News and Events

Workshop for Sarajevo Canton Teachers on Teaching History from Database of Judicially Established Facts

BIRN Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Institute for Development of Pre-University Education of Sarajevo Canton are organising workshops in October for history teachers at which plans for lessons about the past and a multimedia Database of Judicially Established Facts will be presented.

Internet Governance Forum to Be Held in Bosnia Again

After five years, the Internet Governance Forum is being held again in Bosnia – and, below, you can help select the topics to be discussed by experts in cyber-security and citizens’ rights, representatives of academic community and the media.

BIRN Seeks AI Researchers: Applications Open

BIRN is seeking applications for multiple positions of Country Researcher for the Global Index on Responsible Artificial Intelligence (GIRAI) project to support the development of a comprehensive set of benchmarks for measuring countries’ commitment towards responsible AI worldwide.

BIRN Holds Data Journalism and OSINT Training in Montenegro

The Balkan Investigative Regional Reporting Network, BIRN Hub and partners from Germany, Georgia and Uzbekistan organised a three-day training course to boost the reporting skills of group of international journalists in Montenegro.

SEE Digital Rights Network Members from Kosovo, Croatia, and Greece Meet Online

BIRN gathered SEE Digital Rights Network members from Kosovo, Greece, and Croatia to share their most recent digital rights-related projects and initiatives and talk about the future work of the SEE Digital Rights Network.

BIRN BiH Launches Video Campaign about Missing Persons

Marking International Day of the Disappeared, BIRN Bosnia and Herzegovina has launched a campaign to help raise awareness of the pain of family members of those who disappeared during and after the war.

BIRN Summer School Ends in Greece

On the last two days of BIRN’s Summer School of Investigative Reporting, participants learned about investigating migration, were introduced to data journalism and pitched their story ideas.

Call for Media from Western Balkans to Host Editors and Journalists from Across the Region 

One-month Regional Exchange Progrmme

Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN) invites media from six Western Balkans countries (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia) to become host media in the One-Month Regional Exchange Programme during 2023 and/or 2024. This programme is a unique opportunity that will allow both parties to share their expertise in investigative news production and foster knowledge exchange.

BIRN Summer School Day 4: Podcasts and Cross-Border Journalism

On the fourth day of BIRN’s Summer School of Investigative Reporting, participants learned about investigative podcasts and cross-border journalism.

BIRN Summer School Day 3: Digital Security and Mental Health

On the third day of BIRN’s Summer School of Investigative Reporting, participants learned about the importance of digital security and mental health.

BIRN Summer School Day 2: Journalism in Exile

On the second day of BIRN’s Summer School of Investigative Reporting, participants were introduced to visual investigations and had a panel discussion on journalism in exile.

Digital Rights Training for Bosnian Journalists: Applications Open

BIRN Bosnia and Herzegovina invites journalists, NGO representatives and activists from across Bosnia to apply for a three-day training program addressing topics and cross-cutting issues related to digital rights and freedoms violations in the Balkans.

BIRN’s Annual Summer School Kicks Off in Greece

BIRN’s 13th Summer School of Investigative Reporting is bringing together 36 journalists from South-East and Central European countries for a week-long training to develop skills, explore new techniques and cooperate in cross-border stories.

Digital Rights Reporting Training for Balkan Journalists: Applications Open

BIRN invites Balkan journalists to apply for our three-day digital rights reporting training programme in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, from September 26-28, 2023. Successful applicants will also become eligible for a small grant to produce a digital rights story.

Call for Applications for a Two-Day Training Course on Investigative Reporting and Fact-Checking

BIRN Kosovo has opened a new call for applications for its first two-day training course on investigative reporting and fact-checking, as part of the EU-funded project ‘Strengthening Quality News and Independent Journalism in the Western Balkans and Turkey II’.