BIRN Kosovo News and Events


BIRN Kosovo and jCoders Academy Hold Film-Making Course

jCoders Academy, in partnership with BIRN Kosovo, held the last event of its film-making course on March 27, when high school students presented their video productions.

BIRN Kosovo holds second training on fact-checking and tackling misinformation

On March 24 and 25, BIRN Kosovo, in partnership with the International Press Institute, IPI, held its second two-day training

BIRN and IPI Launch Call for Applications for the Second Two-Day Training Course on Fact-Checking and Tackling Disinformation

Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN) and the International Press Institute (IPI) have opened the Call for Applications for the second two-day training course on fact-checking and tackling disinformation as part of the EU-funded project, “Solidifying the Resilience of Kosovo’s Current and Future Journalists”.

BIRN Kosovo Holds the Second Energy, Environment, Climate Change Competition

BIRN Kosovo, in partnership with TV Mreza, the ERA Group and Bankwatch, is announcing the second and final competition for the three best journalistic stories on the topics of energy efficiency, environmental protection, climate change and environmental impacts on human health, within the EU-funded project, “Europeanisation of Kosovo’s Environmental Agenda”.

BIRN Kosovo is Launching a Free Serbian Language Course for Albanian journalists

It is our pleasure to announce a new Albanian–Serbian language course, as part of the EU-funded project Solidifying the Resilience of Kosovo’s Current and Future Journalists.

BIRN Kosovo Relaunches Tender to Produce Documentary on Sustainable Development in Kosovo

BIRN Kosovo, within the “Europeanisation of Kosovo’s Environmental Agenda”, an EU-funded project, is relaunching a tender call for proposals for the production of an up-to-60-minute documentary on sustainable development in Kosovo.

BIRN Kosovo Chairs Debate on Oversight of Spending in Viti/Vitina

On December 24, BIRN Kosovo held a town hall conference in Viti/Vitina on the role of the National Audit Office, NAO, and citizens in overseeing municipal revenues and expenses, the fifth organised within the framework of the Promoting the Auditor General/NAO’s role in Kosovo project.

Child Protection NGOs Award Journalists Supported by BIRN Kosovo

On December 29 Behar Mustafa, a journalist at, and Agon Sinanaj, who contributed an investigative story to BIRN’s English language newspaper Prishtina Insight, were recognised at the 2020 Awards for Journalism on Social and Child Protection. Both received prizes from KOMF, a Coalition of NGOs for Child Protection in Kosovo.

BIRN Publishes Recruitment Monitoring Report “Parties of Employment”

Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN) in Kosovo, published the “Recruitment Monitoring Report – Parties of Employment”, presenting information resulting from direct monitoring of recruitment processes within a one-year period, from December 2019 to December 2020.

BIRN Kosovo Gives Awards for Investigative Reporting on Corruption

BIRN Kosovo on December 18 gave three journalists awards for the best investigative reports about corruption in public spending over the past year, as part of a project entitled Promoting the Auditor General/NAO’s Role in Kosovo.

BIRN and D + Publish Monitoring Report on Recruitment at TAK

BIRN Kosovo and Democracy Plus have published a monitoring report titled “Employment Evasion – Integrity, Discipline and Ethics at the Kosovo Tax Administration.” It was produced as part of the “Supporting Civil Society to Increase Public Oversight and Accountability of Kosovo Public Institutions” project, which is supported by the British Embassy Pristina.

BIRN Kosovo Trains Auditors in Communication and Social Media Use

BIRN Kosovo held its second training session on writing techniques and the use of social media with the staff of the National Audit Office, NAO, on December 21, as part of the Promoting the Auditor General/NAO’s role in Kosovo, a project aimed at increasing transparency and accountability on the management of public funds.

BIRN Kosovo Holds Second Environmental Reporting Workshop

BIRN Kosovo and TV Mreza held a second workshop for journalists in Kosovo on December 23, providing training on how to best report issues related to energy efficiency and the environment.

BIRN Kosovo Holds Training on “Fact-checking and Tackling Misinformation”

On December 9 and 10, BIRN Kosovo, in partnership with the International Press Institute, IPI, held its first two-day training course on tackling disinformation and establishing fact-checking methods.

BIRN Kosovo Holds Debate on Audit Report in Peja/Pec

On December 9, BIRN Kosovo held the fifth in its series of debates on the findings of its audit monitoring project, which analyzes reports on Kosovo municipalities published by the National Audit Office, NAO.

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