BIRN Bosnia and Herzegovina will hold a week long training seminar for 16 journalists from Uganda at the end of February.
Nerma Jelacic, director of BIRN Bosnia and Herzegovina, gave a two hour presentation on post-conflict justice and reconciliation to about 20 students from Lebanon.
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 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.
Aleksandar Vasovic, the Bratislava-based Associated Press correspondent, has been appointed Belgrade-based BIRN editor-trainer.
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.
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.
- 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
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”.
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.
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.