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.

In the two and half months since the Summer School campaign began, there have been more than 3000 unique visits on the enrolment page alone, while the homepage was viewed by almost 2800 visitors.  Presently, the application for Balkan based participants is closed.  More than 130 applications from the region were received, in addition to more than 20 queries from international journalists.

The programme of the School and online application for international participants, which is still open, can be found at

BIRN Summer School of Investigative Reporting 2012 was organized in cooperation with the Media Program South East Europe of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and was supported by Open Society Foundations, OSCE Mission to Skopje, OSCE Mission in Kosovo and USA Embassy in Skopje.