News and Events

BIRN Kosovo Holds Conference on Pandemic’s Impact on Municipality’s Finances

BIRN Kosovo held a town hall conference on Wednesday about the impact of the pandemic on municipal revenues and expenses, the first such event to be organised within the framework of the ‘Promoting the Auditor General/National Audit Office’s Role in Kosovo’ project.

BIRN to Hold Debate on Online Media Regulation in the Western Balkans

As part of the regional ‘Media for All’ project, Balkan Investigative Reporting Network will hold a virtual midday debate on September 23 to discuss online media regulation and self-regulation in the Western Balkans.

Call for Applications for Traineeship Programme for Young Journalists

As part of Media for All Project, the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network, BIRN, wants to connect students and young journalists who wish to gain practical knowledge in the field by working with media organisations in the Western Balkans, which will host this four-month traineeship programme.

BIRN Kosovo Listed by US State Department as a Resource for Reporting Corruption

In its 2020 Investment Climate report on Kosovo, the US State Department has listed BIRN and its executive director Jeta Xharra as a useful resource for reporting corruption.

Calls Open for EU Investigative Journalism Award for Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo

Applications are now open for submission of investigative articles from Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo for the annual EU Investigative Journalism Award.

BIRN Kosovo Trains Prospective Journalists to Monitor Audit Reports

BIRN Kosovo held two training sessions with prospective journalists on September 2 and 4 aimed at developing their ability to monitor audit reports.

EU Investigative Journalism Awards Presented in Turkey

Ceremony in Ankara sees awards going to three women reporters and their groundbreaking stories on drug trafficking, the plight of Yezidi women and abortion issues.

Call for EU Investigative Journalism Award in Montenegro Reopened

Investigative stories published from January 1 to December 31, 2019, and related to freedom of expression, rule of law, transparency, abuse of power and fundamental rights, corruption and organised crime are welcome to apply.

BIRN Albania Publishes Report on Internet Governance

The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network in Albania has published a report entitled ‘Internet Governance in Albania and its Role in Media Freedom’.

Call for Applications for Training in Project Cycle Management

Media representatives, including journalists, editors, project coordinators, project assistants, as well as freelance journalists from six Western Balkan countries and without previous knowledge of project management, are welcomed to apply for this four-day practical training.

BIRN Annual Report: Rule of Law, Accountability and Transparency in Troubled Times

Readers recognise the importance of “uncompromising investigative journalism” in an era of disinformation and media control.

SEE Digital Rights Network Established

Facing a rise in digital rights violations, more than a dozen rights organisations have agreed to work together to protect individuals and societies in Southeast Europe.

BIRN Movie About Underground Hospital Premieres at Sarajevo Festival

A film about a remarkable hospital that functioned underground during the war in Bosnia – directed by BIRN BiH’s deputy editor – has its first showing at this year’s online Sarajevo Film Festival.

Serbian Authorities Seek Bank Data of Rights Groups, Investigative Media

A department of Serbia’s finance ministry tasked with tackling money laundering and terrorism financing has asked banks to hand over data about the transactions of dozens of individuals and NGOs known for their work on human rights, transparency and exposing corruption.

BIRN Kosovo Participates in Environmental Journalism Awards

BIRN Kosovo was one of four organisations that implemented the ‘Europeanisation of Kosovo’s Environmental Agenda’ project, which has awarded journalists in Kosovo for the best stories about the environment, energy efficiency and climate change.