There is great interest in a programme of this type in the region, and investigative reporting has an essential role in monitoring the region’s developing democracies. BIRN’s efforts have the support of Sheila S. Coronel, the executive director of the Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism at Columbia University in the USA. We hope to be able to announce a positive outcome by the end of October. We continue to research other opportunities for similar programmes with universities across the Western Balkans.
BIRN is in negotiation with the Faculty of Media and Communications in Belgrade (Serbia) about creating an MA programme in investigative reporting.