BIRN Kosovo News and Events


BIRN Kosovo Participates in Environmental Journalism Awards

BIRN Kosovo was one of four organisations that implemented the ‘Europeanisation of Kosovo’s Environmental Agenda’ project, which has awarded journalists in Kosovo for the best stories about the environment, energy efficiency and climate change.

Kosovo Politician Threatens BIRN Country Director

Kosovo politician Gani Koci has threatened several public figures on Facebook, including BIRN Kosovo director Jeta Xharra, calling them malodorous ‘Serbian septic tanks’ that need to be ‘covered in concrete’.

BIRN Kosovo Holds Online Training for Islamic Studies Students

BIRN Kosovo organised an online training session on May 4 for students of the Faculty of Islamic Studies in Pristina.

BIRN Kosovo Trains Journalists to Monitor Auditor’s Reports

BIRN Kosovo held its first training course with young journalists on May 7 designed to help them analyse and cover reports from the National Audit Office.

BIRN Kosovo and Transitions Open Call for Solutions Journalism Stories

To help support the development of solutions journalism, Transitions and BIRN Kosovo have opened a call for applications for micro-grants and mentorship.

BIRN Wins Reporters Without Borders Press Freedom Award

To mark World Press Freedom Day on Sunday, campaign group Reporters Without Borders Austria awarded the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network with its annual Press Freedom Award – A Signal for Europe.

BIRN Kosovo Gives Online Training to Students

BIRN Kosovo held a training session online via Zoom for 22 students on April 4. The session focused on the construction of critical thinking, protective mechanisms against defamation and slander, and combating fake news.

Kosovo: Reporting, Advice, and Fact-checking After a Month of COVID-19 Crisis

During the last month,’s team has produced more than 800 articles, including analysis, news, and live reporting – as well as 100 video reports and 30 infographics and illustrations on coronavirus and its rapid spread.

BIRN Kosovo Assists Development of Online Learning Project, a website ran by BIRN Kosovo and Internews Kosova, has provided assistance to the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology in developing an online learning platform which will be used for students who are not currently attending schools due to the risk of the COVID-19 virus.

BIRN Kosovo Continues Media Training for Auditors

BIRN Kosovo held its second and third media communication training sessions with the staff of the National Audit Office in Pristina on March 12 and March 13, as part of a project aimed at increasing transparency and accountability over the management of public funds.

BIRN Kosovo Holds Energy, Environment, Climate Change Competition

BIRN Kosovo, in partnership with TV Mreza, the ERA Group and Bankwatch, has announcing a competition for the three best journalistic stories on the topics of energy efficiency, environmental protection, climate change and environmental impacts on human health.

BIRN Kosovo Gives Students Media Training in Gnjilane/Gjilan

Twenty-five students from the municipality of Gnjilane/Gjilan took part in a training session organised by BIRN Kosovo on February 26.

BIRN Kosovo Trains Auditors in Media Communication Skills

BIRN Kosovo held its first training session with the Auditor General and Head of Department for International Communication and Cooperation in Auditing on February 3 as part of a project aimed at increasing transparency and accountability over the management of public funds.

BIRN Kosovo Trains Media in Fact-Checking in Gjakova/Djakovica

BIRN Kosovo gave a training course for local media in Gjakova/Djakovica and the surrounding area on January 27, focusing on fact-checking standards in journalism.

BIRN Kosovo, Democracy Plus, Publish New Report on Kosovo Tax Office

The 2019 monitoring report on the Kosovo Tax Administration, TAK, from BIRN Kosovo and Democracy Plus concludes that most of the recommendations from the previous year’s report were fulfilled but also identifies numerous other management and disciplinary problems within the institution.

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