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

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

Summary

During 2020, new legal and strategic documents are expected to be adopted in Serbia reshaping media landscape in a digital environment.
Internet and new technologies are the principal transformers of the media sector that bring important change to the ways of informing citizens. Development is based not only on new technologies that are accelerated by the innovation in IT industry (programmes for creation of databases, virtual reality, video, podcast, video 360) but also on new policies focused on internet governance that have a strong impact on the media industry. Only on the European level new directives on copyright, personal data protection were adopted, the directive on AVMSD is in the process of being amended. At the global forums, regulation of internet and internet governance are the most important topics the media industry is dealing with. This issue is especially important for developing countries (or those in transition, as it is the case with Serbia) and which stayed marginalised so far. Above-mentioned issues, BIRN intends to explore and put in a local context, thus counterbalancing the lack of meaningful debate in Serbia.
Media Strategy and other national initiatives, such as Digital Serbia, do not recognize the liaison between media development and internet governance. In such an environment, internet governance policies could be considered as an additional responsibility which has been imposed on media, but as well as an opportunity to overcome or bypass the current deficiency of media regulation.
BIRN will conduct research in order to formulate policy position and strengthen role of media in upcoming processes. With this project, we are aiming to contribute to a new rethinking of media policies and media development.

Donor: Open Society Foundation, Serbia

Information Sheet

Main Objective

Raising involvement of the media industry in a public debate on new development policies and internet governance issues.

Specific Objectives

The initiative is intended to support CSOs in Serbia to test, evaluate and scale their advocacy initiatives in a more strategic way.

Target Groups

Media professionals, decision-makers, state institutions representatives, media managers, journalists, CSOs, IT and telecommunication organisations and institutions

Main implementer

BIRN Serbia

Raising Critical Awareness on Internet Governance in Albania

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).

Summary

Through this project, BIRN Albania aims to involve the media stakeholders in the public debate on the place of the media in new Internet governance policies. Digitization and the Internet have a strong influence on the media because, on the one hand, they are powerful drivers of development, on the other hand, social networks and similar platforms endanger their survival, making them less socially relevant and endangering their business model and economic survival. Nevertheless, these substantive changes are little discussed in professional media circles, and in particular lack systematic data and thorough research to trigger debate. This initiative is 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).

Information Sheet

Main Objective:

Through this project, BIRN Albania objective is to contribute to a new reflection on media policies and media development related to internet governance in the country.

Specific Objective:

Reviewing the current landscape of Internet governance in Albania, including various existing legal, technical, corporate, and human rights initiatives relevant to journalism and media, and explore the primary issues and processes that overlap between media development and Internet governance;

Increasing critical understanding and public debate on how internet governance related policies and practices can influence media professionalism and development.

Donor:

European Commission/ Delegation of the European Union to Albania

Investigative Journalism on EnvironMEntal Issues, with Citizens’ Engagement

BIRN Hub

The project aims to strengthen investigative reporting capacities and public interest in topics related to environmental protection in Montenegro.

Summary

The project aims to strengthen investigative reporting capacities and public interest in topics related to environmental protection in Montenegro, while increasing the amount of quality media content related to relevant EU negotiation chapters (Chapter 27, as well as 23 and 24).


Donor

EU Delegation in Montenegro

Main Objective

Project’s goal is to strengthen participatory democracy and the EU integration process in Montenegro by empowering and stimulating an enabling professional and financial environment for pluralistic media.


Specific Objectives

It also aims to foster independent and investigative journalism in order to generate quality media content, both for national and local media, in areas related to Montenegro’s European integration process.


Main Activities

The project will help inform the public about the most important issues related to Montenegro’s further EU integration, but also allow people to get directly involved through a newly-designed web platform that will enable them to become active citizens and amateur journalists (citizen reporters) by reporting on local environmental issues.

Target Groups

Media and journalists from Montenegro, CSOs, state institutions, EU representatives, public.


Main Implementer

Center for Investigative Journalism Montenegro, CIN CG


Partners

BIRN, Weekly Monitor

Regional Robin Hood

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.

Summary

By producing documentaries that investigate and present social and economic issues in the region, the project “Regional Robin Hood” aims to reveal systemic inequity and discrimination in the Western Balkans (WB).


