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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.

BIRN Summer School Kicks Off in Macedonia

More than 20 journalists from all over the world are taking part in BIRN Summer School of Investigative Reporting at Lake Mavrovo in Macedonia.

More than 130 journalists applied for BIRN Summer School 2012

Every year, the number of journalists from the Balkans attracted to BIRN Summer School increases. The number of applications submitted and webpage views suggests there are a substantial number of journalists from South East Europe that are interested in gaining new investigative techniques.

Stephen Grey, award winning journalist, to teach interview techniques at BIRN Summer School

Stephen Grey is best known for revealing details of the CIA's extraordinary rendition program. The first article published was in the New Statesman under the headline 'America's Gulag'.

Special Projects Editor for the Guardian Paul Lewis to teach at Summer School

Paul Lewis runs teams of journalists at the Guardian newspaper working on a range of investigations. He recently led Reading the Riots, a major research project into the causes and consequences of the England riots.