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BFJE Alumna Barbara Matejcic’s New Publication

BFJE Alumna Barbara Matejcic’s New Publication

New work by Fellow from 2009 looks at the challenging experiences of people rejected or ignored by wider society.

Fellowship Journalist Commended for Trafficking Investigation

Fellowship Journalist Commended for Trafficking Investigation

Lindita Cela, a 2015 alumni of the Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence, has received a commendation from the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women in Albania, UN Women, for the “creation of a professional model of investigative journalism for the reporting on trafficking of women and girls.”    

BIRN Documentary ‘The Unidentified’ Showing in US

BIRN Documentary ‘The Unidentified’ Showing in US

BIRN’s documentary about Kosovo war massacres and their subsequent attempted cover-up, ‘The Unidentified’, will be screened in New York and Williamsburg, Virginia.

The 10th Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence Competition Still Open for Applications

The 10th Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence Competition Still Open for Applications

Become a BFJE fellow this year! To download and fill in the application to participate, please go to http://fellowship.birn.eu.com/en/page/home.

BFJE and Alumni Initiative Investigations Reach Big Audiences

BFJE and Alumni Initiative Investigations Reach Big Audiences

Stories by reporters on the Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence and alumni of the programme have reached large international audiences in recent months.

Call for Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence 2016

Call for Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence 2016

Do you have an idea for a big story? Do you want to write and report it to the highest standards, with quality editorial support and a generous expenses budget that lets you explore your subject in depth? Would you like that story to be published across southeast Europe and perhaps make international impact?

BFJE Alumni Network Expands in 2015

BFJE Alumni Network Expands in 2015

Each year after the Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence programme ends, the BFJE Alumni Network grows, and in 2015 it produced seven in-depth articles.

Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence Launched in Vienna

Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence Launched in Vienna

Ten fellows from Albania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Kosovo, Romania and Serbia have come to Vienna to take part in the opening seminar of the ninth Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence programme.

Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence Winners Chosen

Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence Winners Chosen

Zornitsa Stoilova was awarded first prize for the best story from the 2015 Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence programme at a closing ceremony in Tirana on Friday.

Fellowship Closing Seminar To Be Held in Tirana

Fellowship Closing Seminar To Be Held in Tirana

Ten talented journalists from across the region will reunite in Tirana after eight months of hard work to discuss their cross-border stories, produced as part of the Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence.

BIRN Launches Balkan Extremism Reporting Project

BIRN Launches Balkan Extremism Reporting Project

BIRN Hub began a new project focused on online reporting on extremism in the Balkans with two days of training for journalists from across the region.

Serbian Minister Questions BIRN Credibility Due to Foreign Funding

Serbian Minister Questions BIRN Credibility Due to Foreign Funding

Serbian interior minister questioned credibility of BIRN as the funding of organization comes only from abroad, after a week of campaign against independent investigative journalism organizations in tabloid media.

BIRN Serbia Journalist Joins Newsweek Conference Panel

BIRN Serbia Journalist Joins Newsweek Conference Panel

Slobodan Georgiev, a journalist from BIRN Serbia, was a panel member at the ‘Challenges of Investigative Journalism in the Contemporary World’ discussion on September 3.

Civil Activists Seek Expanded Role in Balkans' Future

Civil Activists Seek Expanded Role in Balkans’ Future

Civil sector groups from six Western Balkans countres urged their political leaders to secure freedom of expression and media independence, also calling for more of a role in their countries’ EU integration processes.

Sixth BIRN Summer School opens in Albania

Sixth BIRN Summer School opens in Albania

BIRN’s summer school for investigative reporting opened in Durres, Albania, with a plea to journalists to channel their curiosity.