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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).

21 October 16 birn-joins-countering-violent-extremism-panel

BIRN Joins Countering Violent Extremism Panel

Balkan Investigative Reporting Network Bosnia and Herzegovina (BIRN BiH) editor Denis Dzidic took part in a panel discussion on methods of countering violent extremism online.

20 October 16 birn-s-kosovo-war-film-screened-at-sarajevo-university

BIRN’s Kosovo War Film Screened at Sarajevo University

Sarajevo University’s law and political sciences faculties screened BIRN’s documentary ‘The Unidentified’, about the Serbian fighters responsible for some of the worst atrocities of the Kosovo war in 1999.

23 September 16 birn-holds-transitional-justice-training-in-sarajevo

BIRN Holds Transitional Justice Training in Sarajevo

BIRN Hub opened a two-day training course on transitional justice reporting for 23 journalists from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro, Macedonia, Kosovo and Serbia.

26 August 16 birn-summer-school-day-4-scaling-up-investigations

BIRN Summer School Day 4: Scaling Up Investigations

On the fourth day of BIRN’s Summer School, trainers advised the journalists on how to pitch stories, structure investigative projects and use technology to assist their work.

25 August 16 birn-summer-school-day-3-interviewing-techniques-and-sourcing

BIRN Summer School Day 3: Interviewing Techniques and Sourcing

On the third day of BIRN’s Summer School, journalists heard how to harness the power of social media, carry out interviews and develop sources for stories.

23 August 16 birn-summer-school-day-2-social-media-for-investigators

BIRN Summer School Day 2: Social Media for Investigators

On the second day of BIRN’s Summer School, journalists learned how to creatively structure stories and use various databases and other investigative tools.

22 August 16 seventh-birn-summer-school-begins-in-bosnia

Seventh BIRN Summer School Begins in Bosnia

BIRN’s latest Summer School kicked off on Monday with interactive sessions on data journalism and fact-checking.

18 August 16 birn-bih-presented-three-stories-at-the-22nd-sff

BIRN Presents War Stories at Sarajevo Film Fest

The first ‘True Stories Market’ aimed at film and TV professionals at the Sarajevo Film Festival included three stories from BIRN relating to Bosnia and Herzegovina’s wartime past.

9 August 16 birn-bosnia-becomes-sarajevo-film-festival-partner

BIRN Bosnia Becomes Sarajevo Film Festival Partner

The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network Bosnia and Herzegovina (BIRN BiH) will participate as a partner in the “Facing the Past” at this year’s Sarajevo Film Festival.

4 August 16 birn-bih-joins-european-integration-monitoring-initiative

BIRN BiH Joins European Integration Monitoring Initiative

The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network Bosnia and Herzegovina (BIRN BiH) has joined the Initiative for Monitoring the European Integration of Bosnia and Herzegovina, which is intended to help develop the democratic process and the rule of law. 

28 July 16 birn-kosovo-publishes-report-on-women-s-property-rights

BIRN Kosovo publishes report on women’s property rights

BIRN Kosovo published an analysis on Thursday, July 28, of women’s property rights in Kosovo in order to present a picture of the major problems around a woman’s right to inherit property.

28 July 16 transitional-justice-training-for-journalists

Transitional Justice Training for Journalists

BIRN’s Balkan Transitional Justice Programme is organising a two-day training session for 20 journalists from the region on 22 and 23 September in Sarajevo.

26 July 16 serbian-ruling-party-exhibits-media-lies

Serbian Ruling Party Exhibits 'Media Lies'

Serbia's ruling Progressive Party (SNS) organized an unusual exhibition of negative press articles to back its claim that there is no official censorship in Serbia.

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