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Twenty Regional Journalists Trained at Palic

Twenty Regional Journalists Trained at Palic

Journalists from across the Balkan region attended a BIRN-organised investigative journalism training seminar at Lake Palic between August 21 -24.



BIRN Bulgaria workshop on analytical journalism

BIRN Bulgaria workshop on analytical journalism

Albena Shkodrova, Director of BIRN Bulgaria, will hold a workshop on analytical journalism on September 20-21 in Sofia. It will be part of a long-term course for Roma journalists-in-training organized by the Access Foundation.
Balkan Insight To Expand in Croatia

Balkan Insight To Expand in Croatia

Balkan Insight is set to increase coverage of Croatia and the EU integration process now that BIRN’s former regional network director, Anna McTaggart, has began a new position in Zagreb, building a team of contributors. “ Croatia's development is key to the region, not least because it is closest to EU membership,” said McTaggart. Croatian journalists interested in participating in the project should contact [email protected]
BIRN condemns killing of investigative journalist

BIRN condemns killing of investigative journalist

The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network, BIRN, wishes to add its own expression of shock and deep regret to the widespread expressions of outrage that have greeted the news of the killing of Anna Politkovskaya, one of Russia's most outstanding investigative journalists.

BIRN Romania Writers Awarded

BIRN Romania Writers Awarded

Alina Constantinescu and Daniel Ganga, contributors to a BIRN Romania local project, won honorary mentions in a journalism contest organized by the Romanian Center for Resources for Roma Communities for fair reporting on Roma issues. The two reporters are both regular contributors to Divers (www.divers.ro), a weekly online publication covering ethnic minorities issues, edited by BIRN Romania with financial support from the Ethnic Diversity Resource Center in Cluj, Romania.
New BIRN web sites set for launch this autumn

New BIRN web sites set for launch this autumn

BIRN is preparing to launch a new network of web sites in September. It will include a new regional portal, a BIRN Kosovo web site, which will host its TV debates amongst other topics, and BIRN Bosnia and Herzegovina Justice’s Report.

RBF to help capacity-building of BIRN Kosovo and BIRN Serbia

RBF to help capacity-building of BIRN Kosovo and BIRN Serbia

Rockfeller Brothers Foundations has awarded BIRN a two-year grant to build capacity in Serbia and Kosovo and aid BIRN’s regional development and visibility. The grant will boost BIRN Kosovo high-profile local TV debates project, "Life in Kosovo" and BIRN Serbia’s drive to train more journalists in areas with a significant ethnic minority population.

Belgrade Training Workshop for Kosovo Journalists

Belgrade Training Workshop for Kosovo Journalists

BIRN Serbia organised two-day editorial workshop for Serb and Bosniak journalists living in Kosovo on August 27 and 28.

BIRN Bulgaria Opens Office

BIRN Bulgaria Opens Office

BIRN Bulgaria opened a new office at 45 Tsar Simeon Street in Sofia, near the Dundukov Blvd. and Rakovski St. crossing.
Life in Kosovo: Kosovo's Economical Potential

Life in Kosovo: Kosovo’s Economical Potential

Another episode of the BIRN-organised "Life in Kosovo" programme was broadcast on Kosovo public television, RTK, on June 7, looking at economic life in the region.

RTK, Pristina, June 7, 2006.

MONTENEGRO SPECIAL

MONTENEGRO SPECIAL

A special edition of Balkan Insight examining critical issues facing post-independence Montenegro was published on June 23. The edition, Montenegro Special, comprising seven articles by BIRN journalists, followed a four-day workshop on the subject in Budva at the beginning of June, organised by BIRN Serbia

Debate on Custom Service in Kosovo

Debate on Custom Service in Kosovo

A BIRN-organised RTK debate at the Pjeter Budi Institute on July 3 looked at the problems facing the Customs Service of Kosovo, which collects 70 per cent of the revenue of the Kosovo govenment budget.

RTK, Pristina, July 3, 2006.

GRACIJA MAGAZINE FEATURES BIRN BIH BiH

GRACIJA MAGAZINE FEATURES BIRN BIH BiH

The BIRN team was featured in the June issue of the women's magazine Gracija. Entitled “Women lead in Balkan Investigative Reporting Network”, the picture story presented the BIRN BiH team and its Justice Report service which is produced in Sarajevo.

Birn hosts third meeting of court reporters association

Birn hosts third meeting of court reporters association

Members of the Association of Court Reporters who cover the Court of BiH held their third meeting on June 27. A list of proposals and suggestions aimed at improving the outflow of public information from the state judiciary was agreed and will be presented to the Court of BiH.

"JR" editor at media seminar in Sarajevo

“JR” editor at media seminar in Sarajevo

An editor with BIRN's Justice Report, Nidzara Ahmetasevic, spoke at the conference "War crimes and media:
possibilities of establishing trust" held on May 18 and 19 in the Mediacentre Sarajevo.