Spend a week learning investigative reporting skills and recharging your batteries at charming Lake Bled in Slovenia from August 25 until 31.
The BIRN Summer School of Investigative Reporting 2012 was held from August 19-25 in Mavrovo, Macedonia.
During the second BIRN Summer School that was held in Opatija, Croatia from August 21-27 2011, BIRN gathered more than 30 trainers and 30 participants who spent six days engaging in vibrant discussion and practical training in investigative journalism techniques.
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Thank you very much! I got back last week and have been working very long days – but thinking fondly of my time at BIRN and in Macedonia. It was great to meet you and the other journalists. You worked incredibly hard and put on a terrific program. I left inspired, and if I can help in any way in the future, please just ask.
Mark Schoofs, Senior Editor for ProPublica
Idea of bringing so many journalists from different parts of Europe itself is a brilliant idea, because people learn from each other. It is very rare for organisation to bring such good journalists across the world to one place and to talk about what they do and that is quite exceptional thing that had happened, and people that come here as participants will get a lot from that.
Paul Lewis, Special projects editor for The Guardian
It is great to see so many people so enthusiastic, working together on their stories. We had discussion about interview methods and it was so interactive, that is great!
Stephen Grey, author and Thompson Reuters journalist
The event was excellent. This is my first conference in investigative journalism. I will be happy if there are other events like this on the Balkans.
Gresa Musliu, BIRN Summer School participant