BIRN Bosnia and Herzegovina News and Events


BIRN BiH Assistant Editor Wins Srdjan Aleksic Award

Haris Rovcanin won this year’s regional award in the ‘Contribution to the Community’ category for his work on the Database of Judicially Established Facts about the War in Bosnia.

Meet the People Behind BIRN: Lamija Grebo

Each month, BIRN introduces you to a different member of its team. For October, meet Lamija Grebo, a BIRN BiH Journalist.

Three-Day Training on Human Rights in Digital Space in Bosnia

BIRN Bosnia and Herzegovina, BIRN BiH, in collaboration with local and foreign experts, held a three-day training in Bjelasnica on human rights and security in the digital space, online violence, content regulation and reporting on those topics. Over 20 journalists and representatives of nongovernmental organisations attended.

Internet Governance Forum Identifies Alarming Trends and Offers Recommendations to Improve Cyber Space in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) remains one of the least equipped countries in the Western Balkans to fight cyberattacks.

BIRN BiH Journalist and Editor Win EU Investigative Journalism Award

BIRN BiH Journalist Lamija Grebo and Dzana Brkanic, BIRN Bosnia and Herzegovina deputy editor, have won second prize of the European Union Investigative Journalism Awards for an investigation based on court verdicts over the past ten years for hate crimes.

EU Awards for Best Investigative Journalism in Bosnia Announced

On October 5, in Europe House in Sarajevo, the winners of the EU Awards for Investigative Journalism in Bosnia and Hercegovina were announced.

Workshop for Sarajevo Canton Teachers on Teaching History from Database of Judicially Established Facts

BIRN Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Institute for Development of Pre-University Education of Sarajevo Canton are organising workshops in October for history teachers at which plans for lessons about the past and a multimedia Database of Judicially Established Facts will be presented.

Internet Governance Forum to Be Held in Bosnia Again

After five years, the Internet Governance Forum is being held again in Bosnia – and, below, you can help select the topics to be discussed by experts in cyber-security and citizens’ rights, representatives of academic community and the media.

BIRN BiH Launches Video Campaign about Missing Persons

Marking International Day of the Disappeared, BIRN Bosnia and Herzegovina has launched a campaign to help raise awareness of the pain of family members of those who disappeared during and after the war.

Digital Rights Training for Bosnian Journalists: Applications Open

BIRN Bosnia and Herzegovina invites journalists, NGO representatives and activists from across Bosnia to apply for a three-day training program addressing topics and cross-cutting issues related to digital rights and freedoms violations in the Balkans.

BIRN BiH Part of Coalition for Freedom of Expression and Content Moderation in Bosnia

Coalition designed ‘to create a free and healthy online environment for all citizens of Bosnia as well as to promote peace through digital technologies’ was officially launched in Sarajevo.

Teachers in Bosnia’s Tuzla Canton to Use BIRN Database of Facts about War

Minister says best way for school pupils to learn the truth about the 1992-5 war is by using BIRN’s ‘high-quality interactive platform’.

BIRN Bosnia and Herzegovina Premieres ‘Four Walls’ Documentary

‘Four Walls’, a film produced by BIRN Bosnia and Herzegovina about pressures on the LGBTIQ community in Bosnia and Serbia, was screened in Sarajevo in cooperation with the Bosnian Pride March.

Federation CEST and BIRN BiH Sign Memorandum to Boost Education on Genocide Denial

The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Judicial and Prosecutorial Training Center of Bosnia’s Federation entity signed a Memorandum of Cooperation on developing an educational programme on genocide denial and hate narratives.

BIRN BiH Gives Database of Facts about War to Sarajevo Canton’s Memorial Fund

Balkan Investigative Reporting Network of Bosnia and Herzegovina, BIRN BiH, has donated the content of its database of judicially established facts about the Bosnian war to Sarajevo Canton’s Memorial Fund, as per a previously signed partnership memorandum, for educational and scientific-investigative purposes, as well as for the establishment of a museum of suffering.

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