News and Events

Roundtable Discussion Held on Ethical Reporting on Violent Extremism and Terrorism

On July 6, BIRN Kosovo held a roundtable discussion on the challenges of reporting ethically on violent extremism and terrorism, which was organised as part of the Resilient Community Program project.

Europeanisation of Kosovo’s Environmental Agenda Team Holds the European Green Deal and Sustainable Development Goals Conference

On Monday July 5 the Europeanisation of Kosovo’s Environmental Agenda team held a conference featuring two panel discussions on the European Green Deal and Sustainable Development Goals.

Memorial Center and BIRN BiH to Hold Oral History Conference

On July 7, the Memorial Center in Srebrenica and the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network Bosnia and Herzegovina, BIRN BiH, will hold a conference in Potocari on “The Role of Oral History in Countering Revisionist Narratives”.

Platform B: Freedom of Information in the Balkans: Classified, Rejected, Delayed

Event series by Balkan Investigative Reporting Network and partners.

The Europeanisation of Kosovo’s Environmental Agenda team holds the Environmental Challenges and Exchange of Environmental Practices in Western Balkan Countries Regional Conference

On Friday July 2, the Europeanisation of Kosovo’s Environmental Agenda team held a conference on the environmental challenges facing the Western Balkans, which was also designed to share good environmental practices between guest speakers and other participants from the region.

BIRN Trains Regional Media in Engagement Journalism

Journalists and editors from six Balkans countries attended intensive online training led by a ProPublica editor about engagement journalism and citizens’ participation in the reporting process.

Position Paper on Kosovo’s Renewable Energy Policy Published

The Europeanisation of Kosovo’s Environmental Agenda project team, which consists of BIRN Kosovo, CEE Bankwatch, the ERA Group and TV Mreza, has published an analysis of renewable energy policies in Kosovo. The paper reviews the renewable energy targets for 2020, comparing the plans to the reality of 2020, and assesses the prospects for 2030, asking what is expected of Kosovo.

Open Call for EU Investigative Journalism Award for 2021 in Albania

Applications are now open for submission of investigative articles from Albania for the annual EU Investigative Journalism Award.

BIRN and n-ost Hold Online Fundraising Workshop in Tuzla

BIRN Hub and partner organisation n-ost held a workshop about online fundraising for nine local media outlets from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Serbia from June 27 to June 30 in Tuzla, which included a public ‘journalism slam’ event in the city.

Digital Rights Falter amid Political and Social Unrest

BIRN and SHARE Foundation identified more than 800 cases of digital rights violations in Southeast and Central Europe, including restrictions of freedom of speech, privacy breaches and disinformation.

Europeanisation of Kosovo’s Environmental Agenda Team Holds Youth Dialogue Meetings in Peja and Gjakova

On June 29 and 30, the Environmentally Responsible Action (ERA) Group, in partnership with BIRN Kosovo, CEE Bankwatch, and TV Mreza, held two youth dialogue meetings with youngsters from the municipalities of Peja and Gjakova, organised as part of Green Energy Days 2021.

EU Awards for 2021 Announced in Turkey

Murat Ağırel, Hale Gönültaş, Volkan Nakiboğlu and Fevzi Kızılkoyun are the winners of this year’s EU Awards for Investigative Journalism, given for stories published in 2020 in Turkey.

Europeanization of Kosovo’s Environmental Agenda team holds Renewable Energy Policy in Kosovo conference

On June 28, BIRN Kosovo, in partnership with CEE Bankwatch, the ERA Group and TV Mreža, held the Renewable Energy Policy in Kosovo conference, which was organised as part of Green Energy Days 2021.

Meet the People Behind BIRN: Ivana Nikolic

Each month, BIRN introduces you to its people. For June, meet Ivana Nikolic, Programme Coordinator for BIRN Investigative Reporting Initiative.

BIRN Kosovo Holds Third Training Course on Fact-Checking and Tackling Misinformation

On June 16-17, BIRN Kosovo, in partnership with the International Press Institute, IPI, held its third and final two-day training course on tackling disinformation and establishing fact-checking methods. All three courses were organised as part of the EU-funded Solidifying the Resilience of Kosovo’s Current and Future Journalists project.