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BIRN Investigation Shortlisted for European Press Prize 2024

BIRN Investigation Shortlisted for European Press Prize 2024

Story looking at European Commission’s proposal to scan for child sexual abuse material online is one of 25 nominations for prestigious award.
BIRN Became Partner of Journalism Cloud Alliance

BIRN Became Partner of Journalism Cloud Alliance

The Alliance was launched on April 17 in Perugia, Italy, to democratize access to data storage and promote collaboration among various stakeholders – and so assist investigative reporting worldwide.
Meet the People Behind BIRN: Behar Mustafa

Meet the People Behind BIRN: Behar Mustafa

Behar Mustafa is a court monitor, researcher and journalist for the TV programme Justice in Kosovo.
Western Balkan Journalists trained for Engaging Citizens in Their Reporting

Western Balkan Journalists trained for Engaging Citizens in Their Reporting

Eighteen journalists from eight different media outlets underwent training to learn innovative methods to engage women, youth and underrepresented demographics, including audiences aged 65 and older, in the creation of high-quality content.
BIRN Kosovo Trains Network’s Journalists in Investigative Skills

BIRN Kosovo Trains Network’s Journalists in Investigative Skills

BIRN HUB and BIRN Kosovo held a two-day training for journalists from the local BIRN offices to boost their investigative reporting skills.
Call for Applications: Financial Support for the Production of Quality, Engaging and Innovative Content for Western Balkans Media Outlets and Journalists

Call for Applications: Financial Support for the Production of Quality, Engaging and Innovative Content for Western Balkans Media Outlets and Journalists

The project Western Balkan Media for Change opens a call for the financial support of individuals, media outlets, associations and other organisations from the Western Balkans through its grants.
Meet the People Behind BIRN: Azem Kurtic

Meet the People Behind BIRN: Azem Kurtic

Azem Kurtic joined BIRN in 2022 as a correspondent from Bosnia and Herzegovina. He started his career in the youth newsroom at Bosnia’s public broadcaster, BHRT, where he covered a range of topics for different radio shows over the course of three years.
BIRN Invites Journalists to join IPI World Congress and Media Innovation Festival in Sarajevo

BIRN Invites Journalists to join IPI World Congress and Media Innovation Festival in Sarajevo

May 2024 congress will gather leaders and media professionals to explore new solutions, foster understanding, and critically assess the media’s role in navigating contemporary crises.
Fellowship 2024: Voices - Call for Applications Open

Fellowship 2024: Voices – Call for Applications Open

We are awarding 10 fellowships to journalists from Central and South-Eastern Europe who have an idea for a story that needs dedicated on-the-ground reporting, in-depth research, generous funding and sustained editorial attention to do it justice.
‘New Wave’, BIRN Albania’s Documentary on Migration, Screened in Tirana

‘New Wave’, BIRN Albania’s Documentary on Migration, Screened in Tirana

New film explores push factors behind latest migration wave from Albania toward the European Union and Britain.
BIRN Albania Wins Landmark FOI Case

BIRN Albania Wins Landmark FOI Case

Verdict forces Qualification Commission to reveal name of private sponsor who paid for vetting institutions staff’s weekend retreat in luxury resort.
Meet the People Behind BIRN: Adelina Ahmeti

Meet the People Behind BIRN: Adelina Ahmeti

From an active basketball player to an awarded journalist who has worked on investigations of many cases that ended with arrests, indictments or dismissals of officials due to corruption – this has been the professional path of 27-year-old Adelina Ahmeti, a BIRN Network journalist working at KALLXO.com.
Call for Applications: BIRN Kosovo Training on Fact-Checking Journalism for Young Journalists

Call for Applications: BIRN Kosovo Training on Fact-Checking Journalism for Young Journalists

In multi-ethnic, post-conflict societies, misinformation has the potential to adversely impact conditions for sustained peace and coexistence among communities and create political strife.
International Free Media Advocates Condemn Cyber-Attack and False Copyright Claims Against BIRN

International Free Media Advocates Condemn Cyber-Attack and False Copyright Claims Against BIRN

International Press Institute, and Media Freedom Rapid Response condemn cyber-attack and false copyright claims against BIRN’’s flagship website Balkan Insight.
BIRN Kosovo publishes report on justice system’s handling of terrorism and corruption cases in 2023

BIRN Kosovo publishes report on justice system’s handling of terrorism and corruption cases in 2023

BIRN Kosovo published the report titled “The Justice System’s Handling Cases with Terrorism and Corruption Charges in 2023”, which is based on the monitoring of the justice system and presents a detailed analysis of how cases of terrorism and corruption are handled by the justice system in Kosovo during 2023.