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"Life in Kosovo" debated festivals

“Life in Kosovo” debated festivals

The second BIRN-organised RTK debate on cultural topics dealt with local festivals.

Since 1999, a number of cultural festivals have been organised, most of them traditional. Organisers’ main complaint is lack of funds.

BIRN Celebrates First Anniversary

BIRN Celebrates First Anniversary

BIRN marked its first year of operation on November 9 with a reception at its Bosnia and Herzegovina office. Regional director Grodana Igric updated BIRN supporters and partners on the network’s achievements over the past twelve months.

Journalists from Serbia on London Study Tour

Journalists from Serbia on London Study Tour

Eight journalists from Serbia are traveling to London in mid-November to take part in a study programme focusing on reporting minority issues, which has been organised by the British Association for Central and Eastern Europe.

BIRN Doc Screened in Washington DC

BIRN Doc Screened in Washington DC

The BIRN documentary “Kosovo: Does Anyone Have a Plan?” was screened at the US Institute for Peace in Washington DC on October 27.

"Life in Kosovo" Celebrates First Anniversary

“Life in Kosovo” Celebrates First Anniversary

A year after it first went on air, the BIRN-organised "Life in Kosovo"
current affairs TV debate is now one of the most watched programmes in
the region.
BIRN Documentary screened at Columbia University

BIRN Documentary screened at Columbia University

The TV documentary Does Anyone Have a Plan, produced by BIRN, was screened at the Harriman Institute at Columbia University in New York on October 23.

Research for New BIRN Publication

Research for New BIRN Publication

Please help us craft the content of a new BIRN publication on the Balkan
investment scene, Balkan Investment Insider, by filling out this questionnaire
. A fortnightly, subscription-based
newsletter, this unique title – drawing on the expertise of local economics
and financial analysts – will focus on opportunities and risks in the region.
BIRN film shows in New York and Washington

BIRN film shows in New York and Washington

Gordana Igric , BIRN Regional Network Director, Jeta Xharra BIRN Kosovo Director and Nerma Jelacic, BIRN Bosnia and Herzegovina Director will attend the screening of “Does Anyone Have a Plan?”, BIRN’s documentary on Kosovo status issues in New York and Washington.

BIRN Romania workshop on ethic issues

BIRN Romania workshop on ethic issues

Marian Chiriac, BIRN Romania Director, held a workshop on Reporting
Ethnic Diversity on October 21-22 in Miercurea Ciuc (central Romania).
Media Im Pakt grant

Media Im Pakt grant

Media Im Pakt has donated funds to assist BIRN in preparing for the launch of a business newsletter, which will be available to readers on a subscription basis next year. BIRN is currently identifying local journalists and commentators to contribute to the publication.

BIRN launches project in Albania

BIRN launches project in Albania

As part of efforts to widen the regional scope of its project
activities, BIRN organised two-day workshop on October 4 and 5.
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.

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.

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.