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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.

Four Broadcasters Dominate Serbian Media, BIRN Shows

New research by BIRN and Reporters Without Borders highlights the extent to which the Serbian media space has become dominated by a handful of boadcasters and media companies.

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 Holds ‘Public Money for Public Interest’ Workshops

Forty local civil society representatives attended two workshops in Belgrade in May as part of the “Public money for public interest” project, which is being implemented by BIRN Serbia in cooperation with the Independent Association of Journalists of Serbia and Slavko Curuvija Foundation, and financed by the European Union. 

BIRN Serbia Film Comes Second in EU Investigative Journalism Awards

The film “Flatland without Birds?”, by journalist Dragan Gmizic, a documentary about illegal bird hunting in Serbia, won second prize for 2016 in the EU Investigative Journalism Awards.

BIRN Investigative Stories Win Two Awards

Two BIRN stories won this year’s Investigative awards from the Independent Journalistic Association of Serbia in the categories for print and on-line media.

BIRN Journalists in Finals for Investigative Award

Three BIRN stories have been named as finalists for this year’s Investigative award by Independent Journalistic Association of Serbia in the categories for electronic [TV and radio], print and on-line media.

Who owns the Media in Serbia?

Who owns the Media in Serbia?

The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN) and Reporters Without Borders have started a joint “Media Ownership Monitor” project to shed light on the Serbian media market.  

Reporters Without Borders, BIRN Serbia Visit Media Houses

Reporters Without Borders, BIRN Serbia Visit Media Houses

Representatives of the Reporters Without Borders - Germany and BIRN Serbia visited the Adria Media Group publishing house as part of the Media Ownership Monitor project. 

BIRN Serbia Starts Three-Year Media Project

BIRN Serbia Starts Three-Year Media Project

In cooperation with the Independent Association of Journalists of Serbia and Slavko Curuvija Foundation, BIRN Serbia is implementing a project aimed at creating the conditions for the development of free and diverse media that work in the public interest.

BIRN Journalists Won 13 Awards in 2016

Journalists from the BIRN Network won prestigious national awards in their respective countries and a number of international awards in 2016. 

BIRN Film Shows Problems Between Media and Police

The difficult relationships between journalists and the police forces in various countries in the Western Balkans are highlighted in the BIRN Serbia documentary ‘Police and Media’.

Internet Offers Income Perspectives, BIRN Serbia Debate Hears

People in Serbia are willing to pay for good content on the Internet but there are major issues with clickbait articles, badly-produced news and commercially-led content, a BIRN Serbia debate heard.

Money Buys Media Influence, BIRN Serbia Tells Conference

Buying influence over editorial policy and positive coverage through state advertising is one of the most effective mechanisms of media control in Serbia, Tanja Maksic from BIRN Serbia told a regional conference.

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