June 9, 2022

In the last decade, more than 70 female journalists have been killed around the world. In the Western Balkans, female journalists have been targeted because of their work and their physical appearance, marital status or parental connections.

June 18, 2021

Winners tackled a range of issues ranging from the Azeri ruling family’s shady involvement in a resort to mafia gang warfare – and how the son of a fugitive former president made a fortune in Serbia.

April 20, 2021

European Broadcasting Union Academy (EBU Academy) in cooperation with editors and journalists from BIRN and CINS is organising a training in investigative journalism and encourages young journalists to apply.

March 18, 2021

In the last few years, the number of violent protests in the region has increased, as well as the number of incidents involving journalists who reported from inside the demonstrations. The violence is not only carried out by dissatisfied citizens, but also by members of the police force, so when reporting it is essential to be prepared and stay safe.

February 23, 2021

Applications are now open for submission of investigative articles.

December 29, 2020

Adam Santovac, Jelena Veljkovic, Aleksandar Djordjevic, Nemanja Rujevic, Sanja Kljajic and Ajdin Kamber were announced on December 29 as the winners of this year’s EU Awards for Investigative Journalism, given for stories published in 2019 in Serbia.

December 21, 2020

The jury awarded four journalists for “uncovering previously unexplored areas”, stressing that investigative journalism is of great importance for Kosovo and a wider region.

December 4, 2020

In an online event, the jury said all three stories from Bosnia are of utmost importance as “they point to many anomalies our society suffers, and that the government persistently ignores.”

October 22, 2020

Jury says it had a tough time evaluating the three best investigations out of a short list, as all three had the most important characteristic of good investigating journalism – ‘digging deeper under the surface’.

October 21, 2020

Presenting the annual awards, EU delegation commends authors of probing investigations into voting fraud, shoddy new builds and public officials’ extravagant travel expenses.


Balkan Investigative Reporting Network launches an Emergency Media Support Fund within the EU funded project Strengthening Quality News and Independent Journalism in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia and Turkey.

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