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Fellowship 2024: Voices - Call for Applications Open

Fellowship 2024: Voices – Call for Applications Open

We are awarding 10 fellowships to journalists from Central and South-Eastern Europe who have an idea for a story that needs dedicated on-the-ground reporting, in-depth research, generous funding and sustained editorial attention to do it justice.
‘New Wave’, BIRN Albania’s Documentary on Migration, Screened in Tirana

‘New Wave’, BIRN Albania’s Documentary on Migration, Screened in Tirana

New film explores push factors behind latest migration wave from Albania toward the European Union and Britain.
BIRN Albania Wins Landmark FOI Case

BIRN Albania Wins Landmark FOI Case

Verdict forces Qualification Commission to reveal name of private sponsor who paid for vetting institutions staff’s weekend retreat in luxury resort.
Meet the People Behind BIRN: Adelina Ahmeti

Meet the People Behind BIRN: Adelina Ahmeti

From an active basketball player to an awarded journalist who has worked on investigations of many cases that ended with arrests, indictments or dismissals of officials due to corruption – this has been the professional path of 27-year-old Adelina Ahmeti, a BIRN Network journalist working at KALLXO.com.
Call for Applications: BIRN Kosovo Training on Fact-Checking Journalism for Young Journalists

Call for Applications: BIRN Kosovo Training on Fact-Checking Journalism for Young Journalists

In multi-ethnic, post-conflict societies, misinformation has the potential to adversely impact conditions for sustained peace and coexistence among communities and create political strife.
International Free Media Advocates Condemn Cyber-Attack and False Copyright Claims Against BIRN

International Free Media Advocates Condemn Cyber-Attack and False Copyright Claims Against BIRN

International Press Institute, and Media Freedom Rapid Response condemn cyber-attack and false copyright claims against BIRN’’s flagship website Balkan Insight.
BIRN Kosovo publishes report on justice system’s handling of terrorism and corruption cases in 2023

BIRN Kosovo publishes report on justice system’s handling of terrorism and corruption cases in 2023

BIRN Kosovo published the report titled “The Justice System’s Handling Cases with Terrorism and Corruption Charges in 2023”, which is based on the monitoring of the justice system and presents a detailed analysis of how cases of terrorism and corruption are handled by the justice system in Kosovo during 2023.
Western Balkan Journalists Tackle Challenges of Sustainable Development in Awarded stories

Western Balkan Journalists Tackle Challenges of Sustainable Development in Awarded stories

As climate change and environmental disasters increasingly dominate the concerns of Western Balkan countries, a significant need remains to raise awareness of future sustainable development.
BIRN Kosovo publishes report on the procedures of release of individuals convicted of terrorism

BIRN Kosovo publishes report on the procedures of release of individuals convicted of terrorism

On December 28, 2023 BIRN Kosovo has published a report titled “Conditional Release and Supervision of Persons Convicted of Terrorism” based on its direct monitoring of the advantages and disadvantages of the management of the process of the release of individuals convicted of terrorism.
Meet the People Behind BIRN: Aleksandar Djordjevic

Meet the People Behind BIRN: Aleksandar Djordjevic

Aleksandar Djordjevic has worked as a journalist since 2009, mainly covering politics and public finance.
Digital Rights Violations Surged in Balkans in 2023: BIRN, Freedom House

Digital Rights Violations Surged in Balkans in 2023: BIRN, Freedom House

In a joint X Space event, BIRN and Freedom House digital rights research teams reported a worrying a spike in digital rights violations in the region this year, comprising different types of online threats and methods.
Handbook on Reporting on Missing Persons in Bosnia Introduced

Handbook on Reporting on Missing Persons in Bosnia Introduced

The handbook ‘Media Reporting on Persons Missing Due to Conflicts in BiH 1992–1995’ was promoted at the Political Sciences Faculty of Sarajevo University.
BIRN Holds Digital Security Training for Balkan Journalists

BIRN Holds Digital Security Training for Balkan Journalists

BIRN organised four online training sessions to give journalists and journalism students from across the Balkans the most important tips and tools for staying safe in the digital environment.
BIRN Macedonia Launches Media Ownership Monitor Database

BIRN Macedonia Launches Media Ownership Monitor Database

The Media Ownership Monitor (MOM) database for North Macedonia, with information about 11 television channels, five radio stations, 13 online media outlets and five newspapers, was launched in Skopje on December 14 by the non-governmental organisation Global Media Register, GMR and BIRN Macedonia.
BIRN Launches Media Ownership Monitor in Montenegro

BIRN Launches Media Ownership Monitor in Montenegro

Balkan Investigative Reporting Network in Montenegro on Friday presented a register of media owners in Montenegro compiled through a regional project of monitoring media ownership done in collaboration with the Global Media Registry, GMR.