News and Events

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.

"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.

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.
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 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 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.
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.

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.