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