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Meet the People Behind BIRN: Behar Mustafa

Meet the People Behind BIRN: Behar Mustafa

Behar Mustafa is a court monitor, researcher and journalist for the TV programme Justice in Kosovo.
Millions Spent on Public Competitions Poorly Controlled, BIRN Serbia Report Reveals

Millions Spent on Public Competitions Poorly Controlled, BIRN Serbia Report Reveals

Serbia spent millions of euros on thousands of projects with little control over spending, no evaluation of projects’ impacts and no oversight if projects were implemented as agreed, a new report by BIRN Serbia shows.
Western Balkan Journalists trained for Engaging Citizens in Their Reporting

Western Balkan Journalists trained for Engaging Citizens in Their Reporting

Eighteen journalists from eight different media outlets underwent training to learn innovative methods to engage women, youth and underrepresented demographics, including audiences aged 65 and older, in the creation of high-quality content.
BIRN Kosovo Trains Members of the Referral Mechanism on Cybersecurity in Hani i Elezit

BIRN Kosovo Trains Members of the Referral Mechanism on Cybersecurity in Hani i Elezit

On March 21, BIRN Kosovo held a one-day training as part of the activity for organizing support days for members of the referral mechanism in the Municipality of Hani i Elezit.
Call for Applications: BIRN Training for Journalists on Reporting about the Missing Persons in Kosovo

Call for Applications: BIRN Training for Journalists on Reporting about the Missing Persons in Kosovo

In a landscape marked by monoethnic narratives, the issue of missing persons in Kosovo stands out as a crucial topic that requires immediate attention and response.
BIRN Kosovo Holds Training for Municipal Assembly and Staff on Countering Extremism

BIRN Kosovo Holds Training for Municipal Assembly and Staff on Countering Extremism

On March 19, BIRN Kosovo held a one-day training to present the strategic vision of Kosovo’s National Strategy for Preventing and Countering Terrorism to the Municipality of Kaçanik.
BIRN Kosovo Trains Members of the Referral Mechanism in Hani i Elezit on Using Social Media

BIRN Kosovo Trains Members of the Referral Mechanism in Hani i Elezit on Using Social Media

On March 19, BIRN Kosovo held a one-day training as part of the activity for organizing days of support for members of the referral mechanism in the Municipality of Hani i Elezit.
BIRN Kosovo Trains Network’s Journalists in Investigative Skills

BIRN Kosovo Trains Network’s Journalists in Investigative Skills

BIRN HUB and BIRN Kosovo held a two-day training for journalists from the local BIRN offices to boost their investigative reporting skills.
Open Call: Research Grants for the Students of the University of Prishtina “Hasan Prishtina”

Open Call: Research Grants for the Students of the University of Prishtina “Hasan Prishtina”

“Dealing with conflict legacy in Kosovo” is a project funded by the British Embassy and UNDP and implemented by BIRN Kosovo. This project’s main objective is to address conflict legacy through concrete activities, such as: informing wider society by offering in-depth research related to the war in Kosovo.
BIRN Journalist Receives Bring the Noize Award for Feminist Reporting

BIRN Journalist Receives Bring the Noize Award for Feminist Reporting

Andjela Milivojevic, a BIRN journalist contributor, won the annual award for 2023 awarded by the feminist BeFem Organisation for her investigation into revenge porn.
BIRN Montenegro and Civic Alliance Organize First Anti-Corruption Forum on Environment

BIRN Montenegro and Civic Alliance Organize First Anti-Corruption Forum on Environment

Speakers say authorities must cooperate with citizens who report corruption – and courts should impose tougher penalties for violations of environmental laws.
Call for Applications: Financial Support for the Production of Quality, Engaging and Innovative Content for Western Balkans Media Outlets and Journalists

Call for Applications: Financial Support for the Production of Quality, Engaging and Innovative Content for Western Balkans Media Outlets and Journalists

The project Western Balkan Media for Change opens a call for the financial support of individuals, media outlets, associations and other organisations from the Western Balkans through its grants.
BIRN Albania Screens Documentary on Sexual Harassment

BIRN Albania Screens Documentary on Sexual Harassment

Premiere of Body of Shame, which challenges the societal norms that blame victims of sexual abuse, kicks off week of Women’s Rights Activism.
BIRN Serbia Presents Fresh Media Ownership Database

BIRN Serbia Presents Fresh Media Ownership Database

New data on ownership of 43 media with the largest audience share in Serbia, published by BIRN Serbia and Global Media Registry (GMR) reveals a high risk of ownership and audience concentration and political control.
BIRN Kosovo Holds a Workshop for the Referral Mechanism Members of the Municipality of Hani i Elezit

BIRN Kosovo Holds a Workshop for the Referral Mechanism Members of the Municipality of Hani i Elezit

On February 28, 2024, BIRN Kosovo held a workshop on strategic communication during the implementation of the activities of the National Strategy for Preventing and Countering Terrorism. The workshop was organised in Hani i Elezit for the members of the referral mechanism of the local municipality.