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.
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.
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.
held in Sofia at the end of November, entitled "European Integration
of the Balkan (SEE) States and the Media".
The Norwegian Embassy in Sarajevo has generously provided BIRN BiH with funding to launch the next phase of its Justice Project.
BIRN BiH will this month publish its manual on the War Crimes Chamber in Sarajevo.
coverage of war crimes issues in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2005.
the Balkan region and investigative and economic reporting to form part
of its growing pool of freelancers working on Balkan Insight.
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.
The final edit of BIRN’s documentary film on the regional context for Kosovo status negotiations is now complete.
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.
and Reintegration in Serbia (DTRS) programme to give a public platform to
existing NGO inititiatives in Serbia.
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.
and judicial officials for a presentation and discussion on media and war
crimes trials at a special event on January 30.
The Norwegian Foreign Ministry has generously provided BIRN with funding to support its regional training, reporting and debate activities in 2006.