The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN) is a network of local non-governmental organizations promoting freedom of speech, human rights and democratic values. The group is dedicated to creating a strong, professional, independent media in Southeast Europe as an essential component of developing democracy and a market economy in the Balkans.
Re:baltica is a non-profit organization that produces investigative journalism in the public interest. Founded in August 2011, the organization focus on in-depth investigations of socially important issues in the Baltic region, such as corruption, crime, finances, entrepreneurship, health and human rights. Its journalism encourages transparency and reform. Re:baltica is based in Riga, but its journalists and board members come from all Baltic states: Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia.
Bellingcat (Netherlands) has won international attention for its groundbreaking stories that bring together open source investigators to dig into everything from armed conflict to high-profile criminal cases, war crimes, threats to the environment, and beyond. Alongside publishing investigations, Bellingcat provides others with tools to conduct similar work via case studies, how-to guides and innovative workshops.
The Bhutan Media Foundation is a Civil Society Organisation (CSO) founded in 2010. The Foundation aims to sustain democracy by developing the Bhutanese media through transformational initiatives that promote quality journalism, advance media innovation, engage communities and foster Freedom of Expression, Information and Press. Over the past 5 years, BMF has provided hands-on capacity development programs to more than 500 journalists, media professional and media managers.
Bihus.info (NGSCO “TOM 14”) was founded by a few investigative journalists to inform the public about corruption in Ukraine and its connection to societal poverty in order to reduce the degree of corruption tolerance and change social agreements on corruption. TOM14 produces an anti-corruption investigative television program “Nashi Hroshi” (“Our Money”) which focuses on economic and public procurement investigations, including price analysis, fly-by-night companies search, connection between officials and business (or business officials).
The Center for Investigative Reporting (CIN) in Sarajevo is unique in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the first organization of its kind to be established in Balkans. CIN is dedicated to investigative reporting, aimed toward providing fair and unbiased information, based on evidences and solid proof, to BiH citizens who need to make educated decisions. CIN’s work focuses on organized crime and corruption and the negative effect these have on the lives of ordinary citizens. They produce investigative projects and stories on topics that include education, health, sports, employment, politics, illegal trading in tobacco and drugs, illegal drugs and documents, and financial fraud.
The Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism (Associação Brasileira de Jornalismo Investigativo, or ABRAJI) is one of the world’s leading associations of investigative reporters. ABRAJI has trained thousands of reporters and works to expand freedom of information and protect journalists in Brazil. Each year, it sponsors Brazil’s investigative journalism congress, which attracts hundreds of journalists and journalism students.
The Broadcast Training Center ProMedia Foundation is a leading Bulgarian NGO committed to supporting independent, professional and responsible media. Since its establishment in 1998, ProMedia has been instrumental in gathering civil and professional support for reforming the media legislation, increasing media professionalism and building strong and responsible media and journalists’ associations in Bulgaria.