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02 Nov 2015 / 14:46

BFJE Alumni and BIRN Albania Journalist Wins Investigative Journalism Award


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.

29 Nov 2014 / 20:44

BIRN Fellowship First Prize Goes to Jeta Abazi

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.

14 Nov 2014 / 18:33

BIRN Fellowship to be Presented in Belgrade

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.

20 Jun 2014 / 15:48

BIRN Fellowship Alumnus Vlad Odobescu Wins a Hubert Humphrey Fellowship

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.

19 May 2014 / 14:41

Prestigious national awards for BFJE alumni

Two alumni from the Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence have won awards this month for their work in 2013.

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.

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?