News and Events

BIRN Albania Holds Roundtable on Healthcare

The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network in Albania on September held a roundtable on the state of healthcare in the country.

BIRN Debate Calls for Faster Prosecution of Corruption in Bosnia

During the debate, ‘(Anti)Corruption in Focus’, organised by Bosnian BIRN and Transparency International in Sarajevo, members of eight political parties presented their anti-corruption strategies.

Call for Applications for BIRN Internship Programme

BIRN is offering a three-month internship programme for students from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia who are interested in investigative reporting.

BIRN Hit by Cyber-Attacks After Turkish Fraudster Investigation

BIRN’s Balkan Insight website was buffeted by hacker attacks for two days after the publication of an investigation into how a Turkish businessman bought his way to honorary Greek citizenship.

Meet the People Behind BIRN: Nejra Mulaomerović

Each month, BIRN introduces you to a different member of its team. For August, meet Nejra Mulaomerović, Programme Associate at the Balkan Transitional Justice Programme.

Grantees Praise Benefits of BIRN-Led ‘Engaged Citizens Reporting’ Tool

Users of the BIRN reporting tool say it has transformed the way they communicate with their audiences who feel empowered by helping shape the content of their own media.

Open Call: Workshop for Visual Storytelling Using War Crime Archives

Young people from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Montenegro and Serbia are invited to apply for a workshop that offers an introduction to visual storytelling practices and the role of domestic and international courts’ war crime trial archives in the transitional justice process.

BIRN Summer School Ends with Investigative Pitches

A week-long training programme in Portoroz ended with participants presenting their investigative story proposals to BIRN editors.

Open Call for Participation in BIRN Kosovo’s one-day training module for journalists to report on labour rights issues

Are you a student of journalism, young or mid-career journalist eager to expand your journalistic reporting skills? Do you want to develop your capacities in reporting and advocating for labour rights in the Kosovo labour market? Do you think you have the ambition and creativity to be one of the prospective winners of a 500 Euro bursary to write a story on labour rights, health and safety at work? Then look no further!

BIRN’s 12th Annual Summer School Starts in Slovenia

For the 12th time, BIRN’s Summer School of Investigative Reporting is bringing together 30 journalists from South-East and Central European countries for a week-long training programme to develop skills, explore new techniques and start cross-border cooperations.

Open Call: Audience-Engaged Journalism Grants

Media outlets from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Serbia and Slovakia that want to engage the public in their investigative reporting are invited to apply for Audience-Engaged Journalism Grants.

Ukrainian Journalists Urge International Media to Combat Russian Propaganda during Launch of BIRN’s Eyewitness Ukraine Project

At the launch of BIRN’s new video project Ukrainian journalists call for international media to keep covering the country’s Russian invasion and combat the Russian propaganda, while they are on the ground verifying the information and simultaneously trying to save their families.

Eyewitness Ukraine Project Shows Journalists’ Experiences of War

BIRN’s new video project features interviews with Ukrainian journalists about how the Russian invasion has changed their work and personal lives, creating a record of media workers’ experiences during the war.

Calling all newsrooms: Four innovation support schemes open for applications

Four new funding and support programmes that will bring innovation to newsrooms accross Europe are open for applications for media outlets. Choose between the Transition Accelerator, Deep-Dive Business Consultancies and Audience-Engaged Journalism Grants, and Media Innovator’s Mentorship Programme. Find out which suits your newsroom needs.

BIRN Journalists Threatened by Turkish Far-Right ‘Wolves’

BIRN journalists Nermina Kuloglija and Hamdi Fırat Buyuk have received threatening messages from members of a Turkish far-right nationalist organisation.