News and Events

A History of Problems in Kosovo’s Historic City

What are the responsibilities of Prizren’s future mayor? There are 10 candidates vying for mayor of the second biggest municipality

Ferizaj’s ‘Boxcars’ of Problems

What will Ferizaj’s next mayor face on the first day in office? BIRN Kosovo’s mayoral debate series #DebatPernime (#RealDebates) has

BIRN Hub Explores Media Development Opportunities in Moldova

BIRN Hub representatives discussed media development and capacity development opportunities and partnerships on October 4 and 5 with journalists, media organisations, donors and international organisations in Chisinau, Moldova.

Indictment Raised Against Judge Involved in Bribery

An indictment was raised against a judge in Decan on October 11 following a BIRN and Internews Kosova investigation into an alleged bribery case.

BIRN’s Work Presented to Students in Washington

BIRN Programme Manager and investigative reporter Jelena Cosic gave a presentation to students at the American University in Washington DC on October 9 about BIRN’s work and achievements.

Internews Kosova and BIRN Kosovo Target Youth with Lectures on Preventing Violent Extremism

On October 3 and 4, 2017, BIRN Kosovo and its partner Internews Kosova organized four lectures for high school students in Kosovo to discuss the ills that ideologies of violent extremism cause.

Municipalities Uncovered: New BIRN Macedonia Database Published

Ahead of the October 15 local elections, BIRN Macedonia published ‘Municipalities Uncovered’, a database on the promises and accomplishments of mayors in the 80 Macedonian municipalities plus the capital, Skopje, during their current mandate.

Local election debates: From ‘Life in Kosovo’ to ‘Life in Macedonia’

BIRN Kosovo’s team has been organizing election debates for almost a decade now, and this year, a new location will be tackled: BIRN Kosovo Director and debate moderator Jeta Xharra and her team are applying their format to municipal candidate debates in Albanian-majority municipalities in Macedonia.

BIRN Albania Holds Roundtable on Political Party Finances

The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network in Albania held a roundtable discussion in Tirana on September 27 about the transparency of political party finances, with a focus on the campaign finances in the June parliamentary elections.

Serbian Media Stage Blackout in Defence of Freedom

Around 150 Serbian media outlets and NGOs are temporarily blacking out their websites or going off air on Thursday, in protest against what they see as assaults on the media's freedom.

BIRN Kosovo Co-partners with USAID’s New Initiative to Promote Judicial Transparency

On September 28, a new project aiming to promote transparency in Kosovo’s judicial sector was launched.

BIRN Reporters Trained in Mobile Video Journalism

BIRN Bosnia and Herzegovina and BIRN Serbia journalists, along with colleagues from seven Bosnian newsrooms and students of journalism, attended

BIRN Albania Calls for Investigative Reports on Consumer Protection

Following a roundtable discussion between civil society organisations about consumer protection, the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network in Albania (BIRN Albania) is opening a call for investigative stories.

BIRN Cited in Balkan Media Freedom Reports

BIRN is mentioned in two new international reports on media freedom and the difficulties and dangers that journalists in the Balkans are facing in their work.

BIRN Produces Mayoral Debates for Kosovo’s Upcoming Municipal Elections

BIRN Kosovo, in collaboration with Internews Kosova, has been producing and airing mayoral candidate debates prior to Kosovo’s upcoming municipal elections, set for October 22.