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SEE Digital Rights Network Members from Kosovo, Croatia, and Greece Meet Online

SEE Digital Rights Network Members from Kosovo, Croatia, and Greece Meet Online

BIRN gathered SEE Digital Rights Network members from Kosovo, Greece, and Croatia to share their most recent digital rights-related projects and initiatives and talk about the future work of the SEE Digital Rights Network.
BIRN Summer School Ends in Greece

BIRN Summer School Ends in Greece

On the last two days of BIRN’s Summer School of Investigative Reporting, participants learned about investigating migration, were introduced to data journalism and pitched their story ideas.
Call for Media from Western Balkans to Host Editors and Journalists from Across the Region 

Call for Media from Western Balkans to Host Editors and Journalists from Across the Region 

One-month Regional Exchange Progrmme

Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN) invites media from six Western Balkans countries (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia) to become host media in the One-Month Regional Exchange Programme during 2023 and/or 2024. This programme is a unique opportunity that will allow both parties to share their expertise in investigative news production and foster knowledge exchange.

BIRN Summer School Day 4: Podcasts and Cross-Border Journalism

BIRN Summer School Day 4: Podcasts and Cross-Border Journalism

On the fourth day of BIRN’s Summer School of Investigative Reporting, participants learned about investigative podcasts and cross-border journalism.
BIRN Summer School Day 3: Digital Security and Mental Health

BIRN Summer School Day 3: Digital Security and Mental Health

On the third day of BIRN’s Summer School of Investigative Reporting, participants learned about the importance of digital security and mental health.
BIRN Summer School Day 2: Journalism in Exile

BIRN Summer School Day 2: Journalism in Exile

On the second day of BIRN’s Summer School of Investigative Reporting, participants were introduced to visual investigations and had a panel discussion on journalism in exile.
BIRN’s Annual Summer School Kicks Off in Greece

BIRN’s Annual Summer School Kicks Off in Greece

BIRN’s 13th Summer School of Investigative Reporting is bringing together 36 journalists from South-East and Central European countries for a week-long training to develop skills, explore new techniques and cooperate in cross-border stories.

Digital Rights Reporting Training for Balkan Journalists: Applications Open

Digital Rights Reporting Training for Balkan Journalists: Applications Open

BIRN invites Balkan journalists to apply for our three-day digital rights reporting training programme in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, from September 26-28, 2023. Successful applicants will also become eligible for a small grant to produce a digital rights story.
SEE Digital Rights Network Members Chart Forward Path in Bosnia

SEE Digital Rights Network Members Chart Forward Path in Bosnia

Attending organisations agreed to chart a path to advance digital rights advocacy efforts across the network and foster collaboration – focusing on education and promoting advocacy initiatives among Network members.
Turkish Fraudster Seeks to Delete BIRN Investigation Into Citizenship Acquisition

Turkish Fraudster Seeks to Delete BIRN Investigation Into Citizenship Acquisition

After Turkish courts ordered the removal of website articles about businessman Yasam Ayavefe, his representative called on BIRN to delete its investigation into how the convicted fraudster bought his way to honorary Greek citizenship.
Call for EU Investigative Journalism Award 2023 is now closed

Call for EU Investigative Journalism Award 2023 is now closed

Journalists from the Western Balkans and Türkiye submitted more than 260 applications to the Call for EU Investigative Journalism Award 2023.
CALL EXTENSION: Balkan and Visegrad newsrooms apply for Audience-Engaged Journalism Grants

CALL EXTENSION: Balkan and Visegrad newsrooms apply for Audience-Engaged Journalism Grants

BIRN is extending its call to July 10 for Balkan and Visegrad newsrooms to apply for Audience-Engaged Journalism Grants to receive funding, training, mentoring and access to an innovative digital tool to engage with audiences.
BIRN Hosts Internet Freedom Meet in Belgrade, Serbia

BIRN Hosts Internet Freedom Meet in Belgrade, Serbia

BIRN hosted Internet Freedom Meet, a four-day conference, in Belgrade, Serbia, from June 26 to 29. The gathering brought together 18 speakers and more than 30 participants – journalists, researchers, media freedom and human rights activists, fact-checkers, and tech enthusiasts working in digital rights.
Embark on a Journalistic Journey: BIRN's Reporting Democracy Launches New Call for Travel and Reporting Programme

Embark on a Journalistic Journey: BIRN’s Reporting Democracy Launches New Call for Travel and Reporting Programme

BIRN’s Reporting Democracy Travel & Reporting Programme is inviting journalists from the Visegrad region to apply for a grant covering fees and field research expenses. This is a unique opportunity for journalists to report from the Balkans and deepen their understanding of the region.
Applications Open: BIRN Internet Freedom Meet 2023 in Belgrade

Applications Open: BIRN Internet Freedom Meet 2023 in Belgrade

BIRN is thrilled to announce that applications are now open for our Belgrade Internet Freedom Meet 2023!