News and Events

BIRN Kosovo Holds the Second Energy, Environment, Climate Change Competition

BIRN Kosovo, in partnership with TV Mreza, the ERA Group and Bankwatch, is announcing the second and final competition for the three best journalistic stories on the topics of energy efficiency, environmental protection, climate change and environmental impacts on human health, within the EU-funded project, “Europeanisation of Kosovo’s Environmental Agenda”.

Open Call for Stories from Montenegro

Do you have an idea for a big story in the public interest? Do you want to explore topics relevant for Montenegro and the EU integration process? Do you want to conduct your story to the highest standards, with training and a quality editorial mentoring from the country and the region that let you explore your subject in depth? Would you like your story to be published in the region, translated into English and to reach wider public?

Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence 2021: Transformation

The Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence is opening its 2021 call for applications.

BIRN Kosovo is launching a free Serbian language course for Albanian journalists

It is our pleasure to announce a new Albanian–Serbian language course, as part of the EU-funded project Solidifying the Resilience of Kosovo’s Current and Future Journalists.

BIRN Kosovo Relaunches Tender to Produce Documentary on Sustainable Development in Kosovo

BIRN Kosovo, within the “Europeanisation of Kosovo’s Environmental Agenda”, an EU-funded project, is relaunching a tender call for proposals for the production of an up-to-60-minute documentary on sustainable development in Kosovo.

Open Calls for EU Investigative Journalism Award for 2021

Applications are now open for submission of investigative articles from North Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey.

Call for Applications for Training in Podcasting

Reporters, editors and producers from six Western Balkans countries are invited to apply for a training in investigative podcasts led by prominent international trainers who produce podcasts for the Reveal and Bellingcat investigative journalism websites.

BIRN to Conclude Debates on Online Media Regulation

Balkan Investigative Reporting Network will host a group of journalists and editors from across the Balkan region in a live online debate on February 24 to discuss the issues of online media regulation while preserving freedom of speech and avoiding censorship.

Open Call for Digital Rights Programme for Journalists

Journalists from Central and Southeastern Europe are invited to apply for BIRN’s Digital Rights Programme for Journalists that aims to explore the effects of digitalisation processes and to go deeper into the challenges facing digital rights.

BIRN Launches Online Community to Connect Journalists

BIRD Community is BIRN’s new, secure online platform for our alumni and for journalists reporting on South-East and Central Europe, allowing them to share story ideas, data and information, collaborate and utilise a document archive and contacts database.

Call for Applications for Training in Fundraising

Media representatives from six Western Balkans countries with or without previous knowledge of fundraising are welcome to apply for the two-day online training.

Share Your Experience: Violations on Social Media

Have you ever reported any violations on Facebook or Twitter? Was your report processed, content deleted or suspended, or the harassment, violence or hate speech continued? Tell us your story.

Season’s Greetings

BIRN Kosovo Chairs Debate on Oversight of Spending in Viti/Vitina

On December 24, BIRN Kosovo held a town hall conference in Viti/Vitina on the role of the National Audit Office, NAO, and citizens in overseeing municipal revenues and expenses, the fifth organised within the framework of the Promoting the Auditor General/NAO’s role in Kosovo project.

Child Protection NGOs Award Journalists Supported by BIRN Kosovo

On December 29 Behar Mustafa, a journalist at KALLXO.com, and Agon Sinanaj, who contributed an investigative story to BIRN’s English language newspaper Prishtina Insight, were recognised at the 2020 Awards for Journalism on Social and Child Protection. Both received prizes from KOMF, a Coalition of NGOs for Child Protection in Kosovo.