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European investigative journalists gather in Budapest

Two regional groups are hosting a conference for investigative journalists in Eastern and Southeastern Europe, scheduled for November 9 to 11 in Budapest, Hungary. Registration deadline: October 1.

The Balkan Investigative Reporters Network (BIRN) and Scoop, a support group for investigative reporters in the region, or organizing the event. There is no fee to attend, but participants must arrange for their own travel and lodging. A special hotel rate of €45 ($63) per night has been arranged for participants. Besides sharing experiences with colleagues, courses in basic and advanced computer-assisted reporting will be available. Lectures and courses will be presented in English and Russian with simultaneous translations available.

For more information, contact Henrik Kaufholz of Scoop at or Dragana Zarkovic-Obradovic of BIRN at