Programmes

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.

Consortium: ‘For a Resilient Community’

Kosovo
January 2018 - January 2021
BIRN Kosovo

The goal of this project is to contribute towards diminishing both motives and incentives for radicalisation, which can lead to violent extremism. Particularly important is institutions' ability to empower young people and shape societal environment to successfully prevent violent extremism. This includes the social and economic inclusion of returnees, prisoners, and their families.

Promoting the Auditor General/NAO’s Role in Kosovo

Kosovo
January 2020 – December 2021
BIRN Kosovo

The project aims to create incentives for both journalists and the general public to report on legal violations and possible misuses of authority during public procurement processes, including acts of corruption and money laundering. More efficient auditing mechanisms can help bring transparency and accountability, which in turn will help lower corruption and other violations that pose a hugerisk to the good governance.

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.

Under the Spotlight: Capital Investments Projects in Serbia

Serbia
October 2019 – September 2021
BIRN Serbia Promoting institutional transparency and accountability through investigative reporting.

Where is the Place of Media in New Internet Governance Policies?

Serbia
September 2019 – November 2020
BIRN Serbia Raising involvement of the media industry in a public debate on new development policies and internet governance issues.

Raising Critical Awareness on Internet Governance in Albania

Albania
December 2019- May 2020
BIRN Albania This initiative is a part of the project “Towards Improved Labour Relations and Professionalism in the Albanian Media”, funded by the European Commission, represented by Delegation of the European Union to Albania and implemented by the partnership of the Albanian Media Institute (AMI) and the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ).

Investigative Journalism on EnvironMEntal Issues, with Citizens’ Engagement

Montenegro
2020-2021
BIRN Hub The project aims to strengthen investigative reporting capacities and public interest in topics related to environmental protection in Montenegro.

Regional Robin Hood

Western Balkans
September 2019 - May 2020
BIRN Hub and BIRN Kosovo

The project is set to produce 25 documentaries that will regionally connect productions from five Western Balkans countries to investigate and present social and economic issues - revealing their consequences on the everyday life of citizens.

Reporting Democracy

Western Balkans and Visegrad Four (V4) Countries
2019-2020
BIRN Hub Reporting Democracy is a cross-border journalistic platform dedicated to exploring where democracy is headed across large parts of Europe.
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