Donor

Rockefeller Brothers Fund, National Endowment for Democracy


Main Objective

The project “Regional Robin Hood” aims to reveal inequalities and discrimination in the Western Balkans, seeking to amplify citizens’ perspectives and experiences with transitional injustice and cross-border regional issues.


Specific Objectives

  • To foster greater public awareness and focus on issues that would create pressure on political elites across the region to deal with local and regional problems.     .
  • To inform citizens about some of the causes and consequences of identified issues that affect their lives.
  • To enable public dialogue and encourage citizens’s engagement in reporting about their daily problems.


Main Activities

Through the project will be produced 25  documentaries in the pilot attempt to regionally connect  productions from five WB countries to investigate and present the social and economic issues from a different angle – revealing their consequences on the everyday life of citizens. The product is a regional derivative of a popular series successfully broadcasted in Montenegro for 11 years in the period from 2006 to 2018 (410 one-hour long TV social series). Each show will consist of five 12-minute stories of citizen reported problems ranging from corruption to social injustice and lack of transparent institutions. It is original independent production initiative that includes NGO 35mm Montenegro as a leading partner, Balkan Investigative Reporting Network BIRN that will cover Kosovo, Bosnia and Serbia and the Center for Investigative Journalism SCOOP-Macedonia to cover Northern Macedonia.

Target Groups

Journalists, media professionals, editors, the expert community.

Main Implementer

35 mm, Montenegro

Highlights

BIRN Hub, BIRN Kosovo, Center for Investigative Journalism SCOOP (Noth Macedonia)

Reporting Democracy

BIRN Hub

Reporting Democracy is a cross-border journalistic platform dedicated to exploring where democracy is headed across large parts of Europe.

Summary

In addition to generating a steady stream of features, analysis and interviews by our own correspondents, we support local journalists by commissioning stories and providing grants for in-depth features and investigations.


Donor

ERSTE Foundation


Main Objective

The overall goal is to establish an international journalism network and distribution platform aimed at strengthening the capacity of media to report systemically on populist, authoritarian and other illiberal trends in V4 and WB countries, thus contributing to public understanding of these trends and their consequences.


Specific Objectives

  • Create a networking and granting scheme for journalists from the V4 and WB regions.
  • Set up a journalistic network that will enable them to explore populist and authoritarian phenomena in depth, locally or through cross-border collaboration, and to communicate their findings to as wide a section of the public as possible through multiple channels.


Main Activities

RD Launch Event – Reporting Democracy Conference in Budapest

Around 100 journalists, academics and activists gathered for the May 31 Reporting Democracy Conference, held to mark the launch of the initiative.

  • Correspondents’ Network:

For the project, BIRN has recruited one correspondent/coordinator in each V4 country: the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia. This model is based on BIRN’s experience and lessons learned from developing the network in the Balkans. It ensures a consistent local media presence and helps guarantee the visibility, quality and relevance of journalistic production.

Correspondents/coordinators are accomplished early-to-mid-career journalists engaged on a part-time basis, delivering articles in various genres – interview, analysis, feature, multimedia, et cetera. Articles are published by BIRN on a special page created for this project. They are made available for republication by the ERSTE Foundation and are offered for syndication to media partners in the V4, Balkans and beyond. (BIRN has over 100 established media partnerships in the WB region and internationally.)

BIRN will later expand the network from the core group of journalists.

  • Story grants:

Three open calls are planned for journalists interested in reporting on illiberal tendencies and becoming members of the network.

Reporting Democracy offers a limited number of reporting grants to journalists in Central, Eastern and Southeast Europe to pursue in-depth features or investigations on issues affecting democracy in Visegrad Four countries and the Balkans.

Grants are available for individual journalists or teams with ideas for in-depth features or investigations with a substantial cross-border element.

  • Annual round-up report and public debate:

The editorial team will prepare an annual round-up report marking key trends, actors and events in the targeted countries. The annual round-up will give a comparative overview of key trends and developments throughout the targeted countries, all related to illiberal tendencies, and serve as a basis for cross-regional debate. The debate will feature advisory board members, project partners and journalists that have participated in the programme in the past year.

Target Groups

Journalists, media professionals, editors, the expert community.

