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BIRN Activities and Achievements: 2017-2018

This is an overview of the BIRN Network activities and achievements in 2017-2018, the social and political context in which it operates, the prizes its journalists won and the impact of its reporting.

Impact Map – 2017

BIRN’s journalistic work produced in 2017 some very tangible social and political changes, both within the region and internationally, showing that non-profit media can influence the work of public institutions and authorities when applying high professional standard to their work.

Between Pressures and Praises – BIRN Network Annual Report 2017

The report shows what the organisation did to offer high quality journalistic work and to provide citizens with reliable, timely and in-depth reporting as well as BIRN’s contribution to improving media freedom and openness of public institutions.

Media reporting on organised crime and corruption in Bosnia, Kosovo and Serbia

A regional comparison of how media report on cases of organized crime and corruption in Bosnia, Kosovo and Serbia analysing the main obstacles faced by reporters.

Ratko Mladic Trial E-Book

E-book entitled ‘Ratko Mladic: From Battlefield to Courtroom’ was published in November 2017, ahead of former Bosnian Serb military commander Ratko Mladic’s war crimes verdict.

Kosovo War Crimes Court E-Book

The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network has published an e-book about the Kosovo Specialist Chambers, aiming to increase understanding about the newly-established court that will try ex-guerrillas for crimes during and after the war.

Film ‘Your House was My Home’

Documentary ‘Your House was My Home’, which tells how Serbs and Croats from Kula in Croatia and Hrtkovci in Serbia swapped houses and moved to each other’s villages after the outbreak of war in 1991, had its television premiere on Al Jazeera Balkans in September 2017.

BIRN Network Visibility, Reach and Impact – 2016 Annual Report

The Annual Report presents the entire range of BIRN’s activities across the region from the perspectives of visibility, reach and impact.

The Paper Trail Focus Page

The Paper Trail focus page provides a central access point for all the investigations, reports and documents generated as part of the A Paper Trail to Better Governance project.

Balkan Insight Focus Page: Turkey in the Balkans

BIRN produces a number of special focus pages on its flagship news portal that cover important topics in the Balkans, including the relationship between Turkey and the Balkans.

Culture Watch Special Focus Webpage

BIRN's Culture Watch webpage
– is home to news, analysis, features, investigations and opinion from BIRN's team of Culture Watch journalists.

Balkan Insight is a product of the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN) and is committed to providing balanced, fair, ethical and accurate reporting to the highest standards.

Balkan Transitional Justice

The Balkan Transitional Justice website, serves as the hub for the news, analysis and opinion articles from the Balkans that are produced for BIRN's Regional Reporting on Transitional Justice Issues programme.

Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence Website

The website of the Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence programme, contains information on the Fellowship itself, participant’ biographies, Selection Committee members, news, and details of the topics addressed by the participants.

Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence Publications

Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence Publications

Each year, the Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence publishes a digital book containing the articles written as part of the fellowship.

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