BIRN to Hold Investigative Reporting Workshop

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BIRN’s investigative teams from around the region will
meet in Belgrade on April 13-14 to undergo training, review ongoing projects and
make further editorial plans.

The 15 journalists and editors from the regional network
who will gather for the annual training session will thus share ideas and new
approaches to investigative reports for Balkan
Insight, BIRN’s online publication.

Investigations already underway will be reviewed,
tackling issues of methodology, obstacles, dilemmas and article structure.
Milorad Ivanovic, a journalist from Serbia’s Blic newspaper and the country’s
SCOOP coordinator, will give participants practical tips on how to obtain
classified documents from American agency archives.

Gordana Igric, BIRN’s director and editor-in-chief,
believes the event is a great opportunity to brainstorm on network development
and ways of producing more lively and diverse coverage of Balkan events and

“I expect the meeting will improve the skills of the
journalists attending, but also that BIRN will benefit as an organisation from
their input.”