Main Implementer

BIRN

Highlights

Opening Conference in Budapest

Mapping Digital Freedom Violations

BIRN Hub

The project aims to provide accurate information about digital threats, monitor changes, raise awareness and issue policy recommendations.

Summary

In cooperation with the SHARE Foundation, BIRN will determine who the key players are when it comes to disinformation and propaganda in Southern and Eastern Europe (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Hungary, North Macedonia, Romania and Serbia) through establishment of a Digital Monitoring database, continuous monitoring of digital threats and reporting on digital freedom violations.


Donor

Civitates


Main Objective

  • Monitoring

Organisation of training to boost the skills of 15 people who will conduct online monitoring of violations of digital rights and freedoms  (1 – 3 months).

The creation of comprehensive/result-oriented methodology and procedures for monitoring will be created, ensuring a successful monitoring process (3 – 5 months).

The newly-trained monitors will monitor the biggest violations of digital rights in Southern and Eastern Europe (6 – 18 months).

  • Design and Creation of Digital Monitoring Database (2 – 6 months).

The Digital Monitoring database will contain cases of violations of digital rights and freedoms, with descriptions of cases and corresponding sources. Monitors will map digital threats, identifying trends and assessing whether there are legal consequences to the threats. The database will be part of the broader BIRN Investigative Resource Desk, which is an online resource platform for investigative journalists.

  • Publishing (1 – 18 months)

One cross-regional report will be published, using the collected data to identify trends in digital violations and freedoms. Five regional investigative stories will be produced by BIRN journalists on digital rights and information warfare in a regional context.

  • Promotion Event (18 months)

The project envisages organisation of an event for the promotion of the cross-regional report, and an open debate where representatives of regional stakeholders will participate.


Specific Objectives

A key goal is to use the experience of producing the monitoring database, along with SHARE Foundation’s standardised rules for categorising violations of digital rights and freedoms, in other countries. This will be useful to target groups for emphasising the importance of the use of technology to highlight social issues, especially in countries and regions without a good human rights record.

Finally, the initiative aims to inform broader society about real digital threats and the ways in which digital rights can be violated, contributing to the overall fight against disinformation.

Target Groups

The project will target the general public in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Hungary, North Macedonia, Romania and Serbia.


Main Implementer

BIRN


Highlights

BIRN and SHARE Join Efforts to Counter Digital Freedom Violations

Outputs:

  • 15 monitors trained to track and report on digital freedom violations in the targeted countries
  • 1 digital database created and launched
  • 1 cross-regional report produced and published
  • 5 investigations produced and published

1 closing event for the presentation of the cross-regional report and overall project impact

Partners

BIRN and SHARE Join Efforts to Counter Digital Freedom Violations

Outputs:

  • 15 monitors trained to track and report on digital freedom violations in the targeted countries
  • 1 digital database created and launched
  • 1 cross-regional report produced and published
  • 5 investigations produced and published

1 closing event for the presentation of the cross-regional report and overall project impact

Advocating Transparency in Kosovo’s Judicial System

BIRN Kosovo

In close cooperation with JSSP, BIRN Kosovo and Levizja FOL aim to improve efficiency, transparency, and accountability at all levels of the judicial system. This will be achieved through various activities, including montioring of courts, publishing of inforgrapics, articles, and reports on the courts’ performance, as well as organizing roundtables, TV shows, and designing PSAs.

Summary

In close cooperation with JSSP, BIRN Kosovo and Levizja FOL aim to improve efficiency, transparency, and accountability at all levels of the judicial system. This will be achieved through various activities, including montioring of courts, publishing information (articles, reports and inforgrapics ) on the courts’ performance, as well as organising roundtables and TV shows.

Information Sheet

Donor:

USAID’s JSSP Program (Justice System Strengthening Program)

Main Objective:

This project aims to strengthen the judicial system by promoting transparency, accountability, and efficiency.  Through the activities presented below, we aim to effectively achieve the objectives determined by JSSP.

Specific Objectives: 

  1. Judiciary’s compliance with key transparency and accountability commitments monitored and promoted;
  2. An empowered and informed society with regards to the courts’ operating activities, challenges, competences, and limitations, and an increased level of public trust in the integrity of judicial institutions;
  3. An increased level of civic participation and engagement in promoting transparency and accountability within the judicial system;
  4. An increased level of court spokespersons’ reporting skills with regards to the publication of final court decisions;
  5. An increased efficiency level of the judiciary system to better solve the high-profile cases related to crime and terrorism.

