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Balkan Insight

Balkan Insight is the leading news site covering the Western Balkans Region. Our correspondents are drawn from across the former Yugoslavia and Albania, Bulgaria and Romania and our site is widely regarded as the only source of balanced reporting providing copy in English to international journalistic standards.

Our free to access daily news service is widely used by business, academics students, the diaspora , government bodies and anyone with an interest in the region.

Balkan Insight's Premium Content offers more detailed analytical content, including investigations, comment and analysis from the countries of the region.

Our writers include respected authors and commentators on the region, including Tim Judah, author of the seminal work on the conflicts of the 90s, 'The Serbs', Kenneth Morrison, Senior Lecturer in Modern East European History at De Montford University and author of 'Montenegro: A Modern History' widely recognised as the leading work on the subject, Matthew Parish, formerly the Chief Legal Advisor to the International Supervisor of Brcko, and author of 'A Free City in the Balkans: Reconstructing a Divided Society in Bosnia' and Marcus Tanner formerly the  Independent's correspondent for the region and author of  'Croatia: a Nation Forged in War'.

We also publish commentaries and opinions from international political and government figures.

Our own team of correspondents and editors have won many national and international awards including an Overseas Press Club (USA) and Human Rights Watch Award, CEI SEEMO Award for Investigative Journalism (2009 and 2010), Association of Professional Journalists of Kosovo Best Print Online Story Award (2006) United Nations Development Program (UNDP), Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and Kosovo Anti-Corruption Agency Journalism Prize (2006).

Balkan Insight is a product of BIRN, the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network, a group of affiliated charitable organisations from across the region.  We are funded by a range of international governments, Non Governmental Organisations and charitable funds with an interest in the region.

The organisation's core work is the promotion of a free and independent media and the training of journalists and media houses to international standards.

To find out more about our donors, visit birn.eu.com.