News and Events

27 Dec 2013 / 12:07

Two Awards for BIRN Fellowship Alumna Arbana Xharra

Arbana Xharra, editor of Kosovo daily Zeri and an alumna of the Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence, was given two awards in December for her journalistic work during 2013.

15 Dec 2013 / 12:07

BIRN Fellowship Alumnus Selvije Bajrami Wins Journalism Prize

Bajrami was awarded in December in the UN Development Programme in Kosovo’s eighth annual Awards for Best Journalistic Stories that contribute to the fight against corruption in Kosovo.

17 Apr 2013 / 08:59

BIRN Fellowship Participant Wins European Reporting Prize

Sorana Stanescu, one of the alumni from last year’s Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence programme, has won the 2013 Academic Association for Contemporary European Studies, UACES award for her article ‘Cheap and Far from Free’.

04 Apr 2013 / 09:30

BIRN Fellowship Alumnus Wins Journalism Prize

Stevan Dojcinovic, editor of the Centre for Investigative Journalism Serbia and an alumnus of the Balkan Fellowship for Journalism Excellence, has won the 2012 Jug Grizelj award for investigative journalism.

19 Feb 2013 / 04:32

Conference Criticises “Discriminatory” EU Labour Curbs

Speakers at a conference in Bucharest have attacked temporary restrictions that prevent Romanian and Bulgarian citizens from working freely in several EU countries.

11 Feb 2013 / 12:03

Bucharest Conference To Probe EU Labour Curbs

A conference in Bucharest this February will discuss the impact of working restrictions on Romanian citizens in the EU, following an investigation by Sorana Stanescu that won the top prize in the 2012 Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence.

22 Jan 2013 / 17:46

Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence Shortlisted for European Press Prize

Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence programme and its editor Neil Arun have been nominated for the European Press Prize 2012 in the Innovation Award category for the outstanding innovation of the year.

26 Nov 2012 / 16:27

Balkan Fellowship Alumni Meet in Macedonia

The Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence has gathered 35 alumni from nine countries of the region in the Macedonian capital Skopje.

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06 Sep 2011 / 15:44

ERSTE Stiftung Community Gathers in Alpbach

Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence alumni joined artists, journalists, researchers and activists taking part in ERSTE Foundation’s annual get together at the Tyrolean village of Alpbach.

21 Jun 2011 / 11:11

Alumni Win Milena Jesenská Fellowships

Two BFJE fellows will spend three months conducting funded research in Vienna after being selected to participate in the Milena Jesenská Fellowship for Journalists.

The Alumni Network

What is the Alumni Network?

The Alumni Network is an ever-expanding group of journalists who have all participated in the Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence.


Turkey and the Balkans

The re-emergence of Turkey as a growing economic, political and religious power in the Balkans is the subject of the latest Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence Alumni Initiative project.

Roma Decade

Twelve countries, including several Balkan states, have signed up to the European Roma Decade 2005-2015 initiative. Halfway through the decade, has any real progress been made?