Stories by reporters on the Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence and alumni of the programme have reached large international audiences in recent months.
Each year after the Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence programme ends, the BFJE Alumni Network grows, and in 2015 it produced seven in-depth articles.
BFJE alumni and BIRN Albania journalist Aleksandra Bogdani has been awarded the 2015 CEI SEEMO Award for Outstanding Merits in Investigative Journalism in the professional journalist category.
The top prize in the 2014 Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence has been awarded to Jeta Abazi, journalist from Kosovo at a closing ceremony held in Belgrade, on Friday.
For the eighth year in a row, 10 promising journalists from across the region will present the investigative reports they developed at part of BIRN’s annual Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence scheme.
Vlad Odobescu, a Romanian investigative reporter and a participant in last year’s Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence, has won a Hubert Humphrey Fellowship in the United States.
Two alumni from the Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence have won awards this month for their work in 2013.
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.
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.
The Alumni Network is an ever-expanding group of journalists who have all participated in the Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence.
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.
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?