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BIRN Appoints New Managing Editor for Balkan Insight

BIRN Appoints New Managing Editor for Balkan Insight

The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network has appointed Matthew Collin, a veteran journalist who has already been working as an editor at BIRN for many years, as the new managing editor of its flagship Balkan Insight website.
BIRN Investigates Seizure of E-Mail Account Amid Cyber-Intimidation Campaign

BIRN Investigates Seizure of E-Mail Account Amid Cyber-Intimidation Campaign

BIRN is investigating the circumstances in which the security of an official e-mail account was compromised to send a malicious communication.
Meet the People Behind BIRN: Madalin Necsutu

Meet the People Behind BIRN: Madalin Necsutu

Madalin has been Balkan Insight’s correspondent from Moldova and Romania since 2017. He is a political and investigative journalist who specialises in Eastern Europe and the politics of ex-Soviet states in the region.
BIRN Bosnia Journalist Shortlisted for Journalistic Award in Slovakia

BIRN Bosnia Journalist Shortlisted for Journalistic Award in Slovakia

Nino Bilajac, a journalist at BIRN Bosnia and Herzegovina, has been nominated alongside his colleague Tomas Madlenak for this year’s Slovak Journalistic Award in the ‘written investigative journalism’ category.
BIRN Kosovo Holds Training on Terrorism and Violent Extremism for Judges and Prosecutors

BIRN Kosovo Holds Training on Terrorism and Violent Extremism for Judges and Prosecutors

Between 24-28 April 2024, BIRN Kosovo held a four-day training on terrorism and violent extremism for judges and prosecutors in Durrës, Albania.
Balkan Journalists Deepen Knowledge on Engaged Citizens Reporting

Balkan Journalists Deepen Knowledge on Engaged Citizens Reporting

Over 50 journalists from eight media outlets joined an online ‘learning circle’ on April 22-23 to gain more knowledge about engagement journalism and innovative methods to involve women, young people and under-represented communities in the creation of high-quality content.
Call for Applications: BIRN Training on Gender-based Misinformation and Issues Related to Sexism

Call for Applications: BIRN Training on Gender-based Misinformation and Issues Related to Sexism

The dissemination of false information poses a serious risk to security, openness, and democracy. It has an impact on society on several levels, impeding efforts to promote interethnic communication as well as the fight against hate speech, discrimination, violence, and gender inequality.
BIRN Investigation Shortlisted for European Press Prize 2024

BIRN Investigation Shortlisted for European Press Prize 2024

Story looking at European Commission’s proposal to scan for child sexual abuse material online is one of 25 nominations for prestigious award.
BIRN Became Partner of Journalism Cloud Alliance

BIRN Became Partner of Journalism Cloud Alliance

The Alliance was launched on April 17 in Perugia, Italy, to democratize access to data storage and promote collaboration among various stakeholders – and so assist investigative reporting worldwide.
BIRN Macedonia Holds Fourth Training for Young Journalists

BIRN Macedonia Holds Fourth Training for Young Journalists

The fourth in a year-long series of training courses for a dozen young journalists took place from April 12-14 in Strumica, North Macedonia.
BIRN Kosovo and Radio Gorazdevac Hold Public Discussion With Residents of Gorazdevac About Public Services

BIRN Kosovo and Radio Gorazdevac Hold Public Discussion With Residents of Gorazdevac About Public Services

On April 11, 2024, Radio Gorazdevac in partnership with BIRN Kosovo held a meeting with residents of Gorazdevac, on Radio Gorazdevac spaces, to discuss the needs of the Gorazdevac community regarding public services.
Transitional Justice Vital for Bosnia’s EU Path, Conference Says

Transitional Justice Vital for Bosnia’s EU Path, Conference Says

Participants agree transitional judice is a priority for the EU and feelings of ‘fatigue’ must not get in the way.
BIRN Kosovo Holds Training for Journalists on Reporting About Missing Persons

BIRN Kosovo Holds Training for Journalists on Reporting About Missing Persons

On April 4, 2024 BIRN Kosovo held a training for journalists on how to report about the missing persons in Kosovo as part of the EU-funded project “Uncovering the Truth: Combatting Monoethnic Journalism and Advocating for the Missing Persons in Kosovo“.
BIRN Kosovo Holds Training on the Methodology of Filming, Editing, and Presenting Oral History Interviews

BIRN Kosovo Holds Training on the Methodology of Filming, Editing, and Presenting Oral History Interviews

BIRN Kosovo held a one-day training on the Methodology of filming, editing, and presenting Oral History interviews on April 3 at the Civil Society House, in Prishtina.
BIRN Kosovo Holds Workshop for Referral Mechanism in South Mitrovica

BIRN Kosovo Holds Workshop for Referral Mechanism in South Mitrovica

BIRN Kosovo held a workshop on March 28 in South Mitrovica about strategic communication during the implementation of the activities of the National Strategy for Preventing and Countering Terrorism for members of the referral mechanism of the South Mitrovica municipality, a multi-disciplinary team set up to address terrorism-related issues.