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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.

17 November 16 birn-albania-journalist-wins-cei-seemo-award

BIRN Albania Journalist Wins CEI SEEMO Award

Lindita Cela wins prestigious prize for ‘hard-hitting investigations’ into organised crime and corruption in Albania.

17 November 16 young-danish-journalists-visit-birn-bih

Young Danish Journalists Visit BIRN BiH

Journalists and students who work with Danish daily newspaper Politiken visited BIRN BiH in Sarajevo. 

15 November 16 al-jazeera-interviews-birn-on-censorship-in-serbia

Al Jazeera Interviews BIRN on ‘Censorship in Serbia’

BIRN was featured in Al Jazeera English’s weekly ‘Listening Post’ media programme as part of a report on alleged censorship in Serbia.

8 November 16

BIRN Albania Launches Call for Investigative Reports on Justice System

The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network in Albania launched a call for investigative stories on justice system on November 3.

8 November 16 birn-albania-holds-multimedia-training-for-journalists

BIRN Albania Holds Multimedia Training for Journalists

The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network in Albania held a workshop on multimedia techniques for 20 local journalists in the city of Durres.

7 November 16 serbia-tabloid-targets-birn-other-media-as-mercenaries

Serbia Tabloid Targets BIRN, Other Media, as ‘Mercenaries’

The Serbian pro-government Informer newspaper on Monday accused several investigative media outlets, including BIRN, of working as foreign mercenaries for the CIA and others.

3 November 16

BIRN Romania Launches Black Sea Area Journalism Training

BIRN Romania is calling on journalists from three countries in the Black Sea region - Bulgaria, Moldova and Romania - to apply to attend a training seminar from December 12-14 in Bucharest.

2 November 16 birn-albania-presents-judges-asset-declaration-database

BIRN Albania Presents Judges’ Asset Declaration Database

The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network in Albania held a workshop on November 2 in Tirana, where its database with the asset declarations of appeals court judges was presented to journalists.

28 October 16 birn-albania-publishes-report-on-transparency-of-local-government

BIRN Albania Publishes Report on Transparency of Local Government

On October 28th the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network in Albania, launched in Tirana its national monitoring report: Local Government Under the Lens of Freedom of Information. 

25 October 16 sarajevo-students-visit-state-court-with-birn-bih

Sarajevo Students Visit State Court with BIRN BiH

Students studying at the Faculty of Political Sciences in Sarajevo attended a war-crime trial at the state court with journalists from the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network Bosnia and Herzegovina (BIRN BiH).

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