News and Events

BIRN Kosovo Held Training Sessions with Faculty of Law Students on Using Justice System Database

On March 3 and 5, 2022, BIRN Kosovo held training sessions on using judicial data with Faculty of Law students from the University of Pristina and the University of Prizren. The sessions were part of the “Data 4 Fighting Harmful Narratives in the Judiciary” project funded by the Millenium Foundation Kosovo (MFK) and the Millenium Challenge Corporation (MCC).

BIRN Journalist Awarded for Story on Ethnic Coexistence in Kosovo

BIRN journalist Serbeze Haxhiaj won second prize in the Peaceful Change Initiative awards for her article about a warm relationship between an ethnic Albanian and a Serb in ethnically-divided Kosovo.

Call for Applications: From Personal Security to Surveillance Capitalism – Training Programme

BIRN invites journalists, Civil Society Organisation (CSO) representatives, legal professionals and IT experts with an interest in the issues where media and technology intersect to apply for a five-day digital rights capacity-building programme. Applications are welcomed from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia.

Fellowship 2022: Choices – Call for Applications

We are awarding 10 fellowships to journalists from Central and South-Eastern Europe who have an idea for a story that needs dedicated on-the-ground reporting, in-depth research, generous funding and sustained editorial attention to do it justice.

Meet the People Behind BIRN: Tamara Chausidis

Each month, BIRN introduces you to a different member of its team. For February, meet Tamara Chausidis, editor-in-chief of BIRN’s publication Prizma.

New Oral History Memorial Tells Srebrenica Survivors’ Stories

BIRN and the Srebrenica Memorial Centre opened a new memorial room containing the video testimonies of 100 Srebrenica genocide survivors and personal items that they donated for safekeeping.

Call for Applications: 10 Fellowships for Articles Based on Fact-checking Principles

BIRN announces an open call for all journalists and students of journalism in Kosovo who are interested in becoming beneficiaries of one of 10 fellowships amounting 500 Dollars (gross).

BIRN Holds Training on Fact-checking Methodologies With Journalists in Prishtina

Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN) has trained 22 journalists and journalism students in Prishtina on fact-checking principles and methodologies.

BIRN Albania Calls for Investigations on Organised Crime and Money-Laundering

BIRN Albania launched an open call for investigative stories on February 15, offering grants for three journalists to produce articles on the themes of organised crime and money laundering.

Report Details Orban’s Expanding Influence on Balkan, European Media

A new report by the International Press Institute, IPI, offers insight into the ways Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban, has expanded his influence in the Balkan and European media.

Call for Registration: Online Training on Gender-Sensitive Reporting

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

BIRN Journalist Wins Fetisov International Award

BIRN’s Haris Rovcanin has won the Fetisov international award in the ‘Outstanding Contribution to Peace’ category for a series of four articles.

BIRN Albania Holds Roundtable on the Fight Against Organized Crime

The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network in Albania held on Wednesday February 9th a roundtable in Tirana on the topic of organized crime and money laundering.

BIRN Macedonia Publishes ‘Media Uncovered’ Database

New database will give the public essential information about the media on which they rely for current events and developments in the country and worldwide.

Bosnia Prosecution Publishes Confirmed Indictments, Acting on BIRN Petition

Following a request by BIRN BiH for more transparency in the justice system, the State Prosecution has started publishing redacted factual descriptions from confirmed indictments on its website.