BIRN Kosovo Representatives Attend an Event on Accessing Public Documents

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The workshop for journalists organized by Access Info, the Network for Reporting in Eastern Europe, and the OSCE gathered several journalists working in different media outlets, as well as bloggers and other information professionals who need to access public information and documents held by Kosovo institutions in order to write a story. 

Gresa Musliu presenting at the LegalLeaks conference in Prishtina. 

BIRN Kosovo representatives, project coordinator Gresa Musliu and legal advisor Flutura Kusari were invited to this workshop to share and explain their experience on accessing public documents. The presentation was primarily focused on legal issues, explaining in detail the local legal basis and comparing it to the laws of surrounding countries.

During the conference, important laws that journalists should know were discussed.

In addition, participants had an opportunity to hear about top five investigative reports published by BIRN, which have been based on documents obtained by submitting requests to access public documents.

BIRN Kosovo regularly works on issues related to obtaining public information and is part of the Open Government Partnership working group.