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Serb-Montenegrin Crime Gangs ‘the Most Powerful in Europe’

Serb-Montenegrin Crime Gangs ‘the Most Powerful in Europe’

Serbian-Montenegrin criminal organisations have become the most powerful in Europe after years of associating with the Italian mafia, according to an Italian magazine crime editor.

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Nick Thorpe’s Art of Interview at BIRN Summer School

Addressing participants of the BIRN Summer School of Investigative Reporting, BBC journalist Nick Thorpe has explained the techniques for making people talk and how to work with anonymous sources.

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Media Experts Discuss Attacks on Journalists in Balkans

Journalists in the Balkans are coming under increasing pressure from politicians and business people, media experts have told participants of the BIRN Summer School of Investigative Reporting.

Gavin Rees: How to Interview Victims of Trauma

Gavin Rees: How to Interview Victims of Trauma

Gavin Rees from Dart Center Europe has held a session named Dealing with Victims of Trauma explaining how to ask questions and get details without opening new wounds for victims of war, violence and crime.

Paul Radu Explains How to Track Offshore Companies

Paul Radu Explains How to Track Offshore Companies

As part of BIRN's Summer School of Investigative Reporting, Paul Radu has tried to explain, by going through personal experience, how to track organised crime over borders and offshore.

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BIRN Summer School of Investigative Reporting Kicks Off

Leading journalists and trainers from all over Europe have gathered in the Serbian town of Novi Sad to take part in the first BIRN Summer School of Investigative Reporting.

Summer School Application Close on August 9th, 2010

Summer School Application Close on August 9th, 2010

Places are still available for the BIRN summer school for an all-inclusive course fee of €549, which covers tuition, accommodation, meals and activities. However, the August 9th deadline is approaching fast, so please submit your application without delay.

Free Places for Balkan Journalists Still Available

Free Places for Balkan Journalists Still Available

Journalists from South East Europe still have time to apply for full scholarship to attend BIRN’s unique Summer School of Investigative Reporting from August 22 to 28 within the Petrovaradin Fortress, in the stunning Fruska Gora National Park.

BIRN Summer School to Fund Limited Number of Balkan Journalists

BIRN Summer School to Fund Limited Number of Balkan Journalists

Thanks to BIRN's generous sponsors, The Open Society Institute and the OSCE Serbia, we are happy to provide scholarships for a limited number of participants.

BIRN Summer School of Investigative Reporting

BIRN Summer School of Investigative Reporting

Pack a notebook and perhaps some hiking shoes and join BIRN for a unique Summer School of Investigative Reporting from August 22nd - 28th within the Petrovaradin Fortress and in the stunning Fruska Gora National Park.

BIRN’s Summer School of Investigative reporting

BIRN’s Summer School of Investigative reporting

As part of a multi-year regional initiative to strengthen investigative reporting with special focus on organised crime and corruption,  BIRN  is organising a Summer School for Investigative Reporting. The event will be held in Vojvodina, Serbia,  at the Hotel Norcev, located in the Fruska Gora National Park, from August 22 to August 28.