News and Events

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.

Call for Applications for a Two-Day Training Course on Fact-Checking and Tackling Disinformation

BIRN Kosovo, in cooperation with the International Press Institute (IPI), as a part of the “Solidifying the Resilience of Kosovo’s Current and Future Journalists” project, which is supported by the EU, is seeking students and early-career journalists for a two-day training course on tackling disinformation and establishing fact checking methods.

BIRN Kosovo Holds Training on Critical Thinking and Fake News

On October 30, BIRN Kosovo organised a simultaneous online and face-to-face training session for students of the Rochester Institute of Technology in Kosovo. Around 15 students participated in the face-to-face session, with another 15 students participating online.

COVID’s Toll on Digital Rights in Central and Southeastern Europe

The latest report published by BIRN and Share Foundation sheds further light on the trends in digital rights violations in Central and Southeastern Europe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

BIRN Kosovo Holds Training in Monitoring and Reporting on Audit Reports

BIRN Kosovo held its fourth and fifth training sessions with junior journalists on October 16 and November 2 to improve their performance when reporting on and monitoring audit reports.

BIRN Albania Opens Call for Organised Crime Investigations

BIRN Albania launched a call for investigative stories on November 3, offering grants for three journalists to produce articles on organised crime themes.

BIRN Sponsors Development of War Crime Trial Educational Material

BIRN is supporting the development of educational material about war crime trials, focusing on cases from the Hague Tribunal, to help build awareness among young people and challenge the continuing political manipulation of wartime history.

Open Call: Best Stories on Public Spending

As part of its ‘Promoting the Auditor General/NAO’s Role in Kosovo’ project, which is supported by the Dutch Embassy in Pristina, BIRN Kosovo is seeking applications for an award scheme for the best stories on public spending.

BIRN Albania Holds Discussion on Organised Crime and Money-Laundering

The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network in Albania held on a roundtable discussion on October 27 between investigative journalists and representatives of civil society organisations working to counter organised crime in Albania.

BIRN Kosovo Holds Audit Report Debate in Shtime/Stimlje

BIRN Kosovo on Wednesday held the third in 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 Shtime/Stimlje.

Srebrenica Memorial Centre and BIRN Launch Genocide Testimony Project

The memorial centre in Srebrenica and BIRN Bosnia and Herzegovina have set out to film 100 testimonies of surviving witnesses of the 1995 genocide to create an oral history which will become part of a permanent exhibition.

BIRN Kosovo Holds Debate on Audit Report in Ferizaj/Urosevac

BIRN Kosovo on Monday held the first in a series of debates discussing the findings from its audit report monitoring project, which analyses reports published by the National Audit Office, NAO, on Kosovo’s municipalities. This debate was held in the municipality of Ferizaj/Urosevac.

BIRN Serbia Journalist Wins CEI SEEMO Investigative Award

Natalija Jovanovic wins top award for her groundbreaking story on the number of COVID-related deaths in Serbia, which President Vucic initally rubbished, only for it to be confirmed later on.

Winners of EU Awards in North Macedonia Announced

Jury says it had a tough time evaluating the three best investigations out of a short list, as all three had the most important characteristic of good investigating journalism – ‘digging deeper under the surface’.

EU Investigative Awards Presented in Albania

Presenting the annual awards, EU delegation commends authors of probing investigations into voting fraud, shoddy new builds and public officials’ extravagant travel expenses.