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Obilic: A Synonym of Pollution

What are the responsibilities of the next mayor of Obilic in the aftermath of October 22? Obilic has become synonymous

The Lake for Recreation and the Collector of Sewage

What are the problems and challenges the next mayor of Malisheva will face? Malisheva, with the support of the local

Tourism Potential, Ruined by Waste and Unemployment

Dragash, also known as Sharri, is a municipality associated with natural beauty that could be used for mountainous tourism development.

‘A Strong Competition’ between Peja’s Natural Beauties and its Garbage

What responsibilities will the Mayor of Peja have after the October 22 elections? There are two women and five men

Fushë Kosovë struggles with landfill and sewage management

What are the problems in Fushë Kosovë that will be transferred to the next mayoral mandate? The Municipality of Fushë

Deçan’s Poor Road Conditions for Pedestrians and Drivers

What are the duties of the future mayor of the Municipality of Deçan? There are five candidates running for the

Ferizaj’s ‘Boxcars’ of Problems

What will Ferizaj’s next mayor face on the first day in office? BIRN Kosovo’s mayoral debate series #DebatPernime (#RealDebates) has

Indictment Raised Against Judge Involved in Bribery

An indictment was raised against a judge in Decan on October 11 following a BIRN and Internews Kosova investigation into an alleged bribery case.

Internews Kosova and BIRN Kosovo Target Youth with Lectures on Preventing Violent Extremism

On October 3 and 4, 2017, BIRN Kosovo and its partner Internews Kosova organized four lectures for high school students in Kosovo to discuss the ills that ideologies of violent extremism cause.

Local election debates: From ‘Life in Kosovo’ to ‘Life in Macedonia’

BIRN Kosovo’s team has been organizing election debates for almost a decade now, and this year, a new location will be tackled: BIRN Kosovo Director and debate moderator Jeta Xharra and her team are applying their format to municipal candidate debates in Albanian-majority municipalities in Macedonia.

BIRN Kosovo Co-partners with USAID’s New Initiative to Promote Judicial Transparency

On September 28, a new project aiming to promote transparency in Kosovo’s judicial sector was launched.

BIRN Produces Mayoral Debates for Kosovo’s Upcoming Municipal Elections

BIRN Kosovo, in collaboration with Internews Kosova, has been producing and airing mayoral candidate debates prior to Kosovo’s upcoming municipal elections, set for October 22.

BIRN Kosovo’s Justice in Kosovo Show Wins “Best Anti-Corruption Story” Award

On December 8, the team behind the weekly BIRN Kosovo broadcast show “Justice in Kosovo”, was awarded the prize for

BIRN Articles Quoted in International Reports

Articles and reports published by BIRN in recent months have been quoted and referenced in various European publications about media, minorities, democratisation, foreign fighters and radicalisation.

BIRN and Kosovo Women’s Network to Monitor Gender-Based Violence

July 2017 marks the beginning of a new initiative to monitor gender-based violence cases in Kosovo. BIRN and Kosovo Women’s Network officially joined forces on July 21st, when representatives from KWN offered a training for BIRN monitors on the best practices for monitoring how gender-based violence is treated in Kosovo. Special focus will be given to domestic and sexual violence against women and girls.

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