BIRN Romania Launches Coronavirus Reporting Project
The Black Sea Trust For Regional Cooperation, BST, a project of the US German Marshall Fund, has awarded BIRN Romania a journalism grant for monitoring, analysing and deconstructing cases of disinformation from Romania and Moldova related to the coronavirus crisis.
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 Romania Publishes E-book About Moldova
Just after the dramatic change of government in Moldova, BIRN Romania has compiled all its recent reports on the situation into a free, downloadable e-book.
BIRN Romania Launches Reporting Project on Moldova
The Black Sea Trust For Regional Cooperation (BST), a project of the U.S. German Marshall Fund, has awarded BIRN Romania a journalism grant aimed at fostering mutual understanding between the peoples of Moldova and Romania via a series of human-interest stories (print and audio) on what it means to be citizens of these countries, separate states but yet so close in terms of history, culture and language.
BIRN Regional Meeting Held in Bucharest
Directors, board members, partners and donors of the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network, BIRN, met in the Romanian capital Bucharest on June 2-3 for the network’s latest regional meeting of its governing bodies.
Between Pressures and Praises – BIRN Network Annual Report 2017
In 2017, BIRN Network operated in an environment of declining media freedoms and unregulated media markets, where authorities and pro-governmental media outlets pressured members of the Network and its journalists; nevertheless, BIRN received national and international prizes as well as different kinds of informal praise.
Innovative Journalism Techniques Training Held in Moldova
A training course entitled ‘Innovative Techniques for Quality Journalism’, organised by BIRN and the Independent Journalism Center in Moldova (IJC), was held on March 16-17 in Chisinau, Moldova.
BIRN Holds Project Management Training in Romania
BIRN Hub, the organisational entity that manages the network’s regional projects and coordinates its work, organized project management training for its members in Bucharest, Romania, on March 2-4.
Marija Ristic Appointed as New BIRN Network Director
The Balkan Investigative Reporting Regional Network (BIRN Hub) has appointed Marija Ristic to the positon of Regional Network Director, to replace the current director, Gordana Igric.
Eleven Awards Won by BIRN Journalists in 2017
BIRN Network members took home 11 awards in 2017 for reporting within their respective countries as well as for their regional and international investigations.
Balkan Insight Holds Digital Media Training Course
Balkan Insight held a four-day digital media training course for its reporters and editors across the region, focusing on writing for the web and shooting video stories on mobile phones.
BIRN Romania Reporters Share Experiences at Media Festival
BIRN Romania journalists and alumni spoke about international reporting standards and freelancing, drawing on their own experiences of being involved in a number of BIRN regional projects, at Zilele Superscrieri [Superscrieri Days], an event that forms part of Romania’s main media festival.
Pressure Rises on Journalists in the Balkans
Weakening EU and US influence in the Balkans and increased Russian influence, as well as growing political and economic pressures on journalists, have created a harsher environment for Balkan media, BIRN’s biennial meeting heard.