The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN) has been developing investigative journalism and media training in the Balkans since 2005. We also act as a media watchdog across the region, with a presence in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia, Croatia and Greece.

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Media outlets from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Serbia and Slovakia that want to engage the public in their investigative reporting are invited to apply for Audience-Engaged Journalism Grants. BIRN is inviting media outlets interested in connecting with their audiences and reporting on original stories that will make an impact to apply for  Audience-Engaged Journalism Grants . Individual grants will be awarded to selected media outlets that wish to cover national/regional/local topics on their own. Collaborative grants will be awarded to selected media outlets that want to investigate cross-border issues with a media partner. Audience-engaged reporting, in which ordinary people’s voices are heard and unresolved issues are tackled, has proven a game-changer. Using it helps media outlets to listen to these voices and report on essential topics for their communities while bringing...