Drew Sullivan is a journalist and media development specialist who has worked for almost a decade in Eastern Europe and Eurasia.
Don Ray is a multi-media producer, writer, author, journalist and lecturer. He began his television journalism career as a researcher with the investigative news team Unit 4 at KNBC-TV, now NBC4, in Burbank, California in 1978.
Unique range of experiences in media development, public relations, journalism, media professional development, promotion of media rights and freedoms, advertising, educational campaigns, media monitoring
Sasa Mirkovic is one of the founders of Radio B92, one of the first independent broadcasters in Serbia, which began production in 1989
Lani spent nine years (1983-1992) as chief editor of 'Zeri i Rinise' newspaper, followed by three years (1992 1995) as media coordinator at the Soros Foundation
Jelena Drakulic-Petrovic, general manager of the largest media publishing house in Serbia, Ringier d.o.o
Nick Thorpe is an award-winning writer and journalist. A contributor to the Sunday Times, Daily Telegraph, Guardian, Independent, Scotsman and BBC Radio 4 among others, he has covered stories ranging from Russian presidential elections to the coca wars of Bolivia, for which he was shortlisted for the Martha Gellhorn Prize for Journalism.
Zeljko Ivanovic is a Montenergian journalist and managing editor, co-founder and co-owner of Vijesti, the first independent daily newspaper in Montenegro, since 1997
Hrvoje Appelt worked for daily newspaper "Jutarnji list" and weekly magazine "Globus" for 11 years, receiving the Marija Juric-Zagorka award for investigative journalism in 2005
Jeta Xharra is the BIRN Kosovo Director and presenter and editor of the television debate show “Life in Kosova", a program that has for the last five years pushed out the boundaries of debate, opening up taboo subjects that Kosovo society previously shied away from discussing. It has become the most watched current affairs program in Kosovo.
The first BIRN Summer School of Investigative Reporting, held from 22nd to 28th August 2010, proved a great success. BIRN brought together more than 35 experienced and well-know journalists and trainers like Don Ray, Gavin Rees, Nick Thorpe, Manuela Mareso, Luuk Sengers and an OCCPR team that included Drew Sullivan, Rosemary Armao and Paul Radu.
First BIRN Summer School brought intensive course of investigative techniques with special focus on organized crime and corruption.
This page provides links to materials that were used for lectures and training during the first BIRN Summer School of Investigative Reporting 2010.
The BIRN Summer School of Investigative Reporting 2010 took place in Novi Sad, at Hotel Leopold I, a five star hotel located in the Petrovaradin Fortress,with beautiful views of the city and the Danube.