Altin Raxtimi, a freelance journalist based in Tirana and a fellow from the first generation of participants in Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence, has published an exclusive investigation about Kosovo Liberation Army Torture Camps in Albania.
The ten Fellows from Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania and Serbia, will take part in seminar hosted by the ERSTE Foundation in Vienna on April 23rd.
We are very pleased to announce the names of the ten journalists selected for the 2009 Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence.
Wolfgang Wähner-Schmidt, a media consultant and representative of the Selection Committee of the Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence met with the BIRN team to discuss development of the Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence and its communications strategy.
The Selection Committee will now begin the process of choosing the journalists to participate in this year’s programme.
In a joint press launch on Sunday February 8, BIRN Kosovo announced the 2009 Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence and the release of the book, written by last year’s fellows, “Power struggle: Meeting Global Energy Challenges in Balkans”.
The Robert Bosch Stiftung and ERSTE Foundation, in cooperation with the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network, BIRN, are pleased to announce the third year of the Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence programme.
Power Struggle: Meeting Global Energy Challenges in the Balkans, a book produced as a part of media development project Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence and initiated by the Robert Bosch Stiftung and ERSTE Foundation, in cooperation with BIRN, was launched in Zagreb on January 13th.
BIRN Macedonia on Monday, December 22 held a reception to launch the book “Power struggle: Meeting Global Energy Challenges in Balkans”, containing articles by ten journalists from Southeast Europe that participated in the 2008 programme of the Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence.
A launch of “Power Struggle: Meeting Global Energy Challenges in the Balkans” was held in Belgrade’s O3one gallery on Monday and was attended by representatives of the media, NGOs, international and governmental organizations.
In 2007, the Robert Bosch Stiftung and ERSTE Foundation initiated the fellowship programme, in cooperation with the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network, to foster quality reporting, initiate regional networking among journalists and advance balanced coverage on topics that are central to the region as well as to the EU
Journalists in the Balkans must now report on complex reform issues with regional and European dimensions. The fellowship provides editorial guidance, training and adequate funding to do so.
Prominent German and Austrian newspapers, Die Süddeutsche Zeitung and Der Standard, are media partners of the Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence programme
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The Selection Committee is comprised of seven prominent media figures from the Balkans and Europe. Each year, committee members read, evaluate and select story proposals for the fellowship.
Editors and journalists from across the region and beyond all work together to make the Balkan fellowship a truly international experience. Scroll down this page for more information on our editorial team.