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BIRN Journalist Attends Youth Conference

BIRN Journalist Attends Youth Conference

Muhamet Hajrullahu, a BIRN Kosovo journalist, took part in the “Generation Europe: Regional Youth Conference”, in Zagreb on May 11, 2007.

"Life in Kosovo" Talks to Leading Educationalist

“Life in Kosovo” Talks to Leading Educationalist

This Friday, the Life in Kosovo TV debate will feature an exclusive interview with Mehmet Gjevori which was conducted shortly before the death of the well-known author of works on education and linguistics.

Life in Kosovo Debates Parties

Life in Kosovo Debates Parties

BIRN’s televised debate Life in Kosovo will for the first time on Kosovo television discuss the orientation and ideologies of local political parties.

Xharra Attends New York Kosovo Event

Xharra Attends New York Kosovo Event

 

Jeta Xharra, BIRN Kosovo Director participated in a conference entitled “Ready to Govern: Developing a Strategy for Kosovo’s First 120 Days” .

"Life in Kosovo" debates VAT

“Life in Kosovo” debates VAT

This next Life in Kosovo show will discuss the controversial imposition of Value Added Tax, VAT, on NGOs.

Since January 1, 2007, many humanitarian organisations have been complaining that they are not able to bring humanitarian aid into Kosovo because of the high taxes.

Seminars on ICTY reporting in Skopje and Pristina

Seminars on ICTY reporting in Skopje and Pristina

BIRN and the International Criminal Tribunal for former Yugoslavia, ICTY, are organising two seminars on reporting about the work of the ICTY for journalists from Kosovo and Macedonia next week in Pristina and Skopje.

"Life in Kosovo" Debates the Economy

“Life in Kosovo” Debates the Economy

BIRN’s televised show Life in Kosovo, in its upcoming edition on April 6, will discuss economic issues and the problems Kosovo will face once its political status is determined.

Life in Kosovo Discusses Refugee Returns

Life in Kosovo Discusses Refugee Returns

The upcoming edition of BIRN’s Life in Kosovo TV show on March 23 will look at the return of refugees and displaced persons to the territory.

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Life in Kosovo Debates Visa Issues

Life in Kosovo Debates Visa Issues

On 9 March 2007, BIRN’s televised debate show will address the issue of visas and the numerous difficulties Kosovars have when seeking to travel abroad.

Life in Kosovo will look at the extent to which citizens are informed about procedures for obtaining visas, what diplomatic offices in Pristina offer, whether the territory is to be covered by visa liberalisation policies and who should negotiate for concessions in this regard.

Life in Kosovo Debates Electricity

Life in Kosovo Debates Electricity

The Life in Kosovo show this Friday, 02 March, will discuss electricity in Kosovo, with a particular focus on the new power plant Thermo Central Kosova.

Life in Kosovo debates wave of plagiarism

Life in Kosovo debates wave of plagiarism

BIRN’s Life in Kosovo television show, in its 23 February edition, will look at how key texts published by Kosovo academics and scholars plagiarise others’ work.

With recent cases exposing how medical professors published books passing off the work of foreign authors as their own, the debate will also address more general concerns about the quality of studies at the Public University of Pristina.

Life in Kosovo Discusses Latest Protest

Life in Kosovo Discusses Latest Protest

This week’s show on Friday, February 16, features analysis and comment on developments since the February 10 protest in Pristina.

Two people died and over 80 were injured in the violent protest against the UN proposal for Kosovo’s final status organised by the Vetevendosje (self-determination) movement.

BIRN Kosovo journalaists appear widely in international media

BIRN Kosovo journalaists appear widely in international media

BIRN Kosovo staff made a number of regional and international media appearances in the last few weeks, in conjunction with the coming out of the plan for Kosovo’s final status.

Life in Kosovo on Final Status Plan

Life in Kosovo on Final Status Plan

BIRN Kosovo will have a live debate tonight, February 2, at 20:30 on UN special envoy Martti Ahtisaari’s plan for Kosovo, which will be revealed in Pristina at 16:00.

Life in Kosovo Focus on Returnees

Life in Kosovo Focus on Returnees

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The BIRN-organised TV show Life in Kosovo on January 26 will turn its attentions on the people who have returned to live in Kosovo.

This programme aims to raise public awareness about issues related to the return and reintegration process, looking primarily at groups of ethnic minorities living in Kosovo.

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