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BIRN BiH Promotes New Press Code

BIRN BiH Promotes New Press Code

BIRN BiH will in March together with the Press Council visit four cities in Bosnia and Herzegovina in order to promote the new press code on journalistic ethics.

BIRN to Hold Regional Event in Belgrade

BIRN to Hold Regional Event in Belgrade

Staff and contributors from throughout the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network will meet from April 12 –15 in Belgrade.

Life in Kosovo Discusses Refugee Returns

Life in Kosovo Discusses Refugee Returns

The upcoming edition of BIRN's Life in Kosovo TV show on March 23 will look at the return of refugees and displaced persons to the territory.

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New BIRN Coordinator Appointed in Croatia

New BIRN Coordinator Appointed in Croatia

Goran Jungvirth has joined BIRN as coordinator for its editorial activities in Croatia. He is currently editor of the business programme Novac on Croatia’s Nova TV, and has previously covered war crimes trials in The Hague as well as domestic politics for various Croatian and international media.
BIRN to Run New Balkan Journalism Fellowship

BIRN to Run New Balkan Journalism Fellowship

A new fellowship programme for young journalists in the Balkans was launched on 19 March 2007, giving ten reporters annually the chance to research in-depth articles for a special publication. The Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence is an initiative of the the Robert Bosch Stiftung and ERSTE Foundation, which will be run in cooperation with BIRN.

Life in Kosovo Debates Visa Issues

Life in Kosovo Debates Visa Issues


On 9 March 2007, BIRN’s televised debate show will address the issue of visas and the numerous difficulties Kosovars have when seeking to travel abroad.

Life in Kosovo will look at the extent to which citizens are informed about procedures for obtaining visas, what diplomatic offices in Pristina offer, whether the territory is to be covered by visa liberalisation policies and who should negotiate for concessions in this regard.

Life in Kosovo Debates Electricity

Life in Kosovo Debates Electricity

The Life in Kosovo show this Friday, 02 March, will discuss electricity in Kosovo, with a particular focus on the new power plant Thermo Central Kosova.

Life in Kosovo debates wave of plagiarism

Life in Kosovo debates wave of plagiarism

BIRN’s Life in Kosovo television show, in its 23 February edition, will look at how key texts published by Kosovo academics and scholars plagiarise others’ work.

With recent cases exposing how medical professors published books passing off the work of foreign authors as their own, the debate will also address more general concerns about the quality of studies at the Public University of Pristina.

Murder of Dusko Kondor condemned

Murder of Dusko Kondor condemned

BIRN condemns the brutal murder of Dusko Kondor, a Human Rights activist from Republika Srpska, and extends its sympathies to Mr. Kondor’s family and friends, as well as colleagues from the Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in Republika Srpska.

Life in Kosovo Discusses Latest Protest

Life in Kosovo Discusses Latest Protest

This week's show on Friday, February 16, features analysis and comment on developments since the February 10 protest in Pristina.

Two people died and over 80 were injured in the violent protest against the UN proposal for Kosovo's final status organised by the Vetevendosje (self-determination) movement.

BIRN Kosovo journalaists appear widely in international media

BIRN Kosovo journalaists appear widely in international media

BIRN Kosovo staff made a number of regional and international media appearances in the last few weeks, in conjunction with the coming out of the plan for Kosovo’s final status.

BIRN BiH director speaks to young activists

BIRN BiH director speaks to young activists

BIRN BiH director Nerma Jelacic on Monday, February 12, held a two-hour presentation for young human rights activists from across the country.
BIRN Bosnia to train journalists in Uganda

BIRN Bosnia to train journalists in Uganda

BIRN Bosnia and Herzegovina will hold a week long training seminar for 16 journalists from Uganda at the end of February.

BIRN BiH director briefs Lebanese students

BIRN BiH director briefs Lebanese students

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.

Balkan Insight Republication Boost

Balkan Insight Republication Boost

Balkan Inisght output for 2006 - 316 articles - was republished 900 times in over 130 local media outlets in the region, including daily, weekly and monthly newspapers and magazines, TV and radio stations, websites and news agencies.