BIRN Hub News and Events


European Court Probes BIRN Serbian Staffer’s Online Targeting

The European Court of Human Rights has asked the Serbian government to clarify what measures it took to ensure the safety of Sofija Todorovic – who has been subject to an online campaign of nationalist intimidation.

Calls Open for EU Investigative Journalism Award

Applications are now open for submission of investigative articles from the Western Balkans and Turkey for the annual EU Investigative Journalism Award.

Experienced Investigative Journalists Invited to Take Part in Training of Trainers Course in Sarajevo

The upcoming Training of Trainers course — which will be held in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, from September 24 to 26 (TBC) — aims to identify, select and train experienced investigative journalists from Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro who are interested in sharing their skills with their younger colleagues.

Pulitzer Winner and Finalists are Leading Trainers for 10th BIRN Summer School

Award winning journalists and editors will train more than 30 journalists in conducting open source investigations, verifying data and visualising stories at the 2019 BIRN Summer School, taking place in Montenegro.

BIRN and SHARE Join Efforts to Counter Digital Freedom Violations

In Southern and Eastern Europe, where online disinformation campaigns are increasingly endangering guaranteed individual freedoms and a notable decline in internet safety is ubiquitous, BIRN Hub will partner with SHARE Foundation to monitor digital threats and trends in their occurrence, raise awareness about violations of digital freedom and issue policy recommendations.

BIRN Reporting Democracy Project Warns Freedom is in Peril

At the launch of its new project on Friday in Budapest, speakers called attention to the rise of populism and anti-democratic values in Europe, and called on journalists to build effective coalitions with other opinion formers.

Reporting Democracy in the Heart of Europe

A BIRN conference in Budapest will explore the future of democracy at a time of sweeping change.

BIRN Launches New Cross-Border Reporting Platform

BIRN’s new Reporting Democracy platform seeks to unleash investigative journalism to examine the state of democracy in Central and Eastern Europe and the Balkans.

BIRN Co-Hosts Media Policy Forum in Moldova

The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network on Tuesday co-hosted the second annual Media Policy Forum event in Chisinau, organised by Freedom House, the Black Sea Trust for Regional Cooperation and Internews.

Serbian Nationalists Target BIRN Staffer for Defending Baker

After BIRN project coordinator Sofija Todorovic live tweeted from a nationalist demonstration in Belgrade against an ethnic Albanian baker, the hate-speech mongers turned their attention to her.

BIRN: Stop Targeting Slobodan Georgiev

BIRN calls on all relevant institutions, especially the Serbian Interior Ministry and the Prosecutor’s Office, to react urgently to the latest attacks on our editor Slobodan Georgiev.

Resonant Voices Workshop Held in Berlin

Selected Resonant Voices Fellows attended a workshop in Berlin on March 25-29, 2019, marking the official start of this year’s Fellowship program. The fellows will produce compelling content that pushes back against a polarising, inflammatory, and radicalising discourse.

Herceg Novi to Host BIRN’s Investigative Journalism School

Herceg Novi and its stunning coastline will be the setting for the BIRN Summer School of Investigative Reporting in 2019.

BFJE Fellows Selected for 2019

Ten journalists from across southeast Europe have been chosen for this year’s Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence. Over coming months, they will tackle in-depth features and investigations on the topic of FREEDOM.

BIRN Publishes Radovan Karadzic Trial E-Book

Ahead of the former Bosnian Serb political leader Radovan Karadzic’s war crimes verdict this week, BIRN has compiled all its reports on the landmark case into a free, downloadable e-book.

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