Programmes

Providing a Safe Environment for Journalists During Protests

Kosovo
January 2022 – December 2022
BIRN Kosovo

Data 4 Fighting Harmful Narratives on the Judiciary

Kosovo
February – August 2022
BIRN Kosovo

Media Strengthening the Rule of Law in Kosovo

Kosovo
December 2021 – December 2022
BIRN Kosovo

This project aims to raise public awareness and enhance the performance of judicial and law enforcement institutions by working for more transparency and accountability in the respective public institutions on cases of corruption, terrorism and violent extremism and, as such, promoting human rights, peace, security and democracy in Kosovo. This will be achieved through monitoring of court hearings, publishing news and reports, broadcasting TV programmes, and contributing with follow-up recommendations. The implementation of these activities is crucial as they present a necessary tool for the judicial institutions in their work to condemn corrupted acts, as well as prevent and counter terrorism and violent extremism.

Protecting and Promoting Labour Rights of Vulnerable Groups in the Labour Market

Kosovo
January 2022 – December 2023
BIRN Kosovo

This project aims to improve the working conditions for vulnerable categories of employees, notably within the private sector, including workplace health and safety for women and men, through the promotion of social dialogue between workers and duty bearers. This will be achieved through activities such as the development of a special section platform to report the violations of labour rights, monitoring and reporting the employment cases where the employees were victims of work injuries, capacity building and training of the duty bearers, capacity building training of the CSOs, journalists and human rights activists, raising public awareness on the Labour Law, the establishment of the consortium of CSOs to advocate for changes in the Labour law, sub-granting awards for CSOs, lawyers, and other registered entities to promote labour rights. These activities will ensure the effective implementation, quality of legal services, and creation of sustainable structures for future work in promoting labour rights.

Promoting Fact-checking Journalism to Combat Fake News and Misinformation in Kosovo

Kosovo
September 2021 – August 2022
BIRN Kosovo

Through the Promoting fact-checking journalism to combat fake news and misinformation in Kosovo project, BIRN Kosovo and its project partners Internews Kosova, the Press Council of Kosovo and FindBug aim to promote fact-checking and bring together a community of journalists, media professionals, media outlets, and young media talents that will raise awareness, recognition and support for professional journalism, thereby helping to build a sustainable democracy. The purpose of this project is to fight fake news and misinformation, provide hands-on training for aspiring journalists and improve public awareness regarding professional journalism by establishing a platform that utilizes public data and fact-checking resources.

Building Bridges of Mutual Understanding and Reconciliation

Kosovo
December 2021 – June 2022
BIRN Kosovo

In the front line – protecting journalists digital safety in the time of crisis

Serbia
BIRN Serbia

The project addresses the lack of adequate response to the rising trend of online harassment, threats, pressures and abuses of journalists in the online sphere.

Digital Rights Action: Enabling Free Flow of Information and Media Integrity

Serbia
January 2021 – June 2022
BIRN Serbia The main goal of the project is to contribute to creating an enabling online environment for the free flow of information, in line with the standards of digital rights and media freedoms.

Are the Public Budgets Misused? Monitoring of State Financing Media Projects

Serbia
June 2020 – April 2021
BIRN Serbia Non-transparent, uncontrolled, and arbitrary allocation of state funds is recognised as one of the most efficient mechanisms of ’soft-censorship’ harming media economic sustainability and, consequently, its independence.

Fellowship for Journalistic Exellence

Western Balkans and Visegrad Four (V4) Countries
2020-2023
BIRN Hub Fellows’ stories are published by BIRN’s Balkan Insight and Reporting Democracy platforms and disseminated widely through our network of media partners in all local languages as well as in English and German.

Paper Trail to Better Governance III

Western Balkans (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia)
February 2020 – January 2023
BIRN Hub Exposing wrongdoings of public institutions, public or private companies, and individuals, through multimedia investigations, in-depth analysis of institutions’ openness to freedom of information requests, and the establishment of an online database.

Supporting Greater Media Independence in the Western Balkans

Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia
2020-2022
BIRN Hub The aim of this project is to strengthen the editorial independence of the media, enabling them to provide citizens with a more diverse range of content, thus encouraging open, informed and active discussion amongst audiences in the six Western Balkans countries.

COVID-19 in Serbia: Information Resilience

Serbia
April – October 2020
BIRN Serbia In the current situation, there is a great demand for punctual, accurate and objective information among citizens. The crisis disclosed the negative impact of disinformation and its influence on spreading panic among citizens.

Promoting and Advancing Investigative Journalism in the Western Balkans

Kosovo
May 2017 - May-2019
BIRN Kosovo Promoting and Advancing Investigative Journalism in the Western Balkans and Strengthening the Capacity of the Organisation.

Solidifying the Resilience of Kosovo’s Current and Future Journalists

Kosovo
January 2020 – December 2021
BIRN Kosovo

The project intends to restore trust in media and maintain news streams that provide objective, fact-checked and professional reporting by bringing together the wider community of journalists and media professionals, media outlets, civil society, young media talent and the public in order to increase awareness, recognition and support for professional journalism as a means of solidifying the foundations of a sustainable democracy in Kosovo.

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