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12 November 15 austrian-bank-denies-releasing-birn-statements

Austrian Bank Denies Releasing BIRN Statements

The Austrian Raiffeisen Bank has denied releasing financial statements relating to an account held by the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network, BIRN, to the Serbian daily tabloid newspaper Informer.

10 November 15 birn-press-release-1

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.

10 November 15 birn-albania-launches-call-for-investigative-reports-on-public-administration

BIRN Albania Launches Call for Investigative Reports on Public Administration

The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network in Albania launched a call for investigative stories on November 10th.

10 November 15 serbian-minister-questions-birn-credibility-due-to-foreign-funding

Serbian Minister Questions BIRN Credibility Due to Foreign Funding

Serbian interior minister questioned credibility of BIRN as the funding of organization comes only from abroad, after a week of campaign against independent investigative journalism organizations in tabloid media.

9 November 15 birn-albania-holds-roundtable-on-public-administration

BIRN Albania Holds Roundtable on Public Administration

The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network in Albania organized a roundtable on November 6 in Tirana, bringing together civil society organisations working in the field of public administration and journalists.

9 November 15 birn-serbia-journalist-addresses-media-financing-seminar

BIRN Serbia Journalist Addresses Media Financing Seminar

Tanja Maksic of BIRN Serbia spoke at a seminar entitled ‘Public Interest for Citizens and Media and a New Way of Financing Media Content’ on September 17.

3 November 15 serbia-media-report-says-soft-censorship-persists

Serbia Media Report Says ‘Soft Censorship’ Persists

Soft censorship continues to be a major threat to press freedom in the country, concludes the ‘Media Reform Stalled in the Slow Lane: Soft Censorship in Serbia 2015 Update’ report.

2 November 15 birn-wins-legal-case-against-kosovo-pm-s-office

BIRN Wins Legal Case Against Kosovo PM’s Office

A Pristina court rules the prime minister’s office must make travel expense documents public after three-year legal battle for access.

2 November 15 birn-albania-journalist-wins-investigative-journalism-award

BIRN Albania Journalist Wins Award

BIRN Albania journalist Aleksandra Bogdani has been awarded the 2015 CEI SEEMO Award for Outstanding Merits in Investigative Journalism in the professional journalist category.

15 October 15 birn-macedonia-launches-ninth-call-for-investigative-reports

BIRN Macedonia Launches Ninth Call for Investigative Reports

BIRN Macedonia, together with the Centre for Civil Communications launched the ninth call for investigative stories on October 14th.

30 September 15 birn-albania-launches-monthly-publication

BIRN Albania Launches Monthly Publication

On September 30th, the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network in Albania launched the first issue of its monthly bi-lingual print publication, which features investigative reports, features, analysis and news from Albania and the region.

10 September 15 birn-serbia-holds-participatory-budgeting-workshops

BIRN Serbia Holds ‘Participatory Budgeting’ Workshops

The workshops at the Kopaonik mountain resort were attended by representatives of the finance and PR departments of ten Serbian municipalities.

10 September 15 birn-serbia-issues-data-journalism-handbook

BIRN Serbia Issues Data Journalism Handbook

BIRN Serbia has published the first handbook on data journalism in Serbia featuring tips, tricks and tutorials all in one place. The handbook offers all the basic knowledge for how to work with data and to conduct journalistic research from start to finish.

5 September 15

BIRN Serbia Journalist Joins Newsweek Conference Panel

Slobodan Georgiev, a journalist from BIRN Serbia, was a panel member at the ‘Challenges of Investigative Journalism in the Contemporary World’ discussion on September 3.

28 August 15 civil-activists-seek-expanded-role-in-balkans-future

Civil Activists Seek Expanded Role in Balkans' Future

Civil sector groups from six Western Balkans countres urged their political leaders to secure freedom of expression and media independence, also calling for more of a role in their countries' EU integration processes.

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