Programmes

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.

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.

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.

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.

Mapping Digital Freedom Violations

Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Hungary, North Macedonia, Romania and Serbia
2019 – 2020
BIRN Hub The project aims to provide accurate information about digital threats, monitor changes, raise awareness and issue policy recommendations.

Europeanisation of Kosovo’s Environmental Agenda

Kosovo
January 2019 - July 2022
BIRN Kosovo The project intends to reach its aim by creating a partnership based on ‘Triangle Model Advocacy’ by utilising skills and expertise of think-tanks, grassroots organizations, and media, in advocating on crucial energy and environmental issues in Kosovo.

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