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Business Reporting Initiative:  Top Experts Join Editorial Advisory Board

Business Reporting Initiative: Top Experts Join Editorial Advisory Board

A brand new BIRN project, the Business Reporting Initiative, is gathering strength, with leading analysts of Balkan business and economy joining an editorial advisory board.

BIRN BiH director honoured in Japan

BIRN BiH director honoured in Japan

BIRN BiH director, Nerma Jelacic, was one of ten people from around the world who were named peacemakers of the year in Japan.

Life in Kosovo on Final Status Plan

Life in Kosovo on Final Status Plan

BIRN Kosovo will have a live debate tonight, February 2, at 20:30 on UN special envoy Martti Ahtisaari’s plan for Kosovo, which will be revealed in Pristina at 16:00.

AP Journalist Takes Over as BIRN Editor in Belgrade

AP Journalist Takes Over as BIRN Editor in Belgrade

Aleksandar Vasovic, the Bratislava-based Associated Press correspondent, has been appointed Belgrade-based BIRN editor-trainer.

Life in Kosovo Focus on Returnees

Life in Kosovo Focus on Returnees

RTK, Pristina
The BIRN-organised TV show Life in Kosovo on January 26 will turn its attentions on the people who have returned to live in Kosovo.

This programme aims to raise public awareness about issues related to the return and reintegration process, looking primarily at groups of ethnic minorities living in Kosovo.

Life in Kosovo Documentary on Gender Issues

Life in Kosovo Documentary on Gender Issues

The BIRN-organised televised show Life in Kosovo will present “Whose Security?”, a documentary exploring how women in Kosovo have been affected by war and how they now perceive the notion of peace and security in their day-to-day lives.

BIRN Serbia Director Dragana Nikolic Solomon Takes Up OSCE Post

BIRN Serbia Director Dragana Nikolic Solomon Takes Up OSCE Post

Dragana Nikolic Solomon, BIRN Serbia director and editor, is to take up a new
post as Chief of the Media Department at the OSCE mission in Belgrade.
Vacancy for an editor/trainer at BIRN Serbia

Vacancy for an editor/trainer at BIRN Serbia

Requirements:

– Extensive experience in print and/or internet journalism – in particular editing – with an international news focus
– Knowledge of international standards of journalism
– Excellent knowledge of English and ability to edit in English
– Interest in investigative journalism
– Experience in training journalists is an asset

BIRN Romania debate on Hadareni region

BIRN Romania debate on Hadareni region

A BIRN-Romania organised TV debate on the future of the multi-ethnic region
of Hadareni was broadcast on Romanian public television, TVR, on January 4.
BIRN Debates Big Hit with Viewers

BIRN Debates Big Hit with Viewers

In its special New Year’s edition, Koha Ditore, Kosovo’s daily newspaper, ran a short review of the Life in Kosovo debates, saying the show is the “most watched TV programme in Kosovo after the Latin-American soap-operas”.

Reactions to BIRN Debate on Religion

Reactions to BIRN Debate on Religion

A storm of comment was provoked by the BIRN-organised “Life in Kosovo” debate on Islam. Over 70 emails were sent to BIRN after the television show was aired on December 8.

BIRN Contributor Commended for Reporting on Corruption

BIRN Contributor Commended for Reporting on Corruption

Arbana Xharra, a BIRN contributor, won first prize in a journalism competition organised by Kosovo’s Anti-Corruption Agency, AKA, the UN Development Programme, UNDP, and the OSCE mission in Kosovo, on December 11.

Justice Report Editor Receives Recognition

Justice Report Editor Receives Recognition

BIRN Justice Report editor Nidzara Ahmetasevic was honoured at an Italian journalism award ceremony in Rome on December 12.

Nis Workshop for Albanian and Serbian Journalists

Nis Workshop for Albanian and Serbian Journalists

An editorial workshop for six journalists from South Serbia was held from December 8 to 10 at the Nis Media Centre, as part of BIRN’s ongoing Minority Training and Reporting project.

Nis Training

BIRN BiH to run media and war crimes training in Uganda

BIRN BiH to run media and war crimes training in Uganda

BIRN BiH is to extend its successful training model to journalists reporting war crimes issues to Uganda.