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23 February 17 birn-macedonia-s-vlado-apostolov-awarded-for-investigative-reporting

BIRN Macedonia’s Vlado Apostolov Awarded for Investigative Reporting

The Association of Journalists of Macedonia gave its annual investigative reporting award for 2016 to BIRN journalist Vlado Apostolov on February 22 for his series of articles on properties connected to a Macedonian official, Vladimir Zdravev.

9 February 17 birn-albania-seeks-investigations-on-financial-industry

BIRN Albania Seeks Investigations on Financial Industry

Grants offered for three journalists to uncover corruption and abuse of power stories in the financial industry as well as mentoring by experienced editors.

6 February 17 birn-kosovo-wins-anti-corruption-reporting-award

BIRN Staff Trained in Project Cycle Management

Twenty BIRN Programme and Project Managers have been trained to build their capacities in the field of project cycle management.

6 February 17 birn-macedonia-launches-foreign-investments-database

BIRN Macedonia Launches Foreign Investments Database

BIRN Macedonia has launched a new database called ‘Foreign Investments Uncovered’ which indicates that the amount of these investments is seven times lower than announced by government.

3 February 17 new-investigative-journalism-project-launched

New investigative journalism project launched

The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network, BIRN, is carrying out a three-year investigative journalism programme thanks to support from the Austrian Development Agency, ADA. BIRN Kosovo director Jeta Xharra and Gunther Zimmer, ADA’s Kosovo director, signed an agreement in Pristina this week, marking the start of the project.

2 February 17 birn-journalists-won-13-awards-in-2016

BIRN Journalists Won 13 Awards in 2016

Journalists from the BIRN Network won prestigious national awards in their respective countries and a number of international awards in 2016. 

2 February 17 birn-s-social-media-pages-grow-in-popularity

BIRN’s Social Media Pages Grow in Popularity

BIRN’s social media pages have increased their numbers of followers significantly, boosting the reach of the stories that BIRN is publishing and heightening public engagement.

2 February 17 birn-albania-holds-roundtable-on-financial-industry

BIRN Albania Holds Roundtable on Financial Industry

The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network in Albania held a roundtable on the financial industry, bringing together journalists, civil society organizations and experts. 

2 February 17 birn-film-shows-problems-between-media-and-police

BIRN Film Shows Problems Between Media and Police

The difficult relationships between journalists and the police forces in various countries in the Western Balkans are highlighted in the BIRN Serbia documentary ‘Police and Media’.

27 January 17 internet-offers-income-perspectives-birn-serbia-debate-hears

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.

18 January 17 robert-bierman-becomes-new-birn-board-member

Robert Bierman Becomes New BIRN Board Member

Robert Bierman, a senior executive with blue-chip New York media companies, joined BIRN this month as a new member of its board.

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. 

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.

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