News and Events

Investigative reporting training held in Nis

Investigative reporting training held in Nis

BIRN Serbia and Montenegro held a two-day workshop on investigative reporting on 29-30 October in Nis for Serbian and Albanian journalists from South Serbia.

First TV Debate aired

First TV Debate aired

BIRN Kosovo aired the first in its series of TV debates, “Life in Kosovo,” on October 19 on the public service station RTK.

Training course gets underway

Training course gets underway

IRN Macedonian started its International Standards Reporting course in Skopje on October 17 with six trainees who were selected after testing.

War Crimes Debate in Brcko District

War Crimes Debate in Brcko District

BIRN BiH’s series of Transitional Justice events for civil society leaders continued last week with a round-table debate in Brcko on October 29.

War Crimes Conference

War Crimes Conference

BIRN BiH is organising a conference on November 10 entitled “In Pursuit of Justice: An overview of progress in the transitional justice system of BiH”.

Work on regional TV documentary on Kosovo continues

Work on regional TV documentary on Kosovo continues

Work continues on BIRN’s documentary film project, which explores the regional context for, and consequences of, determining Kosovo’s final status.

BIRN at investigative journalism conference in Budapest

BIRN at investigative journalism conference in Budapest

BIRN was a guest at a regional investigative journalism conference in Budapest on 27-30 October.

Balkan Insight findings confirmed

Balkan Insight findings confirmed

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.

BIRN Serbia and Montenegro and TV B92 cooperate in supporting minority journalism

BIRN Serbia and Montenegro and TV B92 cooperate in supporting minority journalism

To compliment BIRN SaM’s Minority Training and Reporting Project, TV
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.
BIRN Kosovo TV Debate Opens Oxford University Seminar

BIRN Kosovo TV Debate Opens Oxford University Seminar

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.

BIRN Bulgaria Trains Journalists on EU Integration

BIRN Bulgaria Trains Journalists on EU Integration

BIRN Bulgaria Director Albena Shkodrova was a guest speaker at a course
held in Sofia at the end of November, entitled "European Integration
of the Balkan (SEE) States and the Media".
Norway to Fund BIRN BiH Justice Project in 2006

Norway to Fund BIRN BiH Justice Project in 2006

The Norwegian Embassy in Sarajevo has generously provided BIRN BiH with funding to launch the next phase of its Justice Project.

BIRN BiH to Launch War Crimes Legal Manual

BIRN BiH to Launch War Crimes Legal Manual

BIRN BiH will this month publish its manual on the War Crimes Chamber in Sarajevo.

BIRN BiH Moderates War Crimes Debate for Konrad Adenauer Stiftung

BIRN BiH Moderates War Crimes Debate for Konrad Adenauer Stiftung

BIRN BiH director, Nerma Jelacic, moderated a two-day conference on journalists’
coverage of war crimes issues in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2005.
BIRN Seeks Freelance Editors

BIRN Seeks Freelance Editors

BIRN seeks applications from English-language editors with expertise in
the Balkan region and investigative and economic reporting to form part
of its growing pool of freelancers working on Balkan Insight.