The death of Kosovo’s president Ibrahim Rugova created several vacuums in Kosovo’s political scene – not least in the Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK), the party that he led for 16 years.
The quality of study programmes and the current administrative mess at the University of Pristina, UP, were discussed at a BIRN-organised debate at the university's Philosophical Faculty.
The BIRN-organised "Life in Kosovo" TV debate show, which is rapidly becoming the most popular current affairs programme in the territory, this week took a break from analysing news to examine Kosovars' reaction to the bestselling novel the Da Vinci Code and the recently-aired film based on the book.
On 7 June, BIRN Kosovo broadcasted a debate that dealt with Kosovo's economic development.
BIRN BiH director, Nerma Jelacic, took part in an expert panel at a training session of young Bosnian lawyers in the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina on May 20.
BIRN BiH director, Nerma Jelacic, was a speaker at an international conference in Budapest on May 17.
BIRN BiH is pleased to announce that Open Society Fund in Sarajevo will support its ongoing Justice project.
The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network has received one-year support from the Netherlands. The grant is aimed to help BIRN to create a network of journalists across the Balkans, capable of probing and analysing key transition issues and the process of European integration for policy-makers and the public at large.
Executive Director of the BIRN Regional Network Gordana Igric was a panelist in a discussion on Mitrovica and the final status of Kosovo at St Anthony's College, Oxford University.
The screening of the BIRN TV documentary Does Anyone Have a Plan at the prestigious London School of Economics on May 8 generated a lively discussion on Kosovo's final status.
Gordana, who founded BIRN during her tenure as Balkan Programme Manager at IWPR, will move from her current position as BIRN's Editorial and Development Director to the position of BIRN Regional Network Director.
BIRN staff members Gordana Igric, Ana Petruseva and Jeta Xharra attended a seminar on "Sexual Violence in War" organised by the Dart Centre Europe in Brussels on June 21.