Belgrade – BIRN Serbia organised an evaluation meeting for journalists who in the last three years have participated in the Minority Media Training and Reporting Project.
BIRN Serbia, together with the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe mission in Serbia organised in April, two workshops in Novi Pazar and Novi Sad for journalists and editors from local media in order to help them cover and understand the political campaign.
The fifth consecutive public debate on economic development in local communities organized by BIRN Serbia, Media Centre, NALED and Ekonomist magazine took a place in Vranje on April 11.
BIRN Serbia organised a two-day advanced workshop on newswire reporting for contributors from the region as part of its Minority Media Training and Reporting Project.
BIRN Serbia has recruited correspondents from Sandzak, southern Serbia, Vojvodina and Kosovo (covering the Serb community and other minorities) for its expanded news service on the new Balkan Insight website.
The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Belgrade has made a grant available to support BIRN’s efforts to turn part of its output into an income-generating activity. The new grant provides funds designed to boost the BIRN network’s editorial capacity, in particular its cutting-edge output in analytical and investigative journalism.
BIRN Serbia is to train eight Roma journalists from all over Serbia, September 27-29. The training will be followed by publication of a special edition dedicated to key political, economic, and social issues of importance to the Roma community in Serbia.
The BIRN Serbia team organized an advanced journalism training session for local Serbs, Montenegrin and Bosniak journalists in Kosovo. The training was held from June 29 to July 1, in northern Mitrovica, as part of BIRN’s ongoing Minority Training and Reporting project.
On May 21 – 22, the BIRN Serbia team will travel to East Serbia to interview potential candidates for the BIRN correspondent network.
Staff and contributors from throughout the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network will meet from April 12 –15 in Belgrade.
BIRN held several meetings with local politicians, human rights activists, local media journalists and representatives of international organisations during a three-day visit to the South Serbia municipalities of Bujanovac, Presevo and Vranje.
Eight journalists from Serbia are traveling to London in mid-November to take part in a study programme focusing on reporting minority issues, which has been organised by the British Association for Central and Eastern Europe.
BIRN Serbia organised two-day editorial workshop for Serb and Bosniak journalists living in Kosovo on August 27 and 28.
BIRN Serbia is holding a panel discussion “Political Fallout and Future of Sandzak”, at the Media Centre Belgrade, on Tuesday, October 3, 2006 , at 14:00.
A special edition of Balkan Insight examining critical issues facing post-independence Montenegro was published on June 23. The edition, Montenegro Special, comprising seven articles by BIRN journalists, followed a four-day workshop on the subject in Budva at the beginning of June, organised by BIRN Serbia