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Developing Undercover Work at BIRN Summer School

The fourth day of the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network Summer School programme continued with lectures on undercover operations and research, as well as tips for following paper trails in stories.

Interviewing and Researching Skills at BIRN’s Summer School

The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network’s journalism Summer School continued on Wednesday with lectures about relationships with sources, interview techniques and tips for researching complex organised crime stories.

BIRN’s Summer School Hears Tips For Developing Investigations

The second day of the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network’s annual summer school for investigative journalism continued with lectures and workshops on how to develop story ideas and gather information.

BIRN’s Journalism Summer School Opens in Slovenia

The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network’s annual summer school for investigative journalism has begun at Lake Bled with 30 young journalists participating.

FBI undercover agent and Italian police chief to lecture at BIRN School

Two experts with fascinating insights into organised crime will be joining this year’s BIRN Summer School as guest lecturers.

Pulitzer Winner to Train Journalists at BIRN Summer School

Eric Nalder, an investigative journalist and trainer from the United States, will take part in the BIRN Summer School 2013.

BIRN Summer School Scholarships Open Until August 5

Balkan-based journalists can apply for scholarships at the BIRN Summer School of Investigative Reporting 2013 until August 5.

BIRN Summer School 2013 at Lake Bled, Slovenia

The fourth BIRN Summer School of Investigative Reporting will be held from August 25-31 at Lake Bled in Slovenia.

BIRN to Fund Summer School’s Investigations

Three investigations, to be conducted by the journalist who attended the Summer School 2012, will be financially supported by BIRN. 

BIRN Journalists Hone Interviewing and Writing Skills

Stephen Grey and Paul Lewis trained BIRN Summer School participants in how to use digital age tools to reach sourves and compile interesting and understandable investigation articles.

BIRN Panelists Explore Media Role in Probing Corruption

Journalists can only combat corruption in the Balkans through indepth investigations - though few reporters have the time or resources for such work, a round table at BIRN's Summer School in Macedonia heard.

Tracking Dirty Money Highlighted at BIRN Summer School

Belgrade investigative journalist Stevan Dojcinovic showed BIRN Summer School participants how to follow the money trail when investigating money laundering, corruption and organised crime.

BIRN Journalists Polish Information-Gathering Skills

As BIRN's Summer School continues, Helen Darbishire, Lawrence Marzouk and Marcus Lindemann trained participants on the efficient use of freedom-of-information laws and Google search tools.

Media Must Resist Censorship, BIRN Panel Says

Journalists in the Balkans must band together to defend freedom of speech against a range of political and economic pressures, a BIRN round table on Monday in Macedonia heard.

BIRN Summer School Learns Secrets of Offshore Companies

Paul Radu on Tuesday told BIRN's Summer School of Investigative Reporting participants how to track down the real owners of offshore companies.