News and Events

Fellowship Selection Committee Appointed

Fellowship Selection Committee Appointed

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.

BIRN BiH at Court Presidents Conference

BIRN BiH at Court Presidents Conference

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.

Fellowship Selection Committee to Judge Applications

Fellowship Selection Committee to Judge Applications

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.

Life in Kosovo Debates Parties

Life in Kosovo Debates Parties

BIRN's televised debate Life in Kosovo will for the first time on Kosovo television discuss the orientation and ideologies of local political parties.

Xharra Attends New York Kosovo Event

Xharra Attends New York Kosovo Event

 

Jeta Xharra, BIRN Kosovo Director participated in a conference entitled "Ready to Govern: Developing a Strategy for Kosovo's First 120 Days" .

BIRN Bulgaria Starts Building Minorities Reporting Network

BIRN Bulgaria Starts Building Minorities Reporting Network

BIRN Bulgaria will conduct a three-month-long minorities reporting project from April 20, 2007. The aim of the project is to address and counter cases of systematic campaigning against minorities and bad journalistic practices, of which Bulgarian media are often crticised. BIRN intends to develop a network of Bulgarian journalists to report on minority issues.
"Life in Kosovo" debates VAT

“Life in Kosovo” debates VAT

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.

Investigative Journalism Training in Belgrade

Investigative Journalism Training in Belgrade

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 Discusses Foreign Policy in Transition

BIRN Discusses Foreign Policy in Transition

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.

Belgrade Journalist Survives Hand Grenade Attack

Belgrade Journalist Survives Hand Grenade Attack

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 trains journalists in Uganda

BIRN trains journalists in Uganda

Over 30 Ugandan journalists have been trained by the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network between March 12 and 16.
"Life in Kosovo" Debates the Economy

“Life in Kosovo” Debates the Economy

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.

Investigative Journalism Training in Montenegro

Investigative Journalism Training in Montenegro

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 to Hold Investigative Reporting Workshop

BIRN to Hold Investigative Reporting Workshop

BIRN’s investigative teams from around the region will meet in Belgrade on April 13-14 to undergo training, review ongoing projects and make further editorial plans.
Seminars on ICTY reporting in Skopje and Pristina

Seminars on ICTY reporting in Skopje and Pristina

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.