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Applications Open for BIRN Summer School in Greece

Applications Open for BIRN Summer School in Greece

BIRN Summer School of Investigative Reporting returns this August in Thessaloniki, with a stunning number of award-winning journalists and editors as trainers.
Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence - Winners Chosen

Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence – Winners Chosen

Polish journalist Maria Wilczek was awarded the first prize in the Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence at a ceremony held in Vienna in May.
BIRN Organises Cross-Border Stories Workshop in Georgia

BIRN Organises Cross-Border Stories Workshop in Georgia

As part of a project exploring foreign influences in the Balkans, the South Caucasus and Central Asia, BIRN and its partners organised a workshop in Georgia, focusing on the joint production of cross-border and cross-regional reports.
BIRN Film About Victims of Yugoslav Wars Screened in Serbia

BIRN Film About Victims of Yugoslav Wars Screened in Serbia

The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network’s latest documentary, exploring the lives and struggles of civilian war victims from Serbia, Kosovo and North Macedonia, was broadcast by Euronews Serbia.
War Crimes Prosecutions Still Hampered by Lack of Regional Cooperation

War Crimes Prosecutions Still Hampered by Lack of Regional Cooperation

Limited resources, victims’ mistrust of courts and the problem of bringing fugitives to justice are the most pressing issues that war crimes prosecutors in the former Yugoslavia are facing, a BIRN conference was told.

Meet the People Behind BIRN: Vuk Maras

Meet the People Behind BIRN: Vuk Maras

Each month, BIRN introduces you to a different member of its team. For April, meet Vuk Maras, BIRN Montenegro Executive Director.

BIRN Publishes Oral History Videos of War Survivors’ Stories

BIRN Publishes Oral History Videos of War Survivors’ Stories

BIRN has published 20 videos of interviews with war survivors from Bosnia, Croatia, Kosovo, Montenegro and Serbia, filmed by young journalists, students and activists as part of a transitional justice storytelling project.
Calls Opens for EU Investigative Journalism Award 2023

Calls Opens for EU Investigative Journalism Award 2023

Journalists from the Western Balkans and Türkiye are invited to enter their investigative stories for a series of prestigious national and regional prizes.
Calling Balkan and Visegrad Newsrooms: Apply Now for Audience-Engaged Journalism Grants

Calling Balkan and Visegrad Newsrooms: Apply Now for Audience-Engaged Journalism Grants

BIRN is calling on 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 Invites Journalists to join IPI World Congress and Media Innovation Festival in Vienna

BIRN Invites Journalists to join IPI World Congress and Media Innovation Festival in Vienna

Explore ‘New frontiers: Press freedom and media innovation in the age of AI’ at a two-day event in Vienna
SEE Digital Rights Network Members Meet in North Macedonia

SEE Digital Rights Network Members Meet in North Macedonia

Attending organisations agreed to regularly share information among network members and proposed scheduling routine online meetings to keep up to date with each other’s activities.
Freedom of Information in Balkans Still ‘On Paper Only’, Panel Hears

Freedom of Information in Balkans Still ‘On Paper Only’, Panel Hears

Planned legal changes to FOI laws seem to be designed to make it even harder for journalists to hold the authorities accountable, a BIRN panel discussion in Skopje heard.

Meet the People Behind BIRN: Xhorxhina Bami

Meet the People Behind BIRN: Xhorxhina Bami

Each month, BIRN introduces you to a different member of its team. For March meet Xhorxhina Bami, Balkan Insight’s Kosovo correspondent.
Digital Rights Training for Montenegrin Journalists: Applications Open

Digital Rights Training for Montenegrin Journalists: Applications Open

BIRN invites Montenegrin journalists to apply for a three-day training program designed to address the rising concern over digital rights violations in the Balkans. The event, to be held in Podgorica, Montenegro, from May 16 to May 18, 2023, will provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of digital rights, focusing on reporting breaches, content blocking, manipulations, and propaganda in the digital realm.
BIRN Investigation Presented at MFRR Summit 2023

BIRN Investigation Presented at MFRR Summit 2023

BIRN’s investigation into abuse and harassment against women journalists in Greek media was presented at the MFRR Summit 2023, ‘Press Freedom on the Line’.