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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.