Main Activities:

  1. Monitor the publication of court decisions in Kosovo Judicial Council (KJC) web portal
  2. Publish 3 analytic articles and 14 infographics, accompanied with 14 short articles, in KALLXO.com and Levizja FOL’s platforms about the progress in publishing court decisions and case solving statistics
  3. Publish a final report per cycle on the progress of publishing of court decisions in a multi-stakeholder roundtables with the purpose of generating public discussion
  4. Announce “The Most Transparent Court” at the end of each cycle
  5. Monitor the disciplinary complaints filed against judges and the subsequent decisions of KJC and publish a 9-month report
  6. Monitor and report on the number of final decisions of parallel courts that have been validated
  7. BIRN Kosovo will broadcast 3 TV shows tackling issues related to this project, and design and broadcast an informative PSA on the publication of court judgments

Target Groups:

Relevant actors in the judiciary system, media, and society in general.

Main implementer:

BIRN Kosovo

Partners:

Levizja FOL (SPEAK Movement)

Kosovo Society Dialogue: Town Hall Debate Series

BIRN Kosovo

During the 2018 United Nations Trust-Building Forum, held from 6 to 8 May in Ljubljana, Slovenia, more than 120 participants representing a broad cross section of Kosovo society, including civil society, media, youth leaders and municipal leadership from both majority and non-majority communities, met to exchange perspectives on building trust for a more peaceful and inclusive society

Summary

During the 2018 United Nations Trust-Building Forum, held from 6 to 8 May in Ljubljana, Slovenia, more than 120 participants representing a broad cross section of Kosovo society, including civil society, media, youth leaders and municipal leadership from both majority and non-majority communities, met to exchange perspectives on building trust for a more peaceful and inclusive society. Participants shared their experiences on how to resolve issues of common concern and their ideas for workable and practical solutions to issues affecting their lives. The experience of the Forum highlighted the value and need for similar exchanges that bring together diverse views in a solution-oriented manner.

Providing opportunities for increased solution-oriented journalism in Kosovo is an important means for advancing this aim as it focuses on rigorous coverage of responses and potential solutions to problems. It is not about just endorsing a specific solution, but rather about the reporting of potential strengths and responses to problems alongside the problems themselves – not only looking at what has happened but also at ways to improve the future.

Information Sheet

Donor:

UNMIK

Main Objective:

One of the project objectives is to have strong engagement of youth as audience members and discussants in the panels. A key premise of the project is that the future cannot be shaped or discussed without active youth participation.

Specific Objectives: 

Town Hall discussions have been designed to address the following objectives:

  1. To amplify the voice, the people, men and women from a diverse cross-section of Kosovo society, and to provide an opportunity for their constructive engagement in shaping and influencing discussions and decisions of critical importance to their future;
  2. To bring nuance to the issues that directly impact the lives of people through in-depth discussions and dialogue;
  3. To stimulate dialogue and encourage members of different communities to challenge and overcome narratives and stereotypes and to build greater trust;
  4. To broaden and to bring greater transparency and inclusion to current political discussions so that the voice and views of all communities are reflected.
  5. To highlight existing solutions, areas of strength and lessons learned that can empower change-makers to contribute to the progress of the society towards reconciliation and lasting peace.

Main Activities:

Output 1: Dialogue among communities across Kosovo is encouraged and facilitated through the organisation of the Town Hall debates:

Activity 1: Conduct research and mobilise resources

Activity 2: Conduct pre-production preparatory works for the Town Hall Debates

Activity 3: Informing the audience on the upcoming themes for Town Hall Debates

Activity 4: Production and Post-production of Vox Pops

Activity 5: Production of Town Hall Debates

Output 2: Dialogue among communities is promoted across Kosovo

Activity 1: Post-production and broadcasting

Activity 2: Promotion of the debates through social media channels

Target Groups:

The target audience of these debates are the people of Kosovo, along with institutions and the international community who benefit from hearing the problems of various communities, and the solutions that they offer based on their own lived experiences.

