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Enhancing Inter-Ethnic Dialogue between Journalists in Kosovo

On January 16th, 2017, a debate was organized in North Mitrovica at the EU Information and Cultural Centre, which gathered 30 participants including journalists, editors, and media experts. The participants represented different parts of Kosovo, including the capital Prishtina, other municipalities, Mitrovica North and South, and other Serb-majority municipalities. 

BIRN Kosovo holds a discussion between British Ambassador and Law students

At the Faculty of Law in Prishtina, British Ambassador to Kosovo, Ruairi O’Connell discussed the current state of affairs and justice in Kosovo with future lawyers and judges.

New Investigative Journalism Project Launched

The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network, BIRN, is carrying out a three-year investigative journalism programme thanks to support from the Austrian Development Agency, ADA. BIRN Kosovo director Jeta Xharra and Gunther Zimmer, ADA’s Kosovo director, signed an agreement in Pristina this week, marking the start of the project.

BIRN Kosovo Wins Anti-Corruption Reporting Award

The Association of Journalists in Kosovo in cooperation with United Nations Development Programme and the Kosovo Anti-Corruption Agency awarded BIRN Kosovo for the Best Television Story on Transparency and Anti-Corruption at the Anti-Corruption Journalism Awards on December 9.
PDK and Nisma fined after complaints from BIRN & Internews Kosova

PDK and Nisma fined after complaints from BIRN & Internews Kosova

Kosovo parties reprimanded for violating Kosovo law on elections during Drenas runoff mayoral elections.

Krypometer, Kosovo’s first fact checker

Kallxo.com launches a new tool to rate the truthfulness of public statements made by high public officials. We called it Krypometer. Here’s why.

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.

BIRN wins legal battle against Kosovo Prosecutorial Council

BIRN wins legal battle against Kosovo Prosecutorial Council

The decision taken by the Basic Court in Prishtina was the second court ruling in favor of Balkan Investigative Reporting Network in Kosovo in a legal battle against the Kosovo Prosecutorial Council for access to decisions on disciplinary cases against prosecutors.

BIRN Kosovo Published Annual Public Procurement Monitoring Report

BIRN Kosovo and Internews Kosova published their second annual report on public procurement on June 29th. 

BIRN Regional Board Meeting Held in Skopje

Directors, board members, partners and donors of the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network, BIRN, met in the Macedonian capital Skopje on June 18-20 for the network’s latest regional Board meeting.

EU Prize Highlights Cross-Border Collaboration

EU Prize Highlights Cross-Border Collaboration

An award-winning investigation into a $75m road-building contract underscores the importance of cross-border collaboration.

BIRN Reports Win EU Investigative Journalism Awards

BIRN Serbia journalist Aleksandar Djordjevic win first prize in the EU awards for investigative journalism in Serbia, while the third prize went to BIRN’s Ivan Angelovski, Jelena Cosic, Petrit Collaku and Kreshnik Gashi.

BIRN Kosovo Publishes Court Monitoring Report

BIRN Kosovo court monitoring report paid particular attention to trials related to corruption but also addressed several other problems that were observed during fieldwork.

BIG DEAL: The Association should not be prioritized over rule of law

On Tuesday, April 19, the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN) and Internews Kosova held a roundtable to launch and discuss the most recent publication by BIG DEAL,  a civic oversight initiative on the Kosovo-Serbia negotiations.

BIRN Bolsters Social Media Expertise

BIRN Bolsters Social Media Expertise

Communication officers from across the BIRN Network gathered in Serbia’s capital on February 23-24 for an intensive training session focused on social media.

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