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Tips for a Strong Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence Application

Applications are now open for the 2020 edition of our flagship Fellowship programme. The deadline is March 10.

Montenegro: Call for Investigative Story Pitches

Do you have an idea for a big story in the public interest? Do you want to explore topics relevant for Montenegro? Do you want to report your story to the highest standards, with training and a quality editorial mentoring from the country and the region that let you explore your subject in depth? Would you like your story to be published in the region, translated into English and to reach readers even more widely?

Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence – Call Open

Our flagship Fellowship programme is expanding.

BIRN Albania Holds Workshop on Political Party Finances

The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network in Albania, together with the Albanian Center of Quality Journalism, held a workshop on February 6 on political party financing.

BIRN Kosovo Trains Auditors in Media Communication Skills

BIRN Kosovo held its first training session with the Auditor General and Head of Department for International Communication and Cooperation in Auditing on February 3 as part of a project aimed at increasing transparency and accountability over the management of public funds.

BIRN and Partners Launch Environmental Media Project in Montenegro

BIRN and its partners in Montenegro have launched a new project entitled ‘Investigative Journalism on EnvironMEntal Issues, with Citizens’ Engagement’

BIRN Bosnia Launches ‘Forgotten Victims’ Campaign

BIRN Bosnia and Herzegovina is launching a campaign entitled ‘Forgotten Victims’, aimed at highlighting the victims of war crimes for which no one has yet been convicted under final verdicts.

BIRN Kosovo Trains Media in Fact-Checking in Gjakova/Djakovica

BIRN Kosovo gave a training course for local media in Gjakova/Djakovica and the surrounding area on January 27, focusing on fact-checking standards in journalism.

BIRN Investigative Resource Desk

BIRN Investigative Resource Desk (B.I.R.D.) is an innovative interactive platform created for journalists who want to keep up-to-date with the fast-changing world of technology without sacrificing their ethics or the standards of professional journalism.

2020 Resonant Voices Fellows Selected

Thirteen journalists, activists and researchers will spend the coming months exploring the many facets of radicalisation and media manipulation in the EU and neighbouring states as part of the second generation of Resonant Voices Fellows.

BIRN Launches New Investigative Resource Desk Platform

BIRN is proud to announce BIRD, a unique platform that provides investigative journalists with a set of invaluable tech tools and resources, as well as various types of assistance.

BIRN Database Shows Bosnia Pays Dear for Officials’ Limos

Unique database compiled over months shows how the cash-strapped country spends millions of euros a year on pricey limousines for government officials.

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EU Awards: Investigations that Changed Balkans and Turkey

The 21 investigations selected for the 2018 EU awards all highlighted the way courageous journalists in the region continue to raise the bar and challenge cultures of secrecy, corruption and impunity.

Western Balkans Have Yet to Embrace Freedom of Information

Liberal-sounding access to information laws – vital for a free media – have yet to bring real transparency to the traditionally secretive countries of the Balkan region, a BIRN report shows.