BIRN Ltd. Education


With its vast network of journalists, editors and trainers across the Balkans and beyond, BIRN Ltd. is well-placed to provide valuable training to established journalists and those new to the profession. BIRN continues to expand its trainings and capacity-building services to media, NGOs and companies.

BIRN Summer School

  • Elite line-up of experts in the field as trainers
  • Global known investigative journalists
  • The most important investigative skills: People and paper trail, Computer Assisted Reporting, using documents, investigative inerviews and more
  • Excellent networking opportunities
  • Investigative Fund for research opportunity


Journalism Training

  • Standard journalistic training: Investigative journalism training, feature and analysis writing, how to write for the Web.. 
  • Gaining basic and specialised journalism skills
  • How to report on: transitional justice issues, cultural policy, public finances...
  • Civil society capacity building: establishing and managing an organisation, sustainability strategy
  • Jobs and networking possibilities


New Media Courses

  • Producing digital strategy for media and non-profit organisations
  • Writing specifications and developing web sites and mobile applications
  • Producing and managing content on the web: multimedia and visualisation, community management, social media management, content distribution and marketing, data scraping and analytics


BIRN Summer School of Investigative Reporting

The BIRN Summer School of Investigative Reporting is a one-of-a-kind training course in southeastern Europe where both Balkan based and international journalists gain valuable investigative reporting skills.

The five-day training allows journalists to improve their knowledge and skills of investigative reporting by some the most well-known investigative journalists, such as Nick Davies and Paul Lewis of The Guardian; Paul Bradshaw, a UK blogger; Mark Schoofs, ProPublica Senior editor, and several others from Reuters and American Network, CBS. Over the past three years, the BIRN Summer School has educated 90 journalists from around the world.

The Summer School is held in a different country in the region each year and BIRN includes local media players, giving journalists access to a vast network of resources.

For more details, call us at +381 11 6 5555 99 or visit the BIRN School web site

Journalism Training

Balkan Investigative Reporting Network has great experience in journalism education. From 2005, BIRN is widely recognised as a network that holds different types of training in the region. Standard journalism training for investigative journalism, analysis writing, data journalism, training in libel law, and many other topics are held by BIRN's professional team.
Issue-based training on war crimes, public finances and human rights also falls in to the scope of BIRN training along with civil society capacity building and training for public institutions.

For more details, call us at +381 11 6 5555 99 or write to jelena.cosic[at]birn[dot]eu[dot]com

New Media Courses

more info soon


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