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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.

Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence 2019 — Winners Chosen

Romanian journalist Ani Sandu was awarded first prize for the 2019 Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence (BFJE) programme at a closing ceremony in Vienna on Friday.

BIRN Organises Study Trip to Hague Courts for Journalists

The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network organised a study visit to institutions dealing with wartime crimes in The Hague to give ten journalists from the Balkans expert insights into transitional justice processes.

New Report Examines Gender Justice in Post-Yugoslav States

The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network and Impunity Watch are launching a new report examining gender equality, transitional justice and the role of the international community in former Yugoslav states.

BIRN Awards Grants to Explore War Crimes Archives

BIRN has awarded grants to 20 journalists, historians, artists and activists for small projects exploring the archives of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia and domestic courts in ex-Yugoslav countries that dealt with war crimes cases.

BIRN Launches Cross-Border Investigative Story Fund

The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network is launching a Fund for Cross-border Investigative Stories covering countries in the Western Balkans.

Bosnia’s Women Journalists Demand Fightback on Gender Violence

A panel about threats, safety, legal protection, and other challenges facing female journalists in the Bosnia, organised by BIRN and OSCE Bosnia and Herzegovina, was held on Friday in Sarajevo, Bosnia.

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