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Calls Open for EU Investigative Journalism Award

Investigative stories published from January 1 to December 31, 2019, and related to freedom of expression, rule of law, transparency, abuse of power and fundamental rights, corruption and organised crime are welcome to apply.

Don’t Miss the March 10 Deadline to Apply to the Fellowship!

If you have an idea for a big story and want to report it to the highest standard, with top-notch editorial support and a generous expenses budget, apply for the Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence. The deadline for applications is March 10.

Fellowship Welcomes New Selection Committee Member

Wojciech Ciesla, a prominent Polish investigative journalist and editor, has joined the Selection Committee of the Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence, the flagship programme of the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network and Erste Foundation.

In Their Own Words: Why Apply to This Year’s Fellowship?

As the March 10 deadline looms for applications to the Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence, we asked past participants why journalists should apply to this year’s programme.

Tips for a Strong Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence Application

Applications are now open for the 2020 edition of our flagship Fellowship programme. The deadline is March 10.

Montenegro: Call for Investigative Story Pitches

Do you have an idea for a big story in the public interest? Do you want to explore topics relevant for Montenegro? Do you want to report your story to the highest standards, with training and a quality editorial mentoring from the country and the region that let you explore your subject in depth? Would you like your story to be published in the region, translated into English and to reach readers even more widely?

Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence – Call Open

Our flagship Fellowship programme is expanding.

BIRN Investigative Resource Desk

BIRN Investigative Resource Desk (B.I.R.D.) is an innovative interactive platform created for journalists who want to keep up-to-date with the fast-changing world of technology without sacrificing their ethics or the standards of professional journalism.

2020 Resonant Voices Fellows Selected

Thirteen journalists, activists and researchers will spend the coming months exploring the many facets of radicalisation and media manipulation in the EU and neighbouring states as part of the second generation of Resonant Voices Fellows.

BIRN Launches New Investigative Resource Desk Platform

BIRN is proud to announce BIRD, a unique platform that provides investigative journalists with a set of invaluable tech tools and resources, as well as various types of assistance.

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EU Awards: Investigations that Changed Balkans and Turkey

The 21 investigations selected for the 2018 EU awards all highlighted the way courageous journalists in the region continue to raise the bar and challenge cultures of secrecy, corruption and impunity.

Western Balkans Have Yet to Embrace Freedom of Information

Liberal-sounding access to information laws – vital for a free media – have yet to bring real transparency to the traditionally secretive countries of the Balkan region, a BIRN report shows.

BIRN Journalist Wins Journalism Award in Kosovo

Serbeze Haxhiaj, a journalist for the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network, was given the 2019 Rexhai Surroi journalism prize for the best written work of the year on Monday.

BIRN Launches Updated Map of Balkan War Crime Verdicts

BIRN has published an updated and improved version of its War Crimes Verdicts Map, an interactive tool that offers an overview of hundreds of court rulings on the crimes committed during the 1990s wars in the former Yugoslavia.

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