News and Events

Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence — Winners Chosen

Polish journalist Dariusz Kalan was awarded the first prize for the 2020 Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence, at a ceremony held in Vienna on Thursday. The ceremony – delayed because of the pandemic – celebrated the successful completion of the programme.

BIRN and Partners’ two-day Regional Event Celebrates ‘Media for All’ Project

BIRN gathered with grantees, mentors, and partners at the final event in Novi Sad from May 18 to May 19th to share the impact, success stories and lessons learned from the “Media for All” project.

Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence 2022 Launches in Vienna

This year’s Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence was launched with ten journalists attending an opening seminar in the Austrian capital. The Fellows were chosen from almost 100 applicants from the 14 countries covered by the programme.

BIRN Kicks off Green Energy Days With the Documentary ‘Poison in the Water, Poison in the Air’

On Monday, BIRN launched the Green Energy Days with the release of “Helm n’ujë, Helm n’ajër” (Poison in the Water, Poison in the Air], a documentary produced by Ikonë Studio and Pixels Production.

2022 ‘Green Energy Days’ to Take Place Between May 16 and May 22

The 2022 Green Energy Days initiative, under the Europeanisation of Kosovo’s Environmental Agenda action — funded by the European Union Office in Kosovo and implemented by BIRN Kosovo, CEE Bankwatch, ERA Group, and TV Mreža — is scheduled to take place between May 16 and May 22, 2022.

Meet the People Behind BIRN: Jelena Veljkovic

Each month, BIRN introduces you to a different member of its team. For May, meet Jelena Veljkovic, investigative journalist at BIRN Serbia.

New Deadline for EU Investigative Journalism Award for 2022

The new deadline for submitting applications for EU Investigative Journalism Award for 2022 for Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro and Serbia is Friday, 13.5.2022, at 23:59.

World Press Freedom Day Marked in Bosnia with Exhibition, Discussion

Media and watchdog organisations in Bosnia and Herzegovina have exposed numerous scandals that have never been prosecuted, as evidenced by many investigative pieces put on display at an exhibition in Reporters’ House, Sarajevo. Journalists Awarded for Public Procurement Reporting

BIRN Kosovo’s journalists Egzon Dahsyla and Valon Fana have been awarded by the FOL Movement for their reporting on public procurement.

Meet the People Behind BIRN: Besar Likmeta

Each month, BIRN introduces you to a different member of its team. For April, meet Besar Likmeta, editor-in-chief of BIRN Albania.

BIRN Journalist Wins Second Prize in Fetisov Journalism Awards

Haris Rovcanin has won second prize in the 2021 Fetisov Journalism Awards in the ‘Outstanding Contribution to Peace’ category.

Call for Applications for Internship Programme

BIRN offers a three-month internship programme for students interested in investigative reporting as part of its Investigative Reporting Initiative. If you are a journalism student looking for an opportunity to learn from highly dedicated journalists and editors, you are welcome to apply for this programme.

Open Calls for EU Investigative Journalism Award for 2022

Investigative stories published from January 1 to December 31, 2021, and related to freedom of expression, rule of law, transparency, abuse of power and fundamental rights, corruption and organised crime are welcome to apply.

BIRN Offers Grants to Explore War Crimes Archives

BIRN is offering grants to journalists, artists, historians and activists to create projects based on the archives of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia and domestic courts in former Yugoslav countries that held war crimes trials.

Meet the People Behind BIRN: Albulena Sadiku

Each month, BIRN introduces you to members of its team. For March, meet, Albulena Sadiku, Deputy Director and Senior Programme Manager at BIRN Kosovo.