Arben Ahmeti is a reporter at the “Koha Ditore” daily newspaper in Kosovo. He primarily reports on corruption and organized crime. Some of the high profile cases he covered were investigated by EULEX.
Stephen Grey is an award-winning investigative journalist and author best known for revealing details of the CIA's extraordinary rendition program. Grey is an independent writer based in London where he conducts research and works on newspaper articles, radio and TV broadcasts and as Reuters special correspondent in its global enterprise team.
Paul Lewis is Special Projects Editor for the Guardian. He runs teams of journalists at the newspaper working on a range of investigations.
Before he became a spokesman for the Bureau for Combating Corruption and Organized Crime (USKOK) in 2008, he worked as a professional journalist at the newspaper Slobodna Dalmacija in Split, Croatia.
Dragana Babovic is a journalist for the Montenegrin newspaper Vijesti. Since 2003, she has covered stories about corruption, organized crime, conflict of interest and nepotism.
Mark Schoofs is a senior editor at ProPublica. Before coming to ProPublica in 2011, he had worked for more than 11 years at The Wall Street Journal, where he was a foreign correspondent and an investigative reporter for Page One.
Lawrence Marzouk is a journalist and editor with Balkan Investigative Reporting Network in Kosovo. He has worked as a journalist for a decade, writing and editing for major regional newspapers in Britain, and contributing news, investigations and features to national British newspapers.
Stevan Dojcinovic is an investigative reporter based in Belgrade who works for the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) and the Centre for Investigative Journalism in Serbia (CINS).
Marcus Lindemann is an executive producer and journalist from Germany that is responsible for TV reports mainly broadcast on ZDF, Europe’s largest TV station.
Tamara Causidis - is a freelance journalist and an activist for press freedom. She is the president of the Trade Union of Macedonian Journalists and Media Workers (SSNM).
Trainers and panelists of the BIRN Summer School of Investigative Reporting in 2012
Sample local cuisine and fine wine overlooking Lake Mavrovo and the mountains while bettering your investigative journalism skills from 19 until 25 August 2012 in Mavrovo, Macedonia. Macedonian folklore
Day to day agenda of the Third Summer School, with all scheduled activities and lectures
BIRN Summer School
August 19 – 25, 2012
Arrival: Sunday, August 19, 2012
Venue: Radika Hotel, Mavrovo, Macedonia
Please read the application requirements for the BIRN Summer School of Investigative Reporting 2012.
The third BIRN Summer School of Investigative Reporting will take place at the Hotel Radika in Leunovo, Macedonia. The hotel is positioned along Lake Mavrovo and is a famous spa resort.