Highlights:

The Town Hall debate series use a more advanced format compared to the aforementioned debates, bringing people from all communities with diverse demographics to participate more actively in a society-wide inclusive and informed dialogue about their future, and on various topics that directly affect their lives and Kosovo’s path towards reconciliation and sustainable peace.

Main implementer:

BIRN Kosovo

Europeanisation of Kosovo’s Environmental Agenda

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.

Summary

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.

Information Sheet

Donor:

European Union Office in Kosovo

Main Objective:

The main objective of this project is to foster proactive participation of civil society in Kosovo, in policy and decision making, on energy efficiency, environment, and its impact on health, in order to bring environmental policies closer to the EU acquis.

Specific Objectives: 

  • Specific Objective 1: To enhance CSOs’ and local media capacities to promote energy efficiency, renewables, health, and environmental policies;
  • Specific Objective 2: To strengthen the partnership and dialogue between CSOs, media, and public institutions in the energy sector through public discussions and combined efforts in addressing citizens’ needs;
  • Specific Objective 3: To raise citizens’ awareness, particularly among school-children, on the importance and benefits of healthy choices in energy, food, renewables, and environmental protection.

Main Activities:

  1. Capacity building of at least 50 local CSOs/citizen groups, with a special focus on advocating for energy efficiency and environmental provisions throughout Kosovo
  2. Organize two workshops with 30 journalists that focus on improving knowledge and reporting on energy efficiency, health benefits of renewables and good environment, who will publish 30 stories on local and national level media
  3. Establish and award 6 journalistic prizes in two years on best stories on energy efficiency, environment and health effects of the environment.
  4. Organize two annual ENERGY EFFICIENCY DAYS (EED)
    • Two energy themed conferences
    • One regional conference
    • One international conference
    • Two youth mobilization activities,
    • Publication of two position papers on energy efficiency, environment & health
    • Two media campaigns that include televised debates at national & local level and articles that highlight findings of policy papers produced as a result of this project.
    • Four dialogue meetings with about 200 high school & university students overall on the promotion of best energy efficiency/environmental practice.
  5. Monitoring the compliance of national and secondary legislation with Energy Community Treaty requirements and EU Acquis (Chapter 15, 27)
  6. Advocacy activities/regular meetings with public officials (Parliamentary Committees, Ministries, municipalities & regulatory bodies);
  7. Journalistic reporting and analysis on energy/environmental issues resulting in about 50 articles, analysis & TV programmes;
  8. One documentary on energy/environmental/health issues broadcast on TV and promoted widely through social media.
  9. Environmental education in 20 primary schools on these topics.

Target Groups:

  • Civil Society Organizations – 50 local CSOs for Capacity Building Trainings, including minority organizations
  • Youth – 20 primary schools for the Project’s environmental education program; 250 youth volunteers engaged in environmental education programmes
  • 200 high school and university students
  • Media – 30 journalists for the Project’s workshops, and journalists overall
  • Local and national authorities, legislators, policymakers
  • Western Balkans CSO and media
  • Wide public

Main implementer:

BIRN Kosovo

Partners:

CEE Bankwatch Network, Environmentally Responsible Action Group (ERA), Independent TV Network (Mreza)

Institutional Support

BIRN Kosovo

Enhancing public participation in decision making processes by improving accountability and transparency of public institutions in Kosovo.

Information Sheet

Summary:

BIRN Kosovo aims to provide momentum to the consolidation of democracy in Kosovo, by fostering an environment of transparency and accountability as the cornerstones of sustainability. In this regard, we seek to utilize professional, balanced, and objective information through media channels, thus helping reduce barriers to internal stability and keeping the powerful accountable. BIRN Kosovo also utilizes an established arm of monitoring public institutions, and regularly reporting on their work. This includes encouraging public debate, in which transparency is sought from public officials who are held to account for their performance. BIRN team produces regular news stories, investigations, analysis and debate shows for TV broadcast. The team also publishes online news and analysis, feature stories and investigations. In this regard, we also publish and broadcast reports that result from the monitoring of the courts, judicial system, public procurement and public services

Donor:

MOTT Foundation

Main Objective:

Enhancing public participation in decision making processes by improving accountability and transparency of public institutions in Kosovo.

