BIRN Kosovo Trains Prospective Journalists to Monitor Audit Reports

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BIRN Kosovo held two training sessions with prospective journalists on September 2 and 4 aimed at developing their ability to monitor audit reports.

Illustration: BIRN

The training sessions were held as part of the ‘Promoting the Auditor General/National Audit Office’s Role in Kosovo’ project.

Supported by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Pristina, the training courses are designed to improve the skills of journalists and monitors

The courses are also aimed at encouraging young journalists to enter the field of investigative journalism.

The first training course was attended by 14 prospective journalists, while the second was attended by seven.

The course was divided into two sessions. The first session was held by Kreshnik Gashi, managing editor at and Labinot Leposhtica, the legal office coordinator at BIRN, while the second was held by Visar Prebreza, an editor at

Gashi and Leposhtica explained the importance of following the correct protocol when monitoring audit reports and outlined the purpose and process of sending legal letters and monitoring legal documents.

Meanwhile, Prebreza elaborated on the process of researching and reading the auditor’s reports, and stressed the importance of illustrations and infographics within an investigation.