News and Events

BIRN BiH Leads Petition for More Transparency in Bosnia’s Judiciary

Through a campaign to collect citizens’ signatures, the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network Bosnia and Herzegovina, BIRN BiH, wants to draw public attention to the problem of inaccessible corruption indictments and verdicts, asking judicial institutions to increase the transparency of their work.

BIRN Trains New Cohort on Basics of Journalism

Over July, BIRN editor Matt Robinson trained 12 aspiring journalists from the Western Balkans who are part of BIRN’s Traineeship programme for young journalists on the basics of journalism.

Open call: Reporting on Gender-Based Violence in the Balkans

Journalists and writers from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia are invited to apply for a specialised programme that aims to examine and expose different aspects of the trend of offline and online gender-based violence in the region.

EU Awards for Investigative Journalism Announced in Kosovo

The three best investigative stories in Kosovo published in 2020 were awarded in Pristina on Thursday, July 15, 2021.

Freedom of Information in Balkans: ‘No Will, No Optimism’

Regional public institutions still have a way to go to improve their records on freedom of information and be more transparent and accountable to citizens, a BIRN panel discussion heard.

BIRN Albania Holds Training Event on Public Inspectorates

On July 7-8 in Tirana, the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network in Albania, BIRN Albania, held a two-day training session on public inspectorates.

BIRN Albania Holds Training on Court and Crime Reporting

On July 9, the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network in Albania, BIRN Albania, held a one-day session training on court and crime reporting.

Europeanisation of Kosovo’s Environmental Agenda Team Holds Youth Dialogue Meetings in Peja and Gjakova

On June 29 and 30, the Environmentally Responsible Action (ERA) Group, in partnership with BIRN Kosovo, CEE Bankwatch, and TV Mreza, held two youth dialogue meetings with youngsters from the municipalities of Peja and Gjakova, organised as part of Green Energy Days 2021.

Europeanisation of Kosovo’s Environmental Agenda Team Holds Awards Ceremony for Best Environmental Journalism

On July 7, the Europeanisation of Kosovo’s Environmental Agenda project team, which consists of BIRN Kosovo, CEE Bankwatch, the ERA Group and TV Mreza, held an awards ceremony to recognise the three best journalistic stories on energy efficiency, environmental protection, climate change and environmental impacts on public health published between March 2020 and February 2021.

Youth Collective Action at Green Energy Days 2021

On July 6, the ERA Group, in partnership with BIRN Kosovo, CEE Bankwatch and TV Mreza, held the Youth Collective Action Bike Tour, which was organised as part of Green Energy Days 2021.

Roundtable Discussion Held on Ethical Reporting on Violent Extremism and Terrorism

On July 6, BIRN Kosovo held a roundtable discussion on the challenges of reporting ethically on violent extremism and terrorism, which was organised as part of the Resilient Community Program project.

Europeanisation of Kosovo’s Environmental Agenda Team Holds the European Green Deal and Sustainable Development Goals Conference

On Monday July 5 the Europeanisation of Kosovo’s Environmental Agenda team held a conference featuring two panel discussions on the European Green Deal and Sustainable Development Goals.

Memorial Center and BIRN BiH to Hold Oral History Conference

On July 7, the Memorial Center in Srebrenica and the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network Bosnia and Herzegovina, BIRN BiH, will hold a conference in Potocari on “The Role of Oral History in Countering Revisionist Narratives”.

Platform B: Freedom of Information in the Balkans: Classified, Rejected, Delayed

Event series by Balkan Investigative Reporting Network and partners.

The Europeanisation of Kosovo’s Environmental Agenda team holds the Environmental Challenges and Exchange of Environmental Practices in Western Balkan Countries Regional Conference

On Friday July 2, the Europeanisation of Kosovo’s Environmental Agenda team held a conference on the environmental challenges facing the Western Balkans, which was also designed to share good environmental practices between guest speakers and other participants from the region.