News and Events

BIRN Albania Opens Call for Investigations on Public Finances

The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network in Albania launched a call for investigative stories on November 30, offering grants for three journalists to produce articles on topics related to public finances.

Meet the People Behind BIRN: Matteo Mastracci

Each month, BIRN introduces you to members of its team. For November, meet Matteo Mastracci, our new Digital Rights Researcher.

BIRN Kosovo Holds Training with High School Students in Gjakova

On November 26, BIRN Kosovo held the fifth training session with students of the “Hajdar Dushi” high school in the municipality of Gjakova as part of the EU funded project “Solidifying the Resilience of Kosovo’s Current and Future Journalists”.

BIRN Kosovo Holds Fourth Training with High School Students in Mitrovica

On November 25, BIRN Kosovo held the fourth training session with students of the “Frang Bardhi” high school in the municipality of Mitrovica as part of the EU funded project “Solidifying the Resilience of Kosovo’s Current and Future Journalists”.

BIRN Kosovo Holds Third Training with High School Students in Prishtina

On November 25, BIRN Kosovo held a third training session with students of the “Ahmet Gashi” high school in the municipality of Prishtina as part of the EU funded project “Solidifying the Resilience of Kosovo’s Current and Future Journalists”.

BIRN Albania Holds Workshop on Media Monitoring in Elections

The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network in Albania held a workshop for experts and civil society on November 9 in Tirana on media and social media monitoring during the elections.

BIRN Albania Holds Roundtable on Public Finances

The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network in Albania held a roundtable on public finances on Wednesday November 24 in Tirana.

Workshop in Bosnia on Humanitarian Approaches to Reporting on Missing Persons

With the aim of improving media reporting on missing persons with a focus on a humanitarian approach, as well as on war crimes and transitional justice, a six-day training for journalists and journalism students from all parts of Bosnia and Herzegovina was held in Sarajevo from Friday 12 November till Wednesday 17 November 2021.

EU Investigative Awards for 2021 Announced in Serbia

Stories on air pollution, cronyism in business and manipulation of the COVID death toll received the top prizes at an awards ceremony on November 16.

Sarajevo Exhibition Documents Perils of Wartime ‘Sniper Alley’

Photographer Paul Lowe is presenting a BIRN-backed multimedia exhibition entitled ‘Watch Out, Sniper’, documenting the experiences of people who endured the dangers of Sarajevo’s so-called Sniper Alley during the 1992-95 siege.

Requests to Remove Online Content ‘Mustn’t Fuel Censorship’, Debate Told

A debate about online freedom of expression entitled ‘New Trends or a Method of Suppressing Independent Journalism?’ was held in Sarajevo on November 12 by the Center for Investigative Journalism and BIRN Bosnia and Herzegovina.

BIRN Co-Published Investigation into Seasonal Workers Wins Irish Award

Investigation into low pay, long hours and poor working conditions of Eastern European workers in Ireland, on which BIRN collaborated with Irish investigative platform Noteworthy, wins award.

BIRN and n-ost Hold Cross-border Journalism Workshop in Nis

BIRN Hub and its partner organisation n-ost held a workshop on cross-border cooperation in journalism for nine local media outlets from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Serbia, from November 2 to November 5 in Nis, Serbia, which included a “journalism slam” event in the city.

Assignment Editor

Balkan Investigative Regional Reporting Network, BIRN, is looking for an assignment editor with a strong understanding of the current affairs in Southeast and Central Europe, whose main tasks will be to coordinate investigative journalists working on country-based and cross-border investigations.

BIRN Launches COVID Crisis Tech Response Livefeed Page

COVID Crisis Tech Response Livefeed, a new focus page on BIRN’s flagship Balkan Insight website, will deliver regular updates on digital and tech solutions that are being introduced during the coronavirus pandemic.