News and Events

Deadline Extended for Applications for Traineeship Programme for Young Journalists from North Macedonia

The deadline for submission of applications for the four-month traineeship programme for students, recent graduates and young journalists from North Macedonia has been extended until June 21st, 2021, at midnight Central European Time.

BIRN Summer School Offers Investigative Reporting Training on Croatia Coast

BIRN’s flagship Summer School of Investigative Reporting returns for the 11th time in August, offering journalists a unique opportunity to learn investigative skills from award-winning trainers and journalists.

BIRN Launches Database of Mass Graves from Yugoslav Wars

‘Bitter Land’ is an interactive database of mass graves that aims to demonstrate the scale of the atrocities, ethnic cleansing and operations to cover up war crimes during the 1990s conflicts in the former Yugoslavia.

Call for Applications: Basic Journalism Training for High School Students

As part of the EU-supported “Solidifying the Resilience of Kosovo’s Current and Future Journalists” project, BIRN Kosovo is seeking students from Kosovo’s public high schools interested in undergoing training in media production, media literacy and tackling fake news.

BIRN and IPI Launch Call for Applications for the Third Two-Day Training Course on Fact-Checking and Tackling Disinformation

BIRN and the International Press Institute (IPI) have opened the Call for Applications for the third two-day training course on fact-checking and tackling disinformation as part of the EU funded project titled “Solidifying the Resilience of Kosovo’s Current and Future Journalists” .

BIRN Kosovo Trains Teachers Around Kosovo in Public Speaking and Presenting

Between March and May 2021, BIRN Kosovo and Internews Kosova held 60 training workshops for teachers from across the country focusing on public speaking and presenting in front of a camera, thanks to support from the US Embassy in Kosovo.

Meet the People Behind BIRN: Milka Domanovic

Each month, BIRN will introduce you to its people. For May, meet Milka Domanovic, Lead Researcher at BIRN.

Open Call: Storytelling and Fact-Checking Workshop for Young People

Young people from the Western Balkans are invited to apply for a workshop in storytelling and fact-checking on topics of transitional justice, truth-telling and memory. We are inviting young people from any discipline who are interested in these topics to submit a proposal to join us at this workshop.

Journalists’ Notes: How We Revealed The Greek Cargo Ships Polluting The Antarctic

BIRN gives behind-the-scenes insights on how in-depth investigations into critical issues in the region are done by our team of journalists.

BIRN Kosovo Journalists Awarded For Stories on Public Procurement

On May 20, three BIRN Kosovo journalists were recognised at the Speak Up for Procurement Awards, held as part of USAID’s Transparent, Effective and Accountable Municipalities project, which is being implemented by Levizja FOL.

BIRN and Internews Kosova Launch 15th Annual Court Monitoring Report

In 2020, BIRN and Internews Kosova (I/KS) monitored the justice sector for the 15th consecutive year, publishing their findings through the now annual Court Monitoring Report, the latest edition of which was launched on Monday May 17, 2021.

BIRN Albania Opens Call for Investigations on Justice System

The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network in Albania launched a call for investigative stories on May 17, offering grants for three journalists to produce articles on topics related to justice sector.

Open Call for Second Round of Traineeship Programme for Young Journalists

Journalism students, recent graduates and journalists at the beginning of their career from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia are welcomed to apply for a paid four-month traineeship programme at well-respected media outlets across the region.

Kosovo Minister Praises BIRN and Internews Court Monitoring

Kosovo’s Justice Minister Albulena Haxhiu welcomed BIRN and Internews Kosova’s report on their monitoring of corruption cases, saying that it highlighted serious problems in the country’s courts.

New generation of Fellows Selected for 2021

Ten journalists have been selected to take part in this year’s Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence. Over the next nine months, they will be working on the reporting projects that secured them a place in this prestigious programme.