PeaceNexus Foundation

Balkan Investigative Reporting Network in BiH (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

March 24, 2016
  • Organisation:
    Balkan Investigative Reporting Network in Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Where:
    Bosnia and Herzegovina

The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network(BIRN) is a network of local non-governmental organisations promoting freedom of speech, human rights and democratic values. BIRN BiH specialises on monitoring of and reporting on war crime trials. The organisation provides the public with objective and timely information on transitional justice processes taking place in both the country and the region.

In 2015, BIRN BiH requested PeaceNexus Organisational Development support to expand its organsiational strategy from war crimes reporting to covering broarder issues regarding rule of law in Bosnia-Herzegovina, such as organised crime, corruption and terrorism.

PeaceNexus enabled peer-to-peer learning though the network partner BIRN Kosovo and helped BIRN BiH building its capacities on media law and judicial procedures. In a second step of the OD process, and with the help of an external consultant, BIRN developed an organisational strategy on its extended mandate.