News and Events

Seventh BIRN Summer School Begins in Bosnia

BIRN’s latest Summer School kicked off on Monday with interactive sessions on data journalism and fact-checking.

Pulitzer Winner Hosts Sessions at BIRN Summer School

This year’s BIRN Summer School of Investigative Reporting will be held from August 21 to 27 in Konjic in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Journalists Bid for Investigation Fund

After a week-long training programme in investigative reporting, the journalists at the sixth BIRN Summer School presented their own ideas for stories.

Summer School Day 4: ‘TV is Run by Emotions’

On the fourth day of the BIRN Summer School, journalists heard how to do a successful interview, organise an investigative project and produce an investigation for television.

Summer School Day 3: Storytelling with Data Visualisation

The third day of the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network’s 2015 Summer School continued with lectures about investigative storytelling techniques and data visualisation.

Summer School Day 2: Tracking Offshore Companies

On the second day of BIRN’s Summer School, journalists heard how to find information about offshore companies, analyse data, use open source information and Freedom of Information laws.

Sixth BIRN Summer School opens in Albania

BIRN Summer School for Investigative Reporting opened in Durres, Albania, with a plea to journalists to channel their curiosity.

Deadline Looms for Summer School 2015 Scholarship

Journalists from the Balkans have until Monday August 3 to apply for a scholarship for BIRN’s Summer School of Investigative Reporting.

BIRN Summer School 2015 in Albania

Described recently as “Europe at its best” by the New York Times, the beautiful Albanian Riviera is the BIRN Summer School destination for 2015.

BIRN Stories Win Awards in Macedonia

The Macedonian Media Institute on Thursday presented the awards for best investigative stories for 2014. First prize went to Ljubisa Arsic of the weekly Fokus for a series of stories named “Secret manufacturing plant for passports”.

BIRN Summer School Chooses Winning Stories

The three best stories proposed by participants in this year’s Summer School were selected by the jury and will get financial backing from BIRN’s investigative reporting fund.

Summer School Day 4: Collaborative Reporting on Social Media

Social media can be an important tool for investigative journalists, the fourth day of the BIRN Summer School in Montenegro heard.

Summer School Day 3: “Avoid pressure, take time and listen more”

Undercover policing, FIFA corruption and drug cartels were among the themes explored by award-winning journalists at the BIRN summer school of investigative reporting.

Summer School Day 2: From UK Riots to Legal Leaks

The UK riots, legal leaks, how to protect sources and tracking money abroad were all explored in the second day of BIRN’s Summer School.

BIRN Summer School Kicks off in Montenegro

The fifth BIRN summer school of investigative journalism has opened in the Montenegrin coastal town of Becici, bringing together top trainers and journalists.