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BIRN Macedonia Journalist Wins Investigative Story Award

BIRN Macedonia’s story ‘Alive and Well: The Lucrative Business Club around REK Bitola’ by journalist Vlado Apostolov has been awarded best investigative story of the year 2019 by the Macedonian Media Institute, MIM.

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.

BIRN Kosovo, Democracy Plus, Publish New Report on Kosovo Tax Office

The 2019 monitoring report on the Kosovo Tax Administration, TAK, from BIRN Kosovo and Democracy Plus concludes that most of the recommendations from the previous year’s report were fulfilled but also identifies numerous other management and disciplinary problems within the institution.

BIRN Albania Launches ‘Urban Renaissance’ Database

The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network in Albania on December 19 published its comprehensive database of the Urban Renaissance projects financed from 2014 until 2017 by the country’s centre-left government through the Fund for the Development of Regions.

BIRN Launches Updated Map of Balkan War Crime Verdicts

BIRN has published an updated and improved version of its War Crimes Verdicts Map, an interactive tool that offers an overview of hundreds of court rulings on the crimes committed during the 1990s wars in the former Yugoslavia.

New Report Examines Gender Justice in Post-Yugoslav States

The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network and Impunity Watch are launching a new report examining gender equality, transitional justice and the role of the international community in former Yugoslav states.

Annual and Audit Reports – BIRN Hub

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

Court Monitoring Report 2018

A new report by the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network monitored courts and prosecutors in Kosovo and found they are still failing to get adequate results in the fight against corruption.

‘Navigator’ Offers Investigative Journalists Invaluable Tool

New guide supplies Balkan journalists with range of ways to use Open Source Intelligence in their research.

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 on Local Mayors’ Assets

The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network in Albania has published a report entitled ‘Analysis of the System of Asset Declarations of Mayors in Albania’, which evaluates the wealth of the heads of local government units in the country as well as the integrity of the asset declaration system.

BIRN Albania’s Local Government Transparency Monitoring Report

The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network in Albania on April 25 published a national report entitled ‘Local Government Under the Lens of Freedom of Information: A Comparative Monitoring of Transparency Indicators Online and On the Ground’, covering all 61 municipalities in the country from 2017 to 2019.

Report on Public Institutions’ Recruitment Process Problems

Monitoring report entitled ‘Carving up the Pie’ has been produced as a part of the Monitoring of Recruitment Processes of Senior Managing Positions project that BIRN is implementing in cooperation with the British Embassy in Kosovo.

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