News and Events

Platform B: Resilience of local media – what can we learn from the region and beyond?

Together with our partners, BIRN is continuing its series of online and offline events aimed at amplifying the voices of strong and credible individuals and organisations in the region that promote the core values of democracy, such as civic engagement, independent institutions, transparency and rule of law.

Women in Balkan Newsrooms: We’re Not a Monolithic Group

BIRN Platform B debate on Friday heard that, in a context of very diverse experiences, taking a “one-size-fits-all approach” towards fixing the issues women journalists face in the region is not practical.

Internship Vacancy for Young Journalists and Students of Journalism at BIRN

The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN) is launching a call for 2 interns from Kosovo who are interested in pursuing a career in journalism.

Platform B – Women in Newsrooms: Perspectives on Equity, Diversity and Resilience

Event series by Balkan Investigative Reporting Network and partners

Meet the People Behind BIRN: Ivana Jeremic

Each month, BIRN introduces you to members of its team. For December, meet, Ivana Jeremic, BIRN Editor.

Online Violence Against Women Must Not Be Tolerated, Debate Told

Women who work in the public arena in the Western Balkans are regularly targeted by online threats, insults and false accusations, and existing laws must be enforced to protect them, said panelists at a BIRN debate.

BIRN Presents Annual Digital Rights Report in Sarajevo

BIRN presented its latest annual report on the state of digital rights in eight countries from the SEE region as part of its BIRN Open House series of events in Sarajevo.

BIRN Presents Online Platform on China’s Activities in Western Balkans

BIRN’s new interactive map pinpoints China’s growing business presence in the region – which experts say media and civil society need to focus on more.

‘Last Despatches’ Exhibition Commemorates Balkan War Reporters

BIRN opened an exhibition in Sarajevo and published a new book commemorating the journalists and media workers who were killed during and just after the 1990s wars in the former Yugoslavia.

BIRN Hosts Series of Events in Sarajevo

BIRN Open House is a series of events in Sarajevo hosted by the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network, focusing on issues such as media freedom, justice, accountability, memory and digital rights.

Platform B: China in the Balkans – Transparency Locked

Event series by Balkan Investigative Reporting Network and partners

BIRN Kosovo Holds Training with High School Students in Gorazdevac

On December 4, BIRN Kosovo held the tenth and final training session with high school students from Gorazdveac, a Serbian village in the region of Peja, as part of the EU funded project “Solidifying the Resilience of Kosovo’s Current and Future Journalists”.

BIRN Kosovo Holds Training with High School Students in Drenas

On December 3, BIRN Kosovo held the ninth training session with students of the “Gjegj Kastrioti Skenderbeu” high school in the municipality of Drenas as part of the EU funded project “Solidifying the Resilience of Kosovo’s Current and Future Journalists”.

BIRN Kosovo Holds Training with High School Students in Malisheva

On December 3, BIRN Kosovo held the eighth training session with students of the “Hamdi Berisha” high school in the municipality of Malisheva as part of the EU funded project “Solidifying the Resilience of Kosovo’s Current and Future Journalists”.

BIRN Kosovo Holds Training with High School Students in Rahovec

On December 2, BIRN Kosovo held the seventh training session with students of the “Xhelal Hajda” high school in the municipality of Rahovec as part of the EU funded project “Solidifying the Resilience of Kosovo’s Current and Future Journalists”.