News 27 Aug 12

BIRN to Fund Summer School Participants’ Investigations

Journalists who attended BIRN's summer school 2012 have obtained funds to conduct cross-border investigations.

BIRN
Mavrovo

Participants in BIRN's Summer School of Investigative Reporting have formed six teams to work on cross-border investigative stories, while BIRN has decided to fund three investigations, giving the reporters an opportunity to research and develop their ideas into complete stories.

In months to come, the journalists will collaborate on investigations and BIRN will publish their stories on Balkan Insight.

The stories cover wide range of topics, but all are tackling the issue of corruption in the Balkans. Organised crime and corruption was the principal focus of the third BIRN Summer School.

The Summer School in Mavrovo, Macedonia, opened on August 19 and finished on August 25.

Over the one-week programme, 28 journalists from the Balkans, Italy, Portugal, Mexico, Australia, the US and Austria had the opportunity to hone their investigating skills and learn from some of the most prominent investigative journalists in the world.

BIRN gathered high-profile trainers and experts from the Balkans, Europe and the US, including Sheila Coronel, director and professor of Toni Stabile Center at Columbia University, Mark Schoofs from Pro Publica, Paul Lewis of the Guardian newspaper and Stephen Grey, Reuters special correspondent and author.

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