Vision and Mission

The BIRN Network aims to build and strengthen media capacity in the Balkans.

BIRN Vision:

Balkan societies uphold democratic values allowing citizens equal opportunities to make informed choices and hold governments accountable.

BIRN Mission:

BIRN strives to empower people to access their rights, by providing accurate and relevant information and creating opportunities for them to participate in democratic processes.

Through high quality reporting and creating a pool of skilled journalists BIRN examines and scrutinises key processes, steers debates and provides the public with impartial and reliable information. BIRN Network also monitors and advocates for the transparency and accountability of public institutions and enables CSOs and citizens to influence decision-makers.