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Pressure Rises on Journalists in the Balkans

Weakening EU and US influence in the Balkans and increased Russian influence, as well as growing political and economic pressures on journalists, have created a harsher environment for Balkan media, BIRN’s biennial meeting heard.

BIRN – Regional Network Director

Outstanding individual sought for this exciting post, heading up the work of the Balkan Investigative Reporting Regional Network, BIRN Hub, the unique media development and human rights organisation in the Balkans. BIRN's hard-hitting reporting and analysis has gained an unparalleled reputation in the 12 years since it was founded.

BIRN Wins Four EU Investigative Journalism Awards

The 2017 regional scheme of the EU awarding investigative journalism in the Western Balkans and Turkey, for the best investigative stories published in 2016, has come to an end.

BIRN Macedonia Database Wins EU award

Aleksandar Dimitrievski, author of BIRN's database for agricultural subsidies, was awarded the first EU prize for investigative journalism for 2016, at a ceremony in Skopje, Macedonia on May 26.

BIRN Macedonia Shortlisted for Data Award

BIRN Macedonia’s database, Foreign Investments Uncovered, has been shortlisted among five others nominated for the Data Journalism Award 2017 in the small newsrooms category.

Smear Campaign Targets BIRN Journalists in Macedonia

BIRN journalists in Macedonia are being subjected to an incendiary campaign on social networks by supporters of the rightist VMRO DPMNE party.

BIRN Macedonia’s Vlado Apostolov Awarded for Investigative Reporting

The Association of Journalists of Macedonia gave its annual investigative reporting award for 2016 to BIRN journalist Vlado Apostolov on February 22 for his series of articles on properties connected to a Macedonian official, Vladimir Zdravev.

BIRN Macedonia Launches Foreign Investments Database

BIRN Macedonia has launched a new database called ‘Foreign Investments Uncovered’ which indicates that the amount of these investments is seven times lower than announced by government.

BIRN Macedonia Trains Albanian-Language Journalists

In a day-long course in Skopje, BIRN's Jeta Xharra shared her insights into ethics, undercover reporting, how to conduct interviews and manage sources and much more. 

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.

BIRN Wins Seven Prestigous Awards in May

BIRN’s investigative journalists and teams in Macedonia, Serbia, Albania and Kosovo have been given seven different awards in the course of one month for the quality of their reporting.

BIRN Macedonia Wins EU Investigative Awards

A series of articles by Boris Georgievski won the prize for best investigation of 2015, while second prize went to BIRN's database, ‘Skopje 2014 uncovered’.

BIRN Macedonia Lifts Lid on Farm Subsidies

 

Following the Skopje 2014 Uncovered database, BIRN Macedonia is promoting a second database, on how much the government spends on agricultural subsidies and who gets them.

 

BIRN Macedonia Wins Investigative Reporting Award

BIRN Macedonia was awarded the prestigious "Nikola Mladenov" award for investigative reporting for the "Skopje 2014 Uncovered" database and series of investigative reports about the grand revamp of the capital.

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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