News and Events

BIRN Probe Exposed Corruption in Kosovo’s Private Solar Power Incentives

On April 30, 2020, BIRN Kosovo broadcast a debate on its “Life in Kosovo” show – on its in-depth investigation, conducted by BIRN Kosovo country director Jeta Xharra and Visar Prebreza, an editor at BIRN.

UNICEF Awards BIRN BiH Journalist for Contribution to Children’s Rights

Azra Husaric, a journalist with the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network Bosnia and Herzegovina, BIRN BiH, has received UNICEF’s award for contribution to the promotion and protection of children’s rights in Bosnia and Herzegovina in the “Internet Work” category for her story on the challenges facing children with developmental difficulties and their parents in online classes during the current pandemic.

BIRN Kosovo Announces Tender to Produce Documentary on Sustainable Development in Kosovo

BIRN Kosovo, within the “Europeanization of Kosovo’s Environmental Agenda”, an EU-funded project, is opening a tender call for proposals for the production of an up-to-60-minute documentary on sustainable development in Kosovo.

BIRN Kosovo Journalists Awarded with the 2020 Prize for Economic Journalism

BIRN Kosovo journalists awarded with the 2020 Prize for Economic Journalism.

BIRN Kosovo Trains Auditors in Communications, Writing Techniques and Social Media

BIRN Kosovo held a training session with the staff of the National Audit Office on November 19, within the framework of the project, “Promoting the Auditor General/National Audit Office’s role in Kosovo”.

BIRN to Hold Art Exhibition About Kosovo War Mass Graves

Artist Vladimir Miladinovic will present an exhibition of drawings based on research into Hague Tribunal’s archive material about mass graves of Kosovo Albanian war victims in the Belgrade suburb of Batajnica.

Call for Applications for a Two-Day Training Course on Fact-Checking and Tackling Disinformation

BIRN Kosovo, in cooperation with the International Press Institute (IPI), as a part of the “Solidifying the Resilience of Kosovo’s Current and Future Journalists” project, which is supported by the EU, is seeking students and early-career journalists for a two-day training course on tackling disinformation and establishing fact checking methods.

BIRN Kosovo Holds Training on Critical Thinking and Fake News

On October 30, BIRN Kosovo organised a simultaneous online and face-to-face training session for students of the Rochester Institute of Technology in Kosovo. Around 15 students participated in the face-to-face session, with another 15 students participating online.

COVID’s Toll on Digital Rights in Central and Southeastern Europe

The latest report published by BIRN and Share Foundation sheds further light on the trends in digital rights violations in Central and Southeastern Europe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

BIRN Kosovo Holds Training in Monitoring and Reporting on Audit Reports

BIRN Kosovo held its fourth and fifth training sessions with junior journalists on October 16 and November 2 to improve their performance when reporting on and monitoring audit reports.

BIRN Albania Opens Call for Organised Crime Investigations

BIRN Albania launched a call for investigative stories on November 3, offering grants for three journalists to produce articles on organised crime themes.

BIRN Sponsors Development of War Crime Trial Educational Material

BIRN is supporting the development of educational material about war crime trials, focusing on cases from the Hague Tribunal, to help build awareness among young people and challenge the continuing political manipulation of wartime history.

Open Call: Best Stories on Public Spending

As part of its ‘Promoting the Auditor General/NAO’s Role in Kosovo’ project, which is supported by the Dutch Embassy in Pristina, BIRN Kosovo is seeking applications for an award scheme for the best stories on public spending.

BIRN Albania Holds Discussion on Organised Crime and Money-Laundering

The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network in Albania held on a roundtable discussion on October 27 between investigative journalists and representatives of civil society organisations working to counter organised crime in Albania.

BIRN Kosovo Holds Audit Report Debate in Shtime/Stimlje

BIRN Kosovo on Wednesday held the third in its series of debates discussing the findings of its audit monitoring project, which analyses reports on Kosovo’s municipalities published by the National Audit Office, NAO. The debate was held in the municipality of Shtime/Stimlje.