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Applications Open for 2019 Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence

Do you know of a brilliant story that is begging to be reported? Do you want to take your skills as a journalist to another level, receiving close editorial support and a generous allowance to research a subject in depth?

Justice Report Ukraine – Grants for Journalists

The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network, in cooperation with Hromadske, is launching a call for in-depth investigative stories on transitional justice themes in Ukraine.

BIRN Urges Russian Leader To Release Journalists

As Vladimir Putin visits Belgrade, BIRN journalists have used the occasion to call on the Kremlin leader to release imprisoned journalists in Russia and respect human rights.

BIRN and Partners Start Balkans, Turkey Media Freedom Project

The goal of the three-year project entitled ‘Strengthening Quality News and Independent Journalism in the Western Balkans and Turkey’, led by BIRN Hub and its partners and supported by the European Union, is to enhance media trust among citizens and create a safe environment for journalists to produce independent news content through training, mentoring, technical and financial support, and publishing.

BIRN Publishes Transitional Justice Report

Balkan Investigative Reporting Network published the report “After the ICTY: Accountability, Truth and Justice in the Former Yugoslavia” which aims to map current challenges in regional cooperation over war crimes prosecutions and missing persons, victims’ participation, and the role of archives, art, media and museums in dealing with the past.

BIRN Staff Trained in Google Analytics Management

BIRN journalists, web team and project management staff attended a training in the use of Google Analytics on December 26 and 27 in Belgrade.

BIRN Journalists Trained on Advanced Journalistic Techniques and Mobile Journalism

Twenty journalists and editors from BIRN’s regional web portal Balkan Insight and other BIRN organisations attended an advanced training on journalistic techniques and mobile journalism in Montenegro from December 17-20.

Call for Resonant Voices Fellowship

The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network, Commission for International Justice and Accountability and the Foundation Propulsion Fund are inviting journalists, researchers and writers from across Europe to apply for the Resonant Voices Fellowship programme.

Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence 2018 — Winners Chosen

Romanian freelance journalist Claudia Ciobanu was awarded first prize for the 2018 Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence programme at a closing ceremony in Podgorica on Friday.

BIRN Takes Part in Panel on Arms Control

BIRN’s Jelena Cosic was speaker on a panel entitled ‘Reviewing Europe’s Regulations on Arms Export Control: Can Germany lead by example?’, which took place on November 7 in Berlin.

Balkan Transitional Justice Initiative Grants for Journalists

The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network is launching a call for in-depth investigative stories on transitional justice themes in the Balkans.

BIRN Holds Investigative Journalism Training for Public Broadcasters

Thirteen journalists from public broadcasters in the Western Balkans met in Belgrade on Friday for the start of an investigative reporting workshop organised by the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network, BIRN.

Journalists Trained for Data Journalism in Montenegro

BIRN, CIN Montenegro and Monitor magazine organised a training course on data journalism for Montenegrin journalists on October 10 and 11 in Podgorica.

Facebook Removes Pages of Rightists Investigated by BIRN, BBC

Facebook has taken down at least 14 pages identified in a BIRN and BBC collaboration as linked to the Knights Templar International, a ‘Christian militant’ organisation active in the Balkans.

BIRN Conference Highlights War Crimes Cooperation Problems

Cooperation on war crimes cases between prosecutors’ offices in former Yugoslav countries happens rarely despite agreements between the states, said participants at a major regional conference organised by BIRN.

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