A committee has been appointed to judge applications for the Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence and select up to ten journalists to participate in the 2007 programme. Later this year, based on the results of fellows’ research and reporting activities, it will make one journalist a special award to allow further professional development.
Nidzara Ahmetasevic, Justice Report editor, spoke at the Court Presidents Conference organised by the High Judicial and Prosecutorial Council of BiH in Sarajevo on 27 and 28 April.
Following the close on April 27 of the 2007 call for applications to the Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence, its selection committee is set to choose up to ten journalists to participate in this year’s programme.
BIRN's televised debate Life in Kosovo will for the first time on Kosovo television discuss the orientation and ideologies of local political parties.
Jeta Xharra, BIRN Kosovo Director participated in a conference entitled "Ready to Govern: Developing a Strategy for Kosovo's First 120 Days" .
This next Life in Kosovo show will discuss the controversial imposition of Value Added Tax, VAT, on NGOs.
Since January 1, 2007, many humanitarian organisations have been complaining that they are not able to bring humanitarian aid into Kosovo because of the high taxes.
An investigative journalism training workshop for 13 journalists was held in Belgrade from April 13-14, as a part of BIRN's ongoing training courses and annual regional meeting.
BIRN held a panel discussion on Thursday, April 12 in Belgrade on the developing role of Southeast European countries as members of the international community.
A hand grenade exploded early on Saturday 14 April, outside the home of Dejan Anastasijevic, a prominent journalist with the Belgrade-based Vreme weekly, causing damage but no injuries, according to a police statement.
BIRN's televised show Life in Kosovo, in its upcoming edition on April 6, will discuss economic issues and the problems Kosovo will face once its political status is determined.
An investigative journalism training workshop for seven journalists was held in Montenegro from March 30 - April 1 in Podgorica, as part of BIRN’s ongoing Minority Training and Reporting project.
BIRN and the International Criminal Tribunal for former Yugoslavia, ICTY, are organising two seminars on reporting about the work of the ICTY for journalists from Kosovo and Macedonia next week in Pristina and Skopje.