The second BIRN Summer School will be held in the beautiful Croatian coastal town of Opatija from August 21st to 27th 2011.
BIRN is in negotiation with the Faculty of Media and Communications in Belgrade (Serbia) about creating an MA programme in investigative reporting.
“Digging Deeper”, a guide for Investigative Journalists in the Balkans, was published in English in 2009.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Here is what participants of the first BIRN Summer School of Investigative Reporting have said about the school:
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.