News and Events

Justice Report launched in Bosnia

Justice Report launched in Bosnia

BIRN BiH on March 6 launched a specialised news agency, designed to cover war crimes trials before Bosnia and Herzegovina’s State Court.

MDLF Assistance at BIRN Board Meeting Takes Network Forward

MDLF Assistance at BIRN Board Meeting Takes Network Forward

The Media Development Loan Fund generously granted assistance to BIRN at its February 19-22 board meeting, with legal expert Milan Lukic advising on corporate structuring to respond to BIRN’s strategic plans.

Kosovo Documentary in High Demand

Kosovo Documentary in High Demand

Following the final regional premiere of Does Anyone Have a Plan? on February 20 in Sarajevo, BIRN has received dozens of requests for special screenings and debates, as well as television broadcasts.

BIRN SaM Completes Transition Project

BIRN SaM Completes Transition Project

BIRN SaM has successfully completed the implementation of the Democratic Transition and Reintegration in Serbia Project, fulfilling all the obligations and goals defined in the project proposal.

Kosovo: The Minority Perspective

Kosovo: The Minority Perspective

Seven articles were published on June 1, resulting from journalistic training for Kosovo minorities organized by BIRN SaM in northern Mitrovica in April.

BIRN Conducted a Workshop in Budva

BIRN Conducted a Workshop in Budva

BIRN SaM conducted a four-day workshop for ten journalists from around Montenegro.
Marian Chiriac at TVR2

Marian Chiriac at TVR2

Marian Chiriac, BIRN Romania director, was interviewed by Romanian public Television TVR’s second channel TVR2.

BIRN Romania Director Speaks at Bucharest Debate

BIRN Romania Director Speaks at Bucharest Debate

BIRN’s Romania Director Marian Chiriac was a guest speaker at a
Bucharest debate examining conditions for foreign immigrants in Romania.
BIRN Documentary Shown to NATO Political Advisors

BIRN Documentary Shown to NATO Political Advisors

In early May, excerpts from BIRN’s latest documentary “Does Anyone Have a Plan?” were shown at a NATO conference in Skopje, which gathered political advisors from the Balkans to discuss regional issues.

Who leads the LDK?

Who leads the LDK?

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 Studies at Pristina University

The Quality of Studies at Pristina University

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 Da Vinci Code

The Da Vinci Code

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.

Debate on Kosovo's Economic Development

Debate on Kosovo’s Economic Development

On 7 June, BIRN Kosovo broadcasted a debate that dealt with Kosovo’s economic development.

How to Report From Courts Project Ends

How to Report From Courts Project Ends

The "How To Report From The Courts" project of BIRN Bulgaria
successfully ended last week, with participants producing more than 30
articles.
Nerma Jelacic Takes Part in an Expert Panel in the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Nerma Jelacic Takes Part in an Expert Panel in the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina

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.