Specific Objective:

Combining hard-hitting journalism and civil activism to encourage people to be informed and engaged in this critical period of Kosovo’s history

Main Activities:

Investigative Reporting

  • Production of the televised programme, Life in Kosovo; on current affairs;
  • Production of the weekly televized programme, Justice in Kosovo;
  • Publication of Prishtina Insight and Balkan Insight
  • Gazeta Jeta në Kosovë newspaper
  • Training and on-the-job training;
  • Monitoring of public services, public administration and public procurement;
  • Publications and Roundtables;
  • Media element: Publications and Broadcasting;
  • Cooperation with other organizations and local NGOs to follow all  significant cases and send complaints for the ill practices in the public services to all relevant institutions.

Target Groups:

The groups that BIRN targets through its activities are mainly political representatives and public service institutions with a focus on courts, health and education structures, under-represented communities, local and regional civil society organizations and media institutions.

Specifically, the beneficiaries include: the audience of about 350,000 who watch the TV programs produced by BIRN Kosovo (Life in Kosovo and Justice in Kosovo); judges and prosecutors who will be getting detailed reporting on the monitoring of their trials, analyzing their work and recommending areas for improvement; journalists, monitors, researchers and civil society activists who participate in BIRN workshops envisaged to take place within two years time; over 26 Kosovo municipalities which will have their court, education and healthcare services monitored; approximately 1,000 speakers, interviewees and panellists from businesses, the political sphere, culture, health, etc., communities who will participate in BIRN Kosovo programs yearly, namely policy makers, political representatives, civil society activists and marginalized social and ethnic groups including women, youth, ethnic minorities, sexual minorities, religious minorities, and disabled persons; about 70 speakers and panellists representing more than 30 local civil society organizations; local politicians and the local population that participate and watch BIRN Kosovo local governance and election TV debates; the international community living in Kosovo and the region, who read Prishtina Insight and Balkan Insight content produced by BIRN Kosovo in cooperation with BIRN regional office.

Highlights:

2,100 written articles covering issues of public administration, public procurement, and public services related to municipal debates organized during the electoral campaign, covering different promises and public statements delivered by public officials, also covering issues of public services and management of public funds 364 articles with fast facts published on a general overview of the situation in the municipalities and local governance of Kosovo

79 long articles published related to the Brussels-facilitated dialogue between Kosovo and Serbia.

Main implementer:

BIRN Kosovo

Partners:

Local partnerships:

  1. Radio Television of Kosova;
  2. Internews Kosova;
  3. Crossing Bridges Productions;
  4. Institute for Advanced Studies, GAP;
  5. Advocacy Training and Recourse Centre;
  6. Kosova Democratic Institute, KDI;
  7. Fol 08 Civic Initiative;
  8. Media Center in Gracanica;
  9. TV Opinioni (Prizren);
  10. TV Syri (Gjakova);
  11. TV Vali (Gjilan);
  12. TV Dukagjini (Peja);
  13. Radio FushëKosova;
  14. Radio Gorazhdevac;
  15. Nansen Dialogue Mitrovica;
  16. Initiative for Progress, NGO (Ferizaj);
  17. Caritas (Mitrovica);
  18. Syri i Vizionit (Peja);
  19. Community Building Mitrovica, CBM;
  20. Forum for Civic Initiative;
  21. Kosovar Institute for Journalism and Communication;
  22. Institute for Advanced Studies – GAP;
  23. Group for Legal and Political Studies, GLPS;
  24. Dokufest;
  25. Institute for Development Policy – INDEP;
  26. Iniciativa Ambientale për Zhvillim Lokal – IAZHL;

Regional partnerships

  1. Youth Initiative for Human Rights;
  2. B92 Television;
  3. BIRN Albania;
  4. BIRN Serbia;
  5. BIRN Macedonia;
  6. BIRN Bosnia and Hercegovina;
  7. TV Aldi, Presheve.

International cooperation and partnerships

  1. National Institute for Democracy, NDI;
  2. Global Radio News;
  3. Jane’s Defence Weekly;
  4. Investigative Journalism School;
  5. International Debate Association;
  6. Columbia School of Journalism;
  7. Safer World;
  8. Dart Foundation;
  9. Frontline Club;
  10. Youth Project of the World Bank;
  11. Balkan Sunflowers;
  12. BBC Training Centre.