The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Belgrade has made a grant available to support BIRN’s efforts to turn part of its output into an income-generating activity. The new grant provides funds designed to boost the BIRN network’s editorial capacity, in particular its cutting-edge output in analytical and investigative journalism.
BIRN Serbia is to train eight Roma journalists from all over Serbia, September 27-29. The training will be followed by publication of a special edition dedicated to key political, economic, and social issues of importance to the Roma community in Serbia.
The BIRN Serbia team organized an advanced journalism training session for local Serbs, Montenegrin and Bosniak journalists in Kosovo. The training was held from June 29 to July 1, in northern Mitrovica, as part of BIRN’s ongoing Minority Training and Reporting project.
On May 21 – 22, the BIRN Serbia team will travel to East Serbia to interview potential candidates for the BIRN correspondent network.
Staff and contributors from throughout the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network will meet from April 12 –15 in Belgrade.
BIRN held several meetings with local politicians, human rights activists, local media journalists and representatives of international organisations during a three-day visit to the South Serbia municipalities of Bujanovac, Presevo and Vranje.
Eight journalists from Serbia are traveling to London in mid-November to take part in a study programme focusing on reporting minority issues, which has been organised by the British Association for Central and Eastern Europe.
BIRN Serbia is holding a panel discussion “Political Fallout and Future of Sandzak”, at the Media Centre Belgrade, on Tuesday, October 3, 2006 , at 14:00.
BIRN Serbia organised two-day editorial workshop for Serb and Bosniak journalists living in Kosovo on August 27 and 28.
A special edition of Balkan Insight examining critical issues facing post-independence Montenegro was published on June 23. The edition, Montenegro Special, comprising seven articles by BIRN journalists, followed a four-day workshop on the subject in Budva at the beginning of June, organised by BIRN Serbia
BIRN Serbia is organising this October 29-30 training in investigative journalism for reporters from the southern part of the country.
BIRN Serbia and Montenegro held a two-day workshop on investigative reporting on 29-30 October in Nis for Serbian and Albanian journalists from South Serbia.
The documentary “Does Anyone Have a Plan?” premiered in the Balkans on Wednesday, January 25 in Dvorana Kulturnog Centra Cinema in Belgrade.
Gordana Igric, BIRN Editorial and Development Director, held a workshop for BIRN journalists in Belgrade on January 31.
Nine Montenegrin journalists from a number of media outlets around the country took part in a primary level journalism course organised by BIRN Serbia and Montenegro at the PR Centre in Podgorica between February 24-28.