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BIRN Macedonia Organises Training Workshop

BIRN Macedonia Organises Training Workshop

BIRN Macedonia has selected eight trainees for a one-week workshop, organised by the Office of Public Affairs of the US Embassy and BIRN Macedonia on the theme of “Success Stories”. The training aims to encourage print and broadcast media to feature more interesting stories in their output.

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BIRN Interview with Holbrooke Broadcast on BHTV

BIRN Interview with Holbrooke Broadcast on BHTV

Bosnian television BHTV’s leading current affairs programme, Javna Tajna (Public Secret), broadcast BIRN’s interview with the former US Balkan envoy Richard Holbrooke on November 16.

"Life in Kosovo" Debate Second Mobile Telephone Operator in Kosovo

“Life in Kosovo” Debate Second Mobile Telephone Operator in Kosovo

The "Life in Kosovo" TV
debate discussed the tender for the second mobile phone operator in Kosovo.
BIRN Journalists Spend Time at Top Magazine

BIRN Journalists Spend Time at Top Magazine

Two BIRN correspondents from Montenegro, Bojana
Stanisic and Nikola Doncic, spent ten days in Belgrade, between November 3 to
14, attending an investigative journalism programme organised by the respected
weekly magazine Vreme.
BIRN Visit to South Serbia

BIRN Visit to South Serbia

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.

Diplomats Interviewed for "Life in Kosovo"

Diplomats Interviewed for “Life in Kosovo”

The positions of the American, Russian and French governments on Kosovo’s final status will be featured in a special edition of the BIRN-organised RTK programme “Life in Kosovo” tonight, Friday, November 10, at 20.20. The show will feature interviews BIRN Kosovo director Jetta Xharra conducted with Richard Holbrooke, the ex-US envoy to the region; and Frank Wisner, Andrei Dronov and Thierry Reynard, the current US, Russian and French envoys in Kosovo, respectively.

"Life in Kosovo" debated festivals

“Life in Kosovo” debated festivals

The second BIRN-organised RTK debate on cultural topics dealt with local festivals.

Since 1999, a number of cultural festivals have been organised, most of them traditional. Organisers’ main complaint is lack of funds.

BIRN Celebrates First Anniversary

BIRN Celebrates First Anniversary

BIRN marked its first year of operation on November 9 with a reception at its Bosnia and Herzegovina office. Regional director Grodana Igric updated BIRN supporters and partners on the network’s achievements over the past twelve months.

Journalists from Serbia on London Study Tour

Journalists from Serbia on London Study Tour

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 Doc Screened in Washington DC

BIRN Doc Screened in Washington DC

The BIRN documentary “Kosovo: Does Anyone Have a Plan?” was screened at the US Institute for Peace in Washington DC on October 27.

"Life in Kosovo" Celebrates First Anniversary

“Life in Kosovo” Celebrates First Anniversary

A year after it first went on air, the BIRN-organised "Life in Kosovo"
current affairs TV debate is now one of the most watched programmes in
the region.
BIRN Documentary screened at Columbia University

BIRN Documentary screened at Columbia University

The TV documentary Does Anyone Have a Plan, produced by BIRN, was screened at the Harriman Institute at Columbia University in New York on October 23.

Media Im Pakt grant

Media Im Pakt grant

Media Im Pakt has donated funds to assist BIRN in preparing for the launch of a business newsletter, which will be available to readers on a subscription basis next year. BIRN is currently identifying local journalists and commentators to contribute to the publication.

BIRN launches project in Albania

BIRN launches project in Albania

As part of efforts to widen the regional scope of its project
activities, BIRN organised two-day workshop on October 4 and 5.
Research for New BIRN Publication

Research for New BIRN Publication

Please help us craft the content of a new BIRN publication on the Balkan
investment scene, Balkan Investment Insider, by filling out this questionnaire
. A fortnightly, subscription-based
newsletter, this unique title – drawing on the expertise of local economics
and financial analysts – will focus on opportunities and risks in the region.