Investigative Journalism Organisations Agree Common Plans

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Representatives of all investigative journalism organsations active in the Balkan agreed to put together a co-ordinated  programme of training programmes, conferences, meetings and activities. Additionally,the agreed to collaborate on investigative reports and to organise a Donors conference.

Meeting at the BIRN Summer School of Investigative Reporting in Novi Sad, representatives from investigative centres in Macedonia, Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia, and Serbia, along with those from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, OSCE, the South East European Media Organisation,SEEMO, the International Research and Exchanges Board, IREX in Serbia and BIRN agreed on the need to enhance co-operation and to discuss ongoing projects to ensure that their activities were efficiently targeted.


A committee composed of Drew Sullivan from the Center for Investigative Reporting in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Paul Radu  director of the Organised Crime and Corruption Reporting Project,OCCRP, Gordana Igric BIRN’s regional director, Dragana Nikolic Solomon, head of the media department at the OSCE Mission to Serbia and Henrik Kaufholz from SCOOP an organsation supporting investigative journalists in South East Europe co-ordinate plans for a Donor conference.