News and Events

BIRN Summer School: Pitching Stories and Interviewing Extremists

Day Four in Herceg Novi sees filmmaker Sundermeyer and programmer Bushcek join the line-up.

BIRN Summer School Day 3: Fact-Checking and Geolocating

BBC Africa Eye investigator Ben Strick and Ivana Jeremic, BIRN editor, joined the line-up of BIRN’s 10th Summer School.

Data Leaks and Ship Tracking: BIRN’s 10th Summer School Begins

US cinematographer Andrew Baker and investigative reporter Dragana Peco joined BIRN’s 10th Summer School in Montenegro.

Data Leaks and Ship Tracking: BIRN’s 10th Summer School Begins

Reporters from across the Balkan region and beyond have gathered on the Montenegrin coast for a week of lectures, debates and workshops on the very best practices of investigative journalism.

Internship vacancies at BIRN and AJK

In the framework of the EU-funded project ‘Contribute to strengthening independent, investigative and publicly beneficial journalism and freedom of expression in Kosovo’, the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN) and the Association of Journalists of Kosovo (AJK) is launching a call for 25 interns who are interested in pursuing a career in journalism.

Call for Proposals Aimed at Strengthening Independent Journalism in Kosovo

Call for Proposals for EU-Funded Project to “Contribute to strengthening independent, investigative and publicly beneficial journalism and freedom of expression in Kosovo”.

BIRN Holds Digital Rights and Freedom Monitoring Training

BIRN and Share held a training course from July 22-24 for its newly-selected digital rights monitors from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, North Macedonia, Serbia and Romania on how to classify and gather data on online attacks and freedom violations.

BIRN Albania Opens Call for Investigations on Labour Rights

BIRN Albania launched a call for investigative stories on labour rights on July 19.

Albania Anti-Defamation Laws Condemned as ‘Censorship Package’

Ten Albanian human rights organisations on Friday denounced a government proposal to ‘regulate’ the online media as a ‘censorship package’ without precedent in a democratic country.

BIRN Albania Holds Roundtable on Labour Rights

The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network in Albania held a roundtable in Tirana on Monday, July 15th, bringing together journalists and non-governmental organizations to discuss labour rights.

Updated Serbian Media Ownership Monitor Database Presented

BIRN Serbia held a presentation on Wednesday of its updated database of media ownership in Serbia, highlighting the increase of state influence on the media sector, as well as the increased influence of cable operators.

BIRN Romania Publishes E-book About Moldova

Just after the dramatic change of government in Moldova, BIRN Romania has compiled all its recent reports on the situation into a free, downloadable e-book.

European Court Probes BIRN Serbian Staffer’s Online Targeting

The European Court of Human Rights has asked the Serbian government to clarify what measures it took to ensure the safety of Sofija Todorovic – who has been subject to an online campaign of nationalist intimidation.

Calls Open for EU Investigative Journalism Award

Applications are now open for submission of investigative articles from the Western Balkans and Turkey for the annual EU Investigative Journalism Award.

Experienced Investigative Journalists Invited to Take Part in Training of Trainers Course in Sarajevo

The upcoming Training of Trainers course — which will be held in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, from September 24 to 26 (TBC) — aims to identify, select and train experienced investigative journalists from Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro who are interested in sharing their skills with their younger colleagues.