edition of BFJE Launched in Vienna

The tenth Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence got underway in Vienna with a multimedia workshop, reporting/writing tips and tailored editorial guidance for 10 new fellows from across the Balkan region.

21 April 16 big-deal-the-association-should-not-be-prioritized-over-rule-of-law

BIG DEAL: The Association should not be prioritized over rule of law

On Tuesday, April 19, the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN) and Internews Kosova held a roundtable to launch and discuss the most recent publication by BIG DEAL,  a civic oversight initiative on the Kosovo-Serbia negotiations.

21 April 16

Government to stop with witch hunt

BIRN Serbia calls representatives of the Serbian government to stop deceiving the public and participating in the campaign against civil society organisations, which report professionally and objectively on the work of Serbian institutions.

20 April 16 birn-praised-for-good-practice-in-journalism

BIRN Praised for Good Practice in Journalism

Media experts and journalists from south-east Europe who met to discuss how to preserve journalistic integrity said that only a few media in the region, including BIRN, were serving as role models.

18 April 16 birn-serbia-launches-government-performance-report-1

BIRN Serbia Launches Government Performance Report

Much-needed reforms are still being delayed and persistent problems such as corruption have yet to be tackled, says the latest Government Performance Report from BIRN Serbia.

30 March 16 birn-macedonia-lifts-lid-on-farm-subsidies

BIRN Macedonia Lifts Lid on Farm Subsidies

 

Following the Skopje 2014 Uncovered database, BIRN Macedonia is promoting a second database, on how much the government spends on agricultural subsidies and who gets them.

 

23 March 16 meps-deplore-defamation-threat-against-birn-albania

MEPs ‘Deplore’ Defamation Threat Against BIRN Albania

In an amendment to the draft-resolution on Albania’s reform progress in 2015, two members of the European Parliament have expressed strong worded condemnation of a defamation threat issues against BIRN Albania from local officials, on the heels of investigation that exposed the criminal background of a number of mayor candidates in the June 2015 local elections.

23 March 16 osce-political-influence-undermines-serbia-s-prosecution

OSCE: Political Influence Undermines Serbia’s Prosecution

The way that Serbia’s State Prosecutorial Council is run raises concerns because it allows political influence on its election procedure, the OSCE Mission in Serbia told BIRN Serbia.

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