Latest News from BIRN

25 February 15 albania-reporters-trained-on-likely-impact-of-reform

Albania Reporters Trained on Likely Impact of Reform

On February 20th and 21st BIRN Albania held a two-day workshop in the city of Durres with ten journalists on the country’s administrative and territorial reform and its impact on the local elections, due at the end of June. 

24 February 15 belgrade-insight-kicked-out-of-distribution-points

Belgrade Insight Kicked Out of Distribution Points

Distribution of Belgrade Insight has been stopped at Belgrade airport and at Tourist Organisation of Belgrade centres - in what appears a continuation of the government-led campaign against BIRN.

19 February 15 birn-macedonia-promotes-2015-fellowship

BIRN Macedonia Promotes 2015 Fellowship

BIRN Macedonia has launched the ninth Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence, this year on the theme of ‘Values’.

18 February 15 birn-s-response-to-johannes-hahn-on-media-freedom

BIRN's Response to Johannes Hahn on Media Freedom

The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network is issuing a statement after Johannes Hahn, the European Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiation, said he could not react to claims about media freedom violations in Serbia without seeing proof. BIRN is sending its response to all relevant human rights organisations, EU diplomats and international journalists.

14 February 15 unite-for-freedom-birn-media-debate-hears

Unite for Freedom, BIRN Media Debate Hears

Panellists and guests at the ‘Free the media’ debate concluded that in times of financial hardship and other pressures, journalists must unite against new forms of censorship.

11 February 15 birn-addresses-international-human-rights-organisations

BIRN Addresses International Human Rights Organisations

BIRN Regional Director Gordana Igric has sent a letter on behalf of the network to more than 30 international human rights and media organisations including the Committee to Protect Journalists, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, the Helsinki Committee for Human Rights and International Press Institute to highlight the continued pressure on BIRN in Serbia.

9 February 15 birn-kosovo-monitoring-of-public-procurement-for-2014

BIRN Kosovo monitoring of public procurement for 2014

BIRN Kosovo monitoring of public procurement for 2014.

2 February 15 birn-wins-grizelj-award-in-serbia

BIRN Wins Grizelj Award in Serbia

The Independent Association of Journalists of Serbia, NUNS, has announced that BIRN Serbia had received Jug Grizelj Award for investigative journalism for 2014.

28 January 15 role-of-media-in-post-conflict-societies

Role of media in post-conflict societies

BIRN BiH participated at the Peace Academy for ten Ukrainian journalists and activists in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), organized by Do No Harm: Fostering Conflict - Sensitivity in Southern and Eastern Ukraine programme.

26 January 15

BIRN Albania Launches Call for Investigative Reports on Justice

The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network in Albania launched a call for investigative stories on February 26st.

24 January 15 birn-files-complaint-against-informer-for-its-reporting

BIRN Files Complaint Against Informer for its Reporting

BIRN has filed a complaint against Informer newspaper before the Complaints Commission of the Serbian Press Council following the paper’s reporting on BIRN’s investigation into the Tamnava mine.

21 January 15 birn-albania-holds-roundtable-on-justice

BIRN Albania Holds Roundtable on Justice

The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network Albania organised a roundtable on January 20th in Tirana, bringing together journalists and civil society organisations working in the field of justice and the rule of law.

13 January 15 birn-kosovo-wins-three-awards-in-december

BIRN Kosovo Wins Three Awards in December

BIRN Journalists win UNDP awards for war against corruption and KOMF award for best report on children rights

23 December 14 birn-hub-signs-five-year-agreement-with-sida

BIRN Hub signs five-year agreement with Sida

BIRN Hub, as the BIRN Network’s umbrella organisation, this month signed a five-year agreement with the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) on core support for implementing cross-regional programmes and enhancing the capacity of the Network.

16 December 14 the-new-school-screening-of-the-silent-scream

The New School screening of “The Silent Scream”

The Silent Scream, a documentary about survivors of wartime sexual violence, produced by Balkan Investigative Reporting Network in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BIRN BiH), was screened at The New School for Public Engagement, in New York.

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