BIRN Kosovo News and Events


BIRN Kosovo Holds Debate on Audit Report in Kamenica

On September 24 in the municipality of Kamenica, BIRN Kosovo held the first of its series of debates discussing the findings of its audit reports monitoring project, which analyses reports published by the National Audit Office, NAO, on Kosovo’s municipalities.

BIRN Grant Supports RIINVEST Economic Journalism Awards in Kosovo

The RIINVEST Institute, a Kosovo think-tank, presented awards on Friday for the three best articles covering issues related to the economy that were produced following training sessions held by the institute.

BIRN Kosovo Holds Conference on Pandemic’s Impact on Municipality’s Finances

BIRN Kosovo held a town hall conference on Wednesday about the impact of the pandemic on municipal revenues and expenses, the first such event to be organised within the framework of the ‘Promoting the Auditor General/National Audit Office’s Role in Kosovo’ project.

BIRN Kosovo Listed by US State Department as a Resource for Reporting Corruption

In its 2020 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.

BIRN Kosovo Trains Prospective Journalists to Monitor Audit Reports

BIRN Kosovo held two training sessions with prospective journalists on September 2 and 4 aimed at developing their ability to monitor audit reports.

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.

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