BIRN BiH visits Der Erste Stiftung

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BIRN – Justice Report journalist Denis Dzidic visited the offices of the foundation Der Erste Stiftung in Vienna as part of a journalist exchange program which the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network is implementing with Austrian newspaper Der Standard.

Dzidic visited Vienna between from July 26-29 where he met representatives of the Der Erste organization who introduced him to their educational projects in central and south-eastern Europe.

The exchange program started in April of this year, organized by Der Erste
Stiftung, and will include journalists from Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia and Serbia. One will travel to Vienna each month.

Dzidic also held meetings with representatives of associations of Bosnian citizens in Austria including the Center for Contemporary Initiatives in Linz, and the Association of Bosnian Authors of Upper Austria.

He also met with the BiH ambassador to Austria, Haris Hrle, and representatives of the Austrian  ministry of internal affairs, with whom he talked about migration processes from BiH to Austria.