BIRN Albania and SCiDEV Publish Study on Chinese Propaganda

New report explores the main narratives of China’s state-sponsored media in Albania at a time when Beijing’s economic and political presence worldwide is growing.

BIRN Albania and SCiDEV Publish Study on Iranian Propaganda

New report looks at Iranian propaganda in the Albanian language, in the context of Iran’s ‘information war’ with the West.

BIRN Albania Publishes Report on False News on Russia’s Aggression in Ukraine

New report warns that false news on the war in Ukraine proliferated in the Albanian-language media in the first eight months of this year.

BIRN Albania Publishes Report on Russian Disinformation

New report maps Kremlin narratives’ reach and impact in Albanian-language media.

BIRN Albania Publishes Report on Women’s Representation in the Digital Media

Balkan Investigative Reporting Network in Albania has published a new report on women’s representation in online and social media during the 2023 local elections in Albania.

BIRN Albania Publishes Policy Brief on Data Processing for Journalists

Balkan Investigative Reporting Network in Albania has published a new policy brief on the regulatory framework on privacy and data processing for journalists.

Annual and Financial Reports – BIRN Kosovo

The Annual Reports provide an overview of BIRN Kosovo's activities throughout the given year. The Financial Reports contain data on BIRN’s finances during a year as audited by an external certified auditor.

Report: Pandemic For Digital Rights

The latest report published by BIRN and Share Foundation sheds further light on the trends in digital rights violations in Central and Southeastern Europe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

BIRN Albania Publishes Report on Internet Governance

The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network in Albania has published a report entitled ‘Internet Governance in Albania and its Role in Media Freedom’.

Media Reporting on Corruption

Organised crime and corruption are regular topics in the Serbian media, but BIRN Serbia’s monitoring, carried out in cooperation with the Centre for Judicial Research (CEPRIS) NGO shows that only a small number of articles reported on the court cases, indicating that the media often do not follow such cases to their judicial conclusion.

Democracy after Coronavirus

Reporting Democracy’s first annual trends report shows that democracies in Central and Southeast Europe need intensive care to survive an unprecedented time of crisis.

Report: From Cures to Curses, Digital Rights During Pandemic

From January 26 to May 26, 2020, during the coronavirus pandemic in Central and Southeastern Europe, the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network, BIRN, and SHARE Foundation uncovered 163 cases of digital rights breaches in Hungary, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia, Romania and North Macedonia, of which 68 were linked to manipulations in the digital environment, while 25 were related to publishing falsehoods and unverified information with the intention to damage the victims’ reputation.

BIRN Investigative Resource Desk

BIRN Investigative Resource Desk (B.I.R.D.) is an innovative interactive platform created for journalists who want to keep up-to-date with the fast-changing world of technology without sacrificing their ethics or the standards of professional journalism.

BIRN Database Shows Bosnia Pays Dear for Officials’ Limos

Unique database compiled over months shows how the cash-strapped country spends millions of euros a year on pricey limousines for government officials.

Western Balkans Have Yet to Embrace Freedom of Information

Liberal-sounding access to information laws – vital for a free media – have yet to bring real transparency to the traditionally secretive countries of the Balkan region, a BIRN report shows.

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