News and Events

BIRN Kosovo Holds Debate on Audit Report in Peja/Pec

On December 9, BIRN Kosovo held the fifth in its series of debates on the findings of its audit monitoring project, which analyzes reports on Kosovo municipalities published by the National Audit Office, NAO.

BIRN BiH Journalist Wins Srdjan Aleksic Award

Emina Dizdarevic, a journalist with the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network Bosnia and Herzegovina, BIRN BiH, has won the Srdjan Aleksic Journalist Award in the category of nominations by journalists, for her three articles on the challenges facing marginalized groups in Bosnian society.

Open Call for Energy Efficiency and Environmental Reporting Workshop

On December 23, 2020, BIRN Kosovo and TV Mreza will organize a workshop for journalists that focuses on improving knowledge and reporting on energy efficiency, as well as the health benefits of using renewables and creating a clean environment.

BIRN Investigations Editor to Talk on Prague Media Forum

Ivan Angelovski, an investigative reporter and editor working on long-term international projects for BIRN, will talk at this year’s Prague Media Point.

BIRN Kosovo Exposé of Hospital Security Issues Draws Criticism

A BIRN TV report, highlighting the lack of controls on who can enter COVID-19 hospitals wards in Kosovo, has angered politicians and hospitals alike.

EU Investigative Journalism Awards Announced in Bosnia

In an online event, the jury said all three stories from Bosnia are of utmost importance as “they point to many anomalies our society suffers, and that the government persistently ignores.”

BIRN Albania Faces Lawsuit from Politically Connected Businessman

Businessman Mirel Mertiri has started a lawsuit against BIRN Albania, seeking damages and the retraction of an investigation that revealed his links to politicians and lucrative Public Private Partnerships, PPS, for the construction of three waste incinerators in Albania.

BIRN Albania and Together for Life Open Call for Investigations on Healthcare

The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network in Albania and the Tirana-based human rights organisation Together for Life launched a call for investigative stories on December 1, offering grants for five journalists to produce articles on the health sector.

BIRN Kosovo Holds Debate on Audit Report in Rahovec/ Orahovac

On Monday November 30, BIRN Kosovo held the fourth of its series of debates discussing the findings of its audit monitoring project, which analyses reports on Kosovo’s municipalities published by the National Audit Office, NAO. The debate was held in the municipality of Rahovec/Orahovac.

BIRN Probe Exposed Corruption in Kosovo’s Private Solar Power Incentives

On April 30, 2020, BIRN Kosovo broadcast a debate on its “Life in Kosovo” show – on its in-depth investigation, conducted by BIRN Kosovo country director Jeta Xharra and Visar Prebreza, an editor at BIRN.

UNICEF Awards BIRN BiH Journalist for Contribution to Children’s Rights

Azra Husaric, a journalist with the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network Bosnia and Herzegovina, BIRN BiH, has received UNICEF’s award for contribution to the promotion and protection of children’s rights in Bosnia and Herzegovina in the “Internet Work” category for her story on the challenges facing children with developmental difficulties and their parents in online classes during the current pandemic.

BIRN Kosovo Announces Tender to Produce Documentary on Sustainable Development in Kosovo

BIRN Kosovo, within the “Europeanization of Kosovo’s Environmental Agenda”, an EU-funded project, is opening a tender call for proposals for the production of an up-to-60-minute documentary on sustainable development in Kosovo.

BIRN Kosovo Journalists Awarded with the 2020 Prize for Economic Journalism

BIRN Kosovo journalists awarded with the 2020 Prize for Economic Journalism.

BIRN Kosovo Trains Auditors in Communications, Writing Techniques and Social Media

BIRN Kosovo held a training session with the staff of the National Audit Office on November 19, within the framework of the project, “Promoting the Auditor General/National Audit Office’s role in Kosovo”.

BIRN to Hold Art Exhibition About Kosovo War Mass Graves

Artist Vladimir Miladinovic will present an exhibition of drawings based on research into Hague Tribunal’s archive material about mass graves of Kosovo Albanian war victims in the Belgrade suburb of Batajnica.