Journalists from the Western Balkans and Türkiye are invited to enter their investigative stories for a series of prestigious national and regional prizes.
The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Judicial and Prosecutorial Training Center of Bosnia’s Federation entity signed a Memorandum of Cooperation on developing an educational programme on genocide denial and hate narratives.
The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network in Albania launched a call for investigative stories on May 4, offering grants for four journalists to produce articles on topics related to public administration and finances.
BIRN is calling on Balkan and Visegrad newsrooms to apply for Audience-Engaged Journalism Grants to receive funding, training, mentoring and access to an innovative digital tool to engage with audiences.
BIRN invites Kosovo journalists to apply for a three-day training program designed to address rising concerns over digital rights and freedoms violations in the Balkans. The event, to be held in Brezovica, Kosovo, from May 26 to May 28, 2023, will provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of digital rights, focusing on reporting breaches, content blocking, manipulations, and propaganda in the digital realm.
Explore ‘New frontiers: Press freedom and media innovation in the age of AI’ at a two-day event in Vienna
The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network in Albania on April 26 in Tirana held a roundtable between journalists and civil society organisations to discuss topics to investigate in the field of public administration and finances.
Balkan Investigative Reporting Network of Bosnia and Herzegovina, BIRN BiH, has donated the content of its database of judicially established facts about the Bosnian war to Sarajevo Canton’s Memorial Fund, as per a previously signed partnership memorandum, for educational and scientific-investigative purposes, as well as for the establishment of a museum of suffering.
Attending organisations agreed to regularly share information among network members and proposed scheduling routine online meetings to keep up to date with each other’s activities.
Planned legal changes to FOI laws seem to be designed to make it even harder for journalists to hold the authorities accountable, a BIRN panel discussion in Skopje heard.
Bosnia recorded almost 10 million cyber-attacks in just one month, parliamentarians heard at a presentation of the first report on cyber threats attended by UK Minister Baroness Neville-Rolfe and UK ambassador Julian Reilly.
Each month, BIRN introduces you to a different member of its team. For March meet Xhorxhina Bami, Balkan Insight’s Kosovo correspondent.
BIRN invites Montenegrin journalists to apply for a three-day training program designed to address the rising concern over digital rights violations in the Balkans. The event, to be held in Podgorica, Montenegro, from May 16 to May 18, 2023, will provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of digital rights, focusing on reporting breaches, content blocking, manipulations, and propaganda in the digital realm.
On March 31, 2023, BIRN held a debate with 20 students of the high school “Hivzi Sylejmani” in the municipality of Fushë Kosovo on fake news, gender disinformation and sexism.
BIRN’s investigation into abuse and harassment against women journalists in Greek media was presented at the MFRR Summit 2023, ‘Press Freedom on the Line’.