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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.

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 anna@birn.eu.com.
BIRN BiH director at judicial summer school

BIRN BiH director at judicial summer school

BIRN BiH director, Nerma Jelacic, spoke at a regional summer school on Transitional Justice for the judiciary on August 27 in Igalo, Montenegro. The event was organised by UNDP's regional Transitional Justice Programme and included two seven-day training sessions for parliamentarians and the judicial representatives of the region. Jelacic spoke on the complimentarity of truth commissions and criminal justice systems in the region.

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.

Fresh start in Albania

Fresh start in Albania

BIRN Network is preparing to enlarge the group of current investigative teams across the Balkans with journalists and trainees from Albania.
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.

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.



Investigative journalism talk at City University

Investigative journalism talk at City University

Gordana Igric, BIRN Regional Director, lectured about the challenges of investigative journalism in the City University in London on 22 July.

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.

Life in Kosovo Debates Security Threats

Life in Kosovo Debates Security Threats

In the space of five days, four bombs went off in Kosovo, three targeting senior members of the Democratic League of Kosovo, LDK, the biggest political party here.

RTK, Pristina, September 22, 2006

Discussion on Sandzak at the Media Centre Belgrade

Discussion on Sandzak at the Media Centre Belgrade

BIRN Serbia is holding a panel discussion “Political Fallout and Future of Sandzak”, at the Media Centre Belgrade, on Tuesday, October 3, 2006 , at 14:00.

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.
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.
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.