BIRN Hub News and Events


BIRN, n-ost, Hold Workshop in Ohrid on Environmental and Climate Reporting

BIRN Hub and partner organization n-ost held a workshop from September 20-23 in Ohrid, North Macedonia, on cross-border environmental and climate reporting for 18 journalists from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia.

Open Call: BIRN is Seeking Data/Business Journalists

As part of its new project focusing on Foreign Direct Investment, FDI, in the Balkans, South Caucasus and Central Asia, BIRN is looking for journalists with strong competence in economic issues and experience in data editing and data journalism.

MEPS Quiz Commission on BIRN-Solomon Report on Greek Surveillance Systems

MEPs have submitted tough questions to the European Commission about BIRN’s and Solomon’s report on EU-funded surveillance systems deployed in reception areas in Greece.

Meet the People Behind BIRN: Karla Juničić

Each month, BIRN introduces you to a different member of its team. For September, meet Karla Juničić, Engagement Editor and Coordinator at Balkan Investigative Reporting Network.

BIRN’s ‘Bitter Land’ Mass Graves Project: Call for Contributions

The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network is seeking to commission material about forced disappearances and mass graves in the former Yugoslavia as part of its online mass graves database project, Bitter Land, and for potential inclusion in a forthcoming book.

BIRN Introduces Project to Fight Disinformation in Central Europe Region

Mapping Digital Rights Violations and Fighting Disinformation in Central Europe is an ambitious initiative to fight disinformation and propaganda by creating a unique regional Digital Monitoring database

Applications Open for BIRN Summer School 2022 in Slovenia

Portoroz and its stunning coastline will be the setting for the BIRN’s Summer School for Investigative Reporting this August.

Meet the People Behind BIRN: Nicholas Watson

Each month, BIRN introduces you to a different member of its team. For June, meet Nicholas Watson, editor of Reporting Democracy.

European collaboration to boost media experimentation and innovation

Introducing Media Innovation Europe, an ambitious initiative to energize the European ecosystem for independent and local journalism

BIRN’s Reporting Democracy Opens New Call for Travel and Reporting Programme

BIRN’s Reporting Democracy Travel & Reporting Programme is opening the call for journalists from the Visegrad region who have an interest on reporting from the Balkans to apply for the grant that covers expenses in the chosen field research.

BIRN Funds Projects to Research War Crime Case Archives

BIRN has awarded grants to 13 journalists, historians, artists and activists for projects exploring the archives of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia and domestic courts in ex-Yugoslav countries that dealt with war crimes cases.

Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence — Winners Chosen

Polish journalist Dariusz Kalan was awarded the first prize for the 2020 Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence, at a ceremony held in Vienna on Thursday. The ceremony – delayed because of the pandemic – celebrated the successful completion of the programme.

BIRN and Partners’ two-day Regional Event Celebrates ‘Media for All’ Project

BIRN gathered with grantees, mentors, and partners at the final event in Novi Sad from May 18 to May 19th to share the impact, success stories and lessons learned from the “Media for All” project.

Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence 2022 Launches in Vienna

This year’s Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence was launched with ten journalists attending an opening seminar in the Austrian capital. The Fellows were chosen from almost 100 applicants from the 14 countries covered by the programme.

Meet the People Behind BIRN: Jelena Veljkovic

Each month, BIRN introduces you to a different member of its team. For May, meet Jelena Veljkovic, investigative journalist at BIRN Serbia.

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