Balkan Insight Republication Boost

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Balkan Inisght output for 2006 – 316 articles – was republished 900 times in
over 130 local media outlets in the region, including daily, weekly and monthly
newspapers and magazines, TV and radio stations, websites and news agencies.

In international media, BI articles were republished 480 times in over 100
media outlets. Additionally, the team of country directors and editors gave over
80 interviews to local and international media, as leading experts and
commentators on Southeast Europe issues. 

Among the most republished
articles were those dealing with challenges and reforms in the region related
to European integration, such as  “Crossfire Over Enlargement Confuses
Balkans”   and “EU Hails Balkan Free Trade Deal as Milestone”, republished 20 times respectively in local and
international media.

The negotiations over Kosovo’s final
status was one of the central issues for the region throughout 2006 and BIRN
monitored developments closely. The articles “Diplomats Plan Mission for
Independent Kosovo” and “Fresh Delays Likely to Kosovo’s
Independence” were republished 50 times in local media outlets