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Work on regional TV documentary on Kosovo continues

Work on regional TV documentary on Kosovo continues

Work continues on BIRN’s documentary film project, which explores the regional context for, and consequences of, determining Kosovo’s final status.

BIRN at investigative journalism conference in Budapest

BIRN at investigative journalism conference in Budapest

BIRN was a guest at a regional investigative journalism conference in Budapest on 27-30 October.

Balkan Insight findings confirmed

Balkan Insight findings confirmed

The findings of a major investigative report in the September 30 launch issue of Balkan Insight received important confirmation last week, as an official investigation began into six employees of the Serbian interior ministry and three former policemen.

BIRN Serbia and Montenegro and TV B92 cooperate in supporting minority journalism

BIRN Serbia and Montenegro and TV B92 cooperate in supporting minority journalism

To compliment BIRN SaM’s Minority Training and Reporting Project, TV
B92 will host journalists who have undergone BIRN training, with a view
to providing them with further work experience and enhancing minority and
provincial perspectives in national broadcasting.
BIRN Kosovo TV Debate Opens Oxford University Seminar

BIRN Kosovo TV Debate Opens Oxford University Seminar

A discussion on Kosovo’s future at St Antony’s College, Oxford University, opened on 8 December with a screening of the first debate in BIRN’s “Life in Kosovo” TV series, in which a number of high profile politicians answered citizens’ questions on final status negotiations.

BIRN Bulgaria Trains Journalists on EU Integration

BIRN Bulgaria Trains Journalists on EU Integration

BIRN Bulgaria Director Albena Shkodrova was a guest speaker at a course
held in Sofia at the end of November, entitled "European Integration
of the Balkan (SEE) States and the Media".
Norway to Fund BIRN BiH Justice Project in 2006

Norway to Fund BIRN BiH Justice Project in 2006

The Norwegian Embassy in Sarajevo has generously provided BIRN BiH with funding to launch the next phase of its Justice Project.

BIRN BiH to Launch War Crimes Legal Manual

BIRN BiH to Launch War Crimes Legal Manual

BIRN BiH will this month publish its manual on the War Crimes Chamber in Sarajevo.

BIRN BiH Moderates War Crimes Debate for Konrad Adenauer Stiftung

BIRN BiH Moderates War Crimes Debate for Konrad Adenauer Stiftung

BIRN BiH director, Nerma Jelacic, moderated a two-day conference on journalists’
coverage of war crimes issues in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2005.
BIRN Seeks Freelance Editors

BIRN Seeks Freelance Editors

BIRN seeks applications from English-language editors with expertise in
the Balkan region and investigative and economic reporting to form part
of its growing pool of freelancers working on Balkan Insight.
BIRN Sustainability Plans Progress

BIRN Sustainability Plans Progress

As part of BIRN’s development strategy to achieve sustainability by generating income from some elements of its editorial output, Development and Editorial Director Gordana Igric was invited to attend a one-week business plan course organised by the Media Development Loan Fund, MDLF, from 21-26 November.

BIRN Kosovo Documentary Completed

BIRN Kosovo Documentary Completed

The final edit of BIRN’s documentary film on the regional context for Kosovo status negotiations is now complete.

Balkan Voices: What next for Kosovo?

Balkan Voices: What next for Kosovo?

A documentary reflecting the concerns and hopes of Balkan citizens on the eve of crucial talks over the final status of Kosovo is to be screened at the Front Line Club in London on January 9.

BIRN SaM receives Freedom House grant

BIRN SaM receives Freedom House grant

BIRN SaM has received a grant from Freedom House’s Democratic Transition
and Reintegration in Serbia (DTRS) programme to give a public platform to
existing NGO inititiatives in Serbia.
BIRN Kosovo hosts hot debate on violence against journalists

BIRN Kosovo hosts hot debate on violence against journalists

A BIRN Kosovo TV debate aired on January 18 saw police and other public officials argue vigorously with local journalists on the issue of recently increased violence against the latter.