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BIRN Kosovo Holds Training on ‘Redirect Method’ – to Prevent and Counter Violent Extremism and Terrorism

From 24 to 27 July, BIRN Kosovo, with the support of the IOM Office in Kosovo, held trainings on the Redirect Method – a technique developed to prevent and counter violent extremism and terrorism by utilizing the power and influence that social media has nowadays.

Call for Applications: Basic Journalism Training for High School Students

As part of the EU-supported “Solidifying the Resilience of Kosovo’s Current and Future Journalists” project, BIRN Kosovo is seeking students from Kosovo’s public high schools interested in undergoing training in media production, media literacy and tackling fake news. In June 2021, two training sessions from the same program were held with a total of 35 high school students from Gjilan and Ferizaj.

BIRN Kosovo Listed by US State Department as a Resource of Reporting Corruption for the Second Year in a Row

In its 2021 Investment Climate report on Kosovo, the US State Department has listed BIRN and its executive director Jeta Xharra as a useful resource for reporting corruption for the second time in a row.

EU Awards for Investigative Journalism Announced in Kosovo

The three best investigative stories in Kosovo published in 2020 were awarded in Pristina on Thursday, July 15, 2021.

Europeanisation of Kosovo’s Environmental Agenda Team Holds Youth Dialogue Meetings in Peja and Gjakova

On June 29 and 30, the Environmentally Responsible Action (ERA) Group, in partnership with BIRN Kosovo, CEE Bankwatch, and TV Mreza, held two youth dialogue meetings with youngsters from the municipalities of Peja and Gjakova, organised as part of Green Energy Days 2021.

Europeanisation of Kosovo’s Environmental Agenda Team Holds Awards Ceremony for Best Environmental Journalism

On July 7, the Europeanisation of Kosovo’s Environmental Agenda project team, which consists of BIRN Kosovo, CEE Bankwatch, the ERA Group and TV Mreza, held an awards ceremony to recognise the three best journalistic stories on energy efficiency, environmental protection, climate change and environmental impacts on public health published between March 2020 and February 2021.

Youth Collective Action at Green Energy Days 2021

On July 6, the ERA Group, in partnership with BIRN Kosovo, CEE Bankwatch and TV Mreza, held the Youth Collective Action Bike Tour, which was organised as part of Green Energy Days 2021.

Roundtable Discussion Held on Ethical Reporting on Violent Extremism and Terrorism

On July 6, BIRN Kosovo held a roundtable discussion on the challenges of reporting ethically on violent extremism and terrorism, which was organised as part of the Resilient Community Program project.

Europeanisation of Kosovo’s Environmental Agenda Team Holds the European Green Deal and Sustainable Development Goals Conference

On Monday July 5 the Europeanisation of Kosovo’s Environmental Agenda team held a conference featuring two panel discussions on the European Green Deal and Sustainable Development Goals.

The Europeanisation of Kosovo’s Environmental Agenda team holds the Environmental Challenges and Exchange of Environmental Practices in Western Balkan Countries Regional Conference

On Friday July 2, the Europeanisation of Kosovo’s Environmental Agenda team held a conference on the environmental challenges facing the Western Balkans, which was also designed to share good environmental practices between guest speakers and other participants from the region.

Position Paper on Kosovo’s Renewable Energy Policy Published

The Europeanisation of Kosovo’s Environmental Agenda project team, which consists of BIRN Kosovo, CEE Bankwatch, the ERA Group and TV Mreza, has published an analysis of renewable energy policies in Kosovo. The paper reviews the renewable energy targets for 2020, comparing the plans to the reality of 2020, and assesses the prospects for 2030, asking what is expected of Kosovo.

Europeanisation of Kosovo’s Environmental Agenda Team Holds Youth Dialogue Meetings in Peja and Gjakova

On June 29 and 30, the Environmentally Responsible Action (ERA) Group, in partnership with BIRN Kosovo, CEE Bankwatch, and TV Mreza, held two youth dialogue meetings with youngsters from the municipalities of Peja and Gjakova, organised as part of Green Energy Days 2021.

Europeanization of Kosovo’s Environmental Agenda team holds Renewable Energy Policy in Kosovo conference

On June 28, BIRN Kosovo, in partnership with CEE Bankwatch, the ERA Group and TV Mreža, held the Renewable Energy Policy in Kosovo conference, which was organised as part of Green Energy Days 2021.

BIRN Kosovo Holds Third Training Course on Fact-Checking and Tackling Misinformation

On June 16-17, BIRN Kosovo, in partnership with the International Press Institute, IPI, held its third and final two-day training course on tackling disinformation and establishing fact-checking methods. All three courses were organised as part of the EU-funded Solidifying the Resilience of Kosovo’s Current and Future Journalists project.

BIRN Kosovo Holds Second Training With High School Students in Gjilan

On June 18, BIRN Kosovo held a second training session with students of the Zenel Hajdini high school in the municipality of Gjilan.

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