Call for Applications: From Personal Security to Surveillance Capitalism – Training Programme
BIRN invites journalists, Civil Society Organisation (CSO) representatives, legal professionals and IT experts with an interest in the issues where media and technology intersect to apply for a five-day digital rights capacity-building programme. Applications are welcomed from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia.
Fellowship 2022: Choices – Call for Applications
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 Oral History Memorial Tells Srebrenica Survivors’ Stories
BIRN and the Srebrenica Memorial Centre opened a new memorial room containing the video testimonies of 100 Srebrenica genocide survivors and personal items that they donated for safekeeping.
Report Details Orban’s Expanding Influence on Balkan, European Media
A new report by the International Press Institute, IPI, offers insight into the ways Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban, has expanded his influence in the Balkan and European media.
Call for Registration: Online Training on Gender-Sensitive Reporting
Belgrade-based NGO Atina, together with the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network, is organising an online training courses focusing on gender-sensitive reporting on human trafficking and violence against women.
BIRN Macedonia Publishes ‘Media Uncovered’ Database
New database will give the public essential information about the media on which they rely for current events and developments in the country and worldwide.
BIRN Presents Interactive Publication Within Local Journalism – European Perspectives Project
Learning and incorporating experiences from journalists from the region and beyond will help local media overcome difficulties they face that would otherwise be insurmountable, panelists told a BIRN debate.
Platform B: Resilience of Local Media – What Can We Learn From the Region and Beyond?
Together with our partners, BIRN is continuing its series of online and offline events aimed at amplifying the voices of strong and credible individuals and organisations in the region that promote the core values of democracy, such as civic engagement, independent institutions, transparency and rule of law.
Women in Balkan Newsrooms: We’re Not a Monolithic Group
BIRN Platform B debate on Friday heard that, in a context of very diverse experiences, taking a “one-size-fits-all approach” towards fixing the issues women journalists face in the region is not practical.
Platform B – Women in Newsrooms: Perspectives on Equity, Diversity and Resilience
Event series by Balkan Investigative Reporting Network and partners
EU Investigative Journalism Awards Presented in Bosnia
Winning stories focused on respirators’ scandal, a vote-selling scam in Brcko and fake charities soliciting money for non-existent humanitarian work.
Online Violence Against Women Must Not Be Tolerated, Debate Told
Women who work in the public arena in the Western Balkans are regularly targeted by online threats, insults and false accusations, and existing laws must be enforced to protect them, said panelists at a BIRN debate.
BIRN Presents Online Platform on China’s Activities in Western Balkans
BIRN’s new interactive map pinpoints China’s growing business presence in the region – which experts say media and civil society need to focus on more.
‘Last Despatches’ Exhibition Commemorates Balkan War Reporters
BIRN opened an exhibition in Sarajevo and published a new book commemorating the journalists and media workers who were killed during and just after the 1990s wars in the former Yugoslavia.
BIRN Hosts Series of Events in Sarajevo
BIRN Open House is a series of events in Sarajevo hosted by the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network, focusing on issues such as media freedom, justice, accountability, memory and digital rights.