News and Events

BIRN Co-Published Investigation into Seasonal Workers Wins Irish Award

Investigation into low pay, long hours and poor working conditions of Eastern European workers in Ireland, on which BIRN collaborated with Irish investigative platform Noteworthy, wins award.

BIRN and n-ost Hold Cross-border Journalism Workshop in Nis

BIRN Hub and its partner organisation n-ost held a workshop on cross-border cooperation in journalism for nine local media outlets from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Serbia, from November 2 to November 5 in Nis, Serbia, which included a “journalism slam” event in the city.

Assignment Editor

Balkan Investigative Regional Reporting Network, BIRN, is looking for an assignment editor with a strong understanding of the current affairs in Southeast and Central Europe, whose main tasks will be to coordinate investigative journalists working on country-based and cross-border investigations.

BIRN Launches COVID Crisis Tech Response Livefeed Page

COVID Crisis Tech Response Livefeed, a new focus page on BIRN’s flagship Balkan Insight website, will deliver regular updates on digital and tech solutions that are being introduced during the coronavirus pandemic.

New Job Opportunity: External Evaluator

Balkan Investigative Reporting Regional Network, BIRN Hub is looking for an external evaluator (company, individual, team), to carry out evaluation of our 3-year project, Balkan Transitional Justice Initiative, funded by the European Commission. 

CEI SEEMO Investigative Awards Judges Praise BIRN Journalist

Nermina Kuloglija, a BIRN journalist from Bosnia and Herzegovina, was given a special mention by the judges of the CEI SEEMO journalism awards for outstanding merits in investigative journalism.

BIRN Bosnia and Herzegovina Journalist Shortlisted for International Award

Haris Rovcanin, a journalist with BIRN Bosnia and Herzegovina, has been shortlisted for the Fetisov Journalism Awards in the ‘Outstanding Contribution to Peace’ category.

Call for Registration: Online Training on Gender-Sensitive Reporting

Belgrade-based NGO Atina, together with the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network, is launching a series of online training courses focusing on gender-sensitive reporting on human trafficking and violence against women.

Meet the People Behind BIRN: Lamija Grebo

Each month, BIRN introduces you to a different member of its staff. For October, meet Lamija Grebo, a journalist at BIRN Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Women in Balkan Media ‘Must Speak Out’ Against Sexual Harassment

Media organisations in the Balkans should have proper regulations on sexual harassment and gender-based abuses, and media workers should speak out and support female colleagues if they are targeted, journalists told a BIRN debate.

Assignment Editor

Balkan Investigative Regional Reporting Network, BIRN, is looking for an assignment editor with a strong understanding of the current affairs in Southeast and Central Europe, whose main tasks will be to coordinate investigative journalists working on country-based and cross-border investigations.

BIRN Publishes Oral History Videos of War Survivors’ Stories

Students’ videos documenting the experiences of the generation that lived through the 1990s wars are being published online as part of a BIRN programme intended to nurture oral history storytelling that illuminates transitional justice issues.

Platform B: #metoo in Journalism: When Will Balkan Journalists Speak Up?

Together with our partners, BIRN is continuing its series of online and offline events aimed at amplifying the voices of strong, credible individuals and organisations in the region that promote the core values of democracy, such as civic engagement, independent institutions, transparency and rule of law.

BIRN Albania Holds MOJO Training for Students and Young Journalists

The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network in Albania held a two-day training on October 4 and October 5 in Tirana for journalism students and young journalists, on mobile journalism, MOJO.

BIRN Albania Holds ‘MOJO’ Training for Local Journalists

The Balkan Investigative Reporting in Albania held a two-day training on October 2 and 3 in Tirana on Mobile Journalism, MOJO, for local journalists.