Two BIRN reports have been nominated for this year’s Investigative awards from the Independent Journalistic Association of Serbia in the categories for on-line media.
BIRN, CIN Montenegro and Monitor magazine held a training course in Podgorica from April 26-28 for journalists, teaching the investigative skills needed to produce stories covering environmental issues.
The Initiative for Monitoring the European Integration of BiH presented ‘Alternative Analytical Report on the Application of BiH for EU Membership: Political Criteria 2018’ at a press conference in front of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Parliamentary Assembly on April 24.
In 2017, BIRN Network operated in an environment of declining media freedoms and unregulated media markets, where authorities and pro-governmental media outlets pressured members of the Network and its journalists; nevertheless, BIRN received national and international prizes as well as different kinds of informal praise.
Two evaluation workshops, for researchers and local partners in BIRN Serbia’s ‘Public Money for Public Interest’ project, were held from April 19 to April 20 at the Park Hotel in Belgrade.
BIRN’s regional publication Balkan Insight has been quoted in a number of books and international studies on transitional justice, geopolitics, social and minority issues during 2017 and 2018.
A Belgrade court has fined the pro-government tabloid newspaper Informer for publishing untruths about BIRN in Serbia and its editor, Slobodan Georgiev.
BIRN Kosovo organised a discussion on April 11 in Gracanica, bringing together journalists from various ethnic communities in Kosovo – Albanian, Serb, Bosnian – with the aim of increasing cooperation between them.
The 10 participants for this year’s Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence (BFJE) have been chosen.
The BIRN Summer School for investigative journalism will be held from 19 to 25 of August this year in Romania.
A conference organized by BIRN and Internews Kosova on March 28 presented a report with findings on the monitoring of judicial cases in Kosovo that have been targeted in connection with visa liberalization, and the procedures for each case.
Devedesete.net, a website developed with historians from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro and Serbia, has named two films made by the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BIRN BiH) as an important source about the history of the 1990s wars in the former Yugoslavia.
The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network in Albania held a two-day training session in Tirana on March 23rd to 24th, on transparency in health through data journalism.
The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network in Albania held a training session on March 21st in Tirana on the use of multimedia techniques in media advocacy.
BIRN Macedonia on Tuesday won second prize in the prestigious Nikola Mladenov award for investigative reporting.