News and Updates

26 Dec 2011 / 14:01

BIRN Macedonia Promotes 2011 Fellowship

The promotion of this year’s collection of articles, entitled Justice: Rights and Wrongs in the Balkans, which wraps up the 2011 edition of the Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence, saw top Macedonian journalists and editors gather on December 19th at the Journalists’ club in Skopje.

13 Dec 2011 / 11:04

Kosovan Fellow Wins UN Journalism Prize

Selvije Bajrami, a journalist from Pristina who participated in the 2011 Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence, wins a United Nations’ journalism award.

25 Nov 2011 / 21:18

Bulgarian Journalist Wins 2011 Balkan Fellowship

Juliana Koleva, a journalist from Bulgaria takes first place in the 2011 Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence for her story about the treatment of asylum seekers in the region.

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18 Nov 2011 / 14:39

Bulgaria to Revise Asylum Policy

Sofia has taken the first steps towards stopping the use of detention centres for immigrants after the publication of a Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence report into the routine ‘jailing’ of asylum seekers in Bulgaria.

17 Oct 2011 / 09:15

2011 Fellow Wins Global Journalism Team Award

Stevan Dojčinović, a Serbian journalist who took part in the 2011 fellowship, is one of a team of journalists awarded the Daniel Pearl Global Investigative Journalism top prize.

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02 Sep 2011 / 16:27

2011 Fellows Complete Competition Articles

Participants in this year’s Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence have submitted their investigation write-ups by the September 1 deadline, ahead of the selection committee vote in November.

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04 May 2011 / 11:29

Balkan Journalism Fellowship Opens in Vienna

The 2011 Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence programme got under way on Tuesday, as ten journalists from across the region attended an opening seminar in Vienna.

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28 Apr 2011 / 12:32

Meet Our 2011 Fellows

The following applicants have been chosen by our independent selection committee (link) to participate in this year’s fellowship.

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28 Apr 2011 / 11:28

BIRN Macedonia Promotes Fellowship Programme

The promotion of this year’s collection of articles, Taboo: Secrecy and Shame in the Balkans, which wraps up the 2010 edition of the Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence, gathered leading Macedonian journalists and editors on December 21 at the Journalists’ club in Skopje.

Topic

Topic 2011: Justice

The topic for this year’s programme is justice and fellows are investigating subjects as diverse as privatisation, organised crime, employment law, rape convictions and extradition treaties.

Fellows 2011

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Ahmed Burić

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Dejan Anastasijević

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Dollores Benezic

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Elira Çanga

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Jelena Kulidžan

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Juliana Koleva

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Ružica Matić

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Selvije Bajrami

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Slobodanka Jovanovska

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Stevan Dojčinović

Diary

19 Dec 2011 / 16:56

Alumni Funding: Opportunities for Years to Come

Altin Raxhimi
19 Dec 2011 / 16:44

‘A Perfect Opportunity to Take Your Story a Level Further’

Nikoleta Popkostadinova
09 Nov 2011 / 10:41

The Fellowship: ‘It Was Worth It!’

Juliana Koleva
23 Sep 2011 / 12:38

Macedonia’s American Dream

Slobodanka Jovanovska
22 Sep 2011 / 09:55

EU Rules Benefit Croatian Jobseekers

Ruzica Matic
20 Sep 2011 / 10:51

The Fellowship Endgame

Jelena Kulidzan
14 Sep 2011 / 10:45

Sofia’s Schengen Compromise

Juliana Koleva
12 Sep 2011 / 12:44

The Story Ends, Almost

Elira Canga
08 Sep 2011 / 10:30

The Final Countdown

Dollores Benezic
03 Aug 2011 / 11:29

UK Rape Survivors Demand Justice

Jelena Kulidzan
Vienna 2011: Fellowship Programme Guides Compiled by: Anita Rice

There are three key phases in the programme, check out the BFJE 2011 guides on how to organise and present your investigation.

Phase One: Research and Preparation (May)
Phase Two: Reporting (June and July)
Phase Three: Legal, Writing and Editing (August)
Presenting Your Investigation Online