Programmes

Reporting Qualitative and Reliable Information on the Coronavirus COVID-19 – Continuation

Kosovo
September 15, 2020 – December 15, 2020
BIRN Kosovo

Fake news has vastly increased since the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic and, as a result, has led to the panic of the citizens. Fake news and disinformation entered the cycle of the increased flow of information during the pandemic, which further perplex and obscure the collective action on the prevention of Covid-19. Therefore, through this project, Internews Kosova will continue to provide reliable information, improve the quality of authorities by keeping them accountable for their statements and raise awareness to the general audience regarding the facts related to the virus.

Exposing malpractices of public institutions in Kosovo’s health sector

Kosovo
March 1, 2021 – February 28, 2022
BIRN Kosovo

The project intends to address issues that have arisen with the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, akin the limited capacity of hospitals, corruption growth and the spread of fake news. This will be achieved through identifying, fact-checking and reporting investments in the health sector, accurately reporting from the hospitals, monitoring and reporting on public and private laboratories and reporting of the wrongdoings in the overall health sector in Kosovo.

E-learning: Improve Teachers ‘Presenting and Speaking Skills During E – Learning Process’

Kosovo
August 2020 – April 2021
BIRN Kosovo

Through this project, BIRN Kosovo intends to provide public speaking trainings, online assistance and technical support to teachers prior to e-learning unit filming thus, contributing to the development of the education sector in Kosovo regardless of the challenges imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Town Hall Solutions

Kosovo
February 1, 2021 – June 15, 2021
BIRN Kosovo

The project intends to promote and strengthen accountability and transparency from governmental institutions by addressing political, economic and social issues through a collaborative engaging format, in which members of different communities come together and engage in dialogue with each other. Moreover, it aims to bring together Kosovo’s different communities together through intercommunity dialogue in order to support peace and stability in Kosovo.

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.

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.
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