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BIRN Conference Sparks Widespread Media Interest

BIRN Conference Sparks Widespread Media Interest

Several Bosnian TV stations, including the region’s CNN affiliate N1 and over 30 online media outlets, reported on BIRN’s conference on media freedom challenges in the Balkans held last week.

BIRN Marks its Tenth Birthday in Bosnia

BIRN Marks its Tenth Birthday in Bosnia

The BIRN network celebrated its 10th anniversary from June 12th to 14th with a regional media conference in the Bosnian capital, Sarajevo, followed by series of team building events, meetings and workshops on Mt Vlasic, some two hours’ drive away.

BIRN’s Kosovo War Crimes Film Screened in Pristina

BIRN’s Kosovo War Crimes Film Screened in Pristina

BIRN’s new documentary, which investigates the Serbian commanders responsible for some of the worst attacks of the Kosovo war, was screened for the first time in Pristina.

New BIRN War Crimes Film Premieres in Belgrade

New BIRN War Crimes Film Premieres in Belgrade

BIRN’s latest feature-length documentary, which investigates the commanders responsible for some of the most brutal attacks of the Kosovo war, was screened for the first time in Belgrade.

Fellows for 2015 Selected

Fellows for 2015 Selected

The 10 participants for this year’s Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence have been chosen.

BIRN Stories Win Awards in Macedonia

BIRN Stories Win Awards in Macedonia

The Macedonian Media Institute on Thursday presented the awards for best investigative stories for 2014. First prize went to Ljubisa Arsic of the weekly Fokus for a series of stories named “Secret manufacturing plant for passports”.

Serbia Press Council Backs BIRN Against ‘Informer’

Serbia Press Council Backs BIRN Against ‘Informer’

The Complaints Commission unanimously agreed to issue a public reprimand to the Informer newspaper following its reports on BIRN’s investigation into the Tamnava mine.

BIRN Macedonia Promotes 2015 Fellowship

BIRN Macedonia Promotes 2015 Fellowship

BIRN Macedonia has launched the ninth Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence, this year on the theme of ‘Values’.

BIRN's Response to Johannes Hahn on Media Freedom

BIRN’s Response to Johannes Hahn on Media Freedom

The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network is issuing a statement after Johannes Hahn, the European Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiation, said he could not react to claims about media freedom violations in Serbia without seeing proof. BIRN is sending its response to all relevant human rights organisations, EU diplomats and international journalists.

Unite for Freedom, BIRN Media Debate Hears

Unite for Freedom, BIRN Media Debate Hears

Panellists and guests at the ‘Free the media’ debate concluded that in times of financial hardship and other pressures, journalists must unite against new forms of censorship.

BIRN Addresses International Human Rights Organisations

BIRN Addresses International Human Rights Organisations

BIRN Regional Director Gordana Igric has sent a letter on behalf of the network to more than 30 international human rights and media organisations including the Committee to Protect Journalists, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, the Helsinki Committee for Human Rights and International Press Institute to highlight the continued pressure on BIRN in Serbia.

BIRN Hub signs five-year agreement with Sida

BIRN Hub signs five-year agreement with Sida

BIRN Hub, as the BIRN Network’s umbrella organisation, this month signed a five-year agreement with the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) on core support for implementing cross-regional programmes and enhancing the capacity of the Network.

BIRN Fellowship Alumni Meet in Belgrade

BIRN Fellowship Alumni Meet in Belgrade

Past participants in the Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence from all over the Balkans came to Belgrade from November 28-29 for the annual BFJE Award Academy and to take part in parallel alumni sessions that enabled them to exchange experiences, discuss new ideas and present their latest projects.

BIRN Launches ‘Invisible Art’ Project in Belgrade

BIRN Launches ‘Invisible Art’ Project in Belgrade

Journalists from across the Balkans gathered in Belgrade from December 5 to 6 to discuss the contemporary Balkan art scene and have their stories commissioned for BIRN’s ‘Invisible Art’ project, supported by the Prince Claus Fund.

New BIRN Project Explores Balkans’ Alternative Culture

New BIRN Project Explores Balkans’ Alternative Culture

‘Invisible Art’, a new project from the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network, will be launched with a regional meeting of participating journalists in Belgrade.