News and Events

BIRN Report Sparks Salary Declaration from Serbian MP

After BIRN Serbia reported on ruling party officials working illegally at the Medical College in the town of Cuprija, one of them, Aleksandar Martinovic, reported his income from the college, admitting he works there.

BIRN Albania Presents Baseline Court Transparency Report

The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network in Albania launched its monitoring report on transparency of courts in Albania on October 30.

Balkan Transitional Justice Initiative Grants for Journalists

The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network is launching a call for in-depth investigative stories on transitional justice themes in the Balkans.

BIRN Serbia Launches Support Programme for Local Media

BIRN Serbia has partnered with Serbian portal Juzne vesti to offer support for seven selected local portals over the next two years.

BIRN Serbia Joins Initiative to Protect Personal Data

BIRN Serbia and more than 40 civil society organisations are calling for the country’s Law on Personal Data Protection to be amended to better protect the public.

BIRN Panelists Discuss Strategies to Rebuild Trust in Media

Some 20 international experts discussed approaches to rebuilding trust in journalism and alternative models of financing media on day two of BIRN’s digital media conference in Macedonia.

Experts Discuss Balkan Media Sustainability at BIRN Conference

The first day of a BIRN Macedonia conference on media sustainability heard a number of speakers exchanging ideas and best practices.

BIRN to Host Conference on Media Sustainability

BIRN Macedonia conference aims to explore both the opportunities and challenges for the digital media in a hyper-competitive age, marked by the exponential rise of social media.

BIRN to Help Boost Public Oversight of Kosovo Institutions

BIRN Kosovo has signed a cooperation agreement with a local think tank and the tax authority to increase public oversight and accountability of Kosovo’s public institutions.

BIRN Holds Investigative Journalism Training for Public Broadcasters

Thirteen journalists from public broadcasters in the Western Balkans met in Belgrade on Friday for the start of an investigative reporting workshop organised by the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network, BIRN.

Journalists Trained for Data Journalism in Montenegro

BIRN, CIN Montenegro and Monitor magazine organised a training course on data journalism for Montenegrin journalists on October 10 and 11 in Podgorica.

BIRN Albania Opens Call for Organised Crime Investigations

BIRN Albania launched a call for investigative stories on organised crime themes on October 10.

BIRN Kosovo Holds Prevention of Violent Extremism Training

BIRN Kosovo held a training course for law students in Ferizaj, Kosovo, on October 5 entitled ‘Forms of Violent Extremism and Reporting on Terrorism Cases’.

BIRN Kosovo’s Human Rights Awards Announced

On October 4, the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network Kosovo, in cooperation with The Advocacy Center for Democratic Culture (ACDC), presented awards for three best journalistic pieces on TV, print or online media as part of its Human Rights Reporting Award Competition.

BIRN Kosovo Holds Discussion on Ombudsperson’s Role

The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network Kosovo and the Centre for Advocacy Democracy and Culture, ACDC, organised a discussion in Peja/Pec on October 2 about the role of the Ombudsperson with regards to issues of public interest.