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Deadline for BIRN Summer School extended due to popular demand

Deadline for BIRN Summer School extended due to popular demand

BIRN has extended the closing date for applications for its 2011 Summer School of Investigative Reporting to Monday August 15th, in response to significant interest.

Deadline approaches for BIRN Summer School applicants

Deadline approaches for BIRN Summer School applicants

A limited number of spaces are still available for the 2011 BIRN Summer School of Investigative Reporting, with last-minute fee-paying applicants still able to submit their applications until August 9th.

BIRN Summer School scholarship application period expires

BIRN Summer School scholarship application period expires

The period for would-be students of the BIRN Summer School of Investigative Reporting to gain scholarships has now expired, but fee-paying participants still have until August 9th to apply for inclusion in this unique school.

Summer School lecturers: phone hacking case could lead to change

Summer School lecturers: phone hacking case could lead to change

The continued importance of investigative reporting has been brought to the fore thanks to the recent work of Guardian journalist Nick Davies, who exposed the News of the World’s phone hacking practices, prompting public inquiries into the newspaper and its owner, Rupert Murdoch’s New Corporation, as well as the work of the police.

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Opatija awaits budding investigative journalists

The 2011 BIRN Summer School of Investigative Reporting is fast approaching. Journalists from the Balkans have just four more days, until July 25th to apply and gain a full scholarship, while paying applicants can apply until August 9th for this unique course, to be held in the beautiful Croatian resort of Opatija from August 21st to 27th.

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Leading ‘Hackgate’ Journalist to Speak at BIRN Summer School

Nick Davies, the journalist credited with single-handedly leading the investigation into the hacking of phones by a British newspaper, is to speak at BIRN’s summer school on investigative journalist next month.

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Sheila Coronel – leading trainer at the 2011 Summer School of Investigative Reporting

This year’s Summer School (August 21st to 27th, in Opatija, Croatia) will be led by Sheila Coronel, Director and Professor of Professional Practice at Colombia University’s Toni Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism.

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BIRN Summer School 2011 in Opatija

The second BIRN Summer School will be held in the beautiful Croatian coastal town of Opatija from August 21st to 27th 2011.

MA in Investigative Reporting

MA in Investigative Reporting

BIRN is in negotiation with the Faculty of Media and Communications in Belgrade (Serbia) about creating an MA programme in investigative reporting.

Investigative Journalism Handbook 'Digging Deeper' in Serbian Soon

Investigative Journalism Handbook ‘Digging Deeper’ in Serbian Soon

“Digging Deeper”, a guide for Investigative Journalists in the Balkans, was published in English in 2009.

Investigative Journalism Organisations Agree Common Plans

Investigative Journalism Organisations Agree Common Plans

Representatives of all investigative journalism organsations active in the Balkan agreed to put together a co-ordinated  programme of training programmes, conferences, meetings and activities. Additionally,the agreed to collaborate on investigative reports and to organise a Donors conference.

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Goodbye to BIRN Summer School 2010

With the sounds of guitars and the consummation of traditional Serbian dishes on a balcony in the Petrovaradin fortress in the town of Novi Sad, the BIRN Summer School of Investigative Reporting has officially ended.

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Helen Darbishire: How to Use FOI Laws

Access to freedom-of-information laws is a key way for investigative journalists to unearth stories, a human rights professional Helen Darbishire has told reporters attending BIRN's Summer School of Investigative Reporting.

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Mark Lee Hunter: Investigative Story is Dead Without Emotion

Investigative journalists don't have to cut emotion out of their story as the story is dead without emotions, journalist and trainer Mark Lee Hunter told reporters attending BIRN's Summer School of Investigative Reporting.

Participants on BIRN Summer School of Investigative Reporting

Participants on BIRN Summer School of Investigative Reporting

Here is what participants of the first BIRN Summer School of Investigative Reporting have said about the school: