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Cases found 288

Attack towards journalist Albulena Rexha, North Mitrovica, 13.11.2021

Albulena Rexha - journalist at Kanal10 ,was attacked during reporting live in North Mitrovica. The Association of Journalists of Kosovo - AJK, is alarmed that journalists reporting from north of Kosovo are still in risk for doing their job. Our colleagues are being attacked continuously by local protesters, who are throwing different explosive devices towards them. Once again, we call on relevant authorities to ensure a safe environment for journalists while on duty.

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Threats towards the journalists of Gazeta Sinjali, Pristina, 11.10.2021

The journalists of of the news website "Gazeta Sinjali", have been threatened by killing and insulted by relatives of the people who were arrested yesterday by Kosovo Police suspected over plots to carry a terrorist attack in Kosovo. AJK finds it extremely disturbing and completely unacceptable that journalists continue to be target of such threats. Therefore, we call upon the competent authorities to protect the journalists and this online news media in order to prevent any…

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Albanian and Serbian journalists are attacked in Northern Mitrovica, 13.10.2021

Several journalists of different Albanian media were attacked in the "Bosniak Quarter" in Northern Mitrovica and another incident occurred on the road that leads to Leposavic where protesters chased cars with journalists. Meanwhile, there were attacks and pressures on journalists of local news portal "Kossev", by protesters. As a result, the news website has withdrawn its teams reportimg from the field.

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Threatening language toward the journalist, Uran Haxha, Prishtinë, 20.09.2021

The branch of the Democratic League of Kosovo - LDK, in Suhareka, has lynched the journalist, Uran Haxha. The branch of the political party LDK in Suhareka last night via a Facebook post, has lynched the journalist Haxha as "the counselor from the underground of Bali Muharremaj", the opponent of this political party, and that according to them due to Haxha's presence in the debate, the debate devalued. For AJK, it is extremely concerning that a political party categorizes…

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Selective approach towards the Kosovan journalists, Tirana, 14.09.2021

The Prime Minister of Albania, Edi Rama, has used a selective approach towards the journalists from Kosovo, who were part of the press conference with the German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Kosovo was an important part of the discussion at this press event, and according to our colleagues, PM Rama didn't allow the Kosovan journalists to address questions to Mrs. Merkel. For AJK, such a segregation of journalists at an international meeting is an unacceptable act. The Secretary…

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Threatening language towards media, Pristina, 11.09.2021

The adviser of the President of Kosovo, Blerim Vela has used lynching vocabulary towards media. The adviser of the President Vjosa Osmani, Blerim Vela, on several occasions has used denigrating language, labeling the media as "of the former Pronto regime". AJK considers this as lynching and a language that serves to spread hate and incites attacks on journalists and media in Kosovo. Coming from the highest state office, these actions of Mr. Vela have an impact towards the…

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Threats towards "Albanian Post", Pristina, 08.09.2021

The deputy of the Lëvizja Vetëvendosje MP, Haki Abazi, has threatened the online media "Albanian Post" and its director, Baton Haxhiu, due to earlier reporting on the failure of the process for the appointment of new ambassadors of Kosovo. "Albanian Post" published the audio recording in which Abazi is heard threatening this media due to the earlier reporting on the failure of appointments of new ambassadors. The open and deliberate threat of MP Abazi towards the journalists…

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THREATENING LANGUAGE TOWARD THE LOCAL PORTAL "JEPI ZË", Mitrovica, 31.08.2021

The branch of the political party Lëvizja Vetëvendosje in Mitrovica, has lynched journalists and media, starting from the local portal “Jepi Zë”. The accusations of the governing party that this portal is working for another political party are unacceptable. The call for boycott of the local portal and the language used towards some journalists is lynching that seriously endangers their safety. The Association of Journalists of Kosovo - AJK, calls upon this political party…

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THE KLAN KOSOVA TEAM’S WORK OBSTRUCTED WHILE BROADCASTING, 18.08.2021, Drenas

The summer show in Klan Kosova, which was being broadcasted live from Drenas, was interrupted on Wednesday night. The interruption came after things were being thrown towards the hosts of the show by the audience, which consisted mainly of children. AJK is concerned about the obstruction of the journalists of this television, and expects from the general public to respect the work of media, especially when it is performed on public property, and with the relevant permits.

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THREATS AND OBSTRUCTION AGANIST THE KALLXO.COM TEAM, 18.08.2021, MITROVICA

The KALLXO.com team, journalist, Diellza Luzha and the camera operator, Blendi Shaqiri, of KALLXO.com portal were threatened and obstructed in Mitrovica. The team was working on a story in the courtyard of the Mitrovica Regional Hospital. The KALLXO.com team’s work was obstructed by three unidentified persons, part of the hospital staff, who prevented them from performing their duties and put physical pressure on the camera operator, restricting the team movement and…

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THREAT TOWARDS JOURNALIST BUJAR VITIJA,10.08.2021, PRISTINA

Bujar Vitija, a journalist with the online portal “gazetashneta.com”, has notified AJK that he has been threatened by a person, who is supposedly the father of the anesthesiologist Kemajl Gashi, for whom it has been reported by the above-mentioned portal to have been fined by the Health Inspectorate due to the fact that he has left his workplace during his custody shift. “Apparently you have written something. You won’t be able to recognize yourself. We’ll be meeting real…

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ATTEMPTED FORCED ENTRY IN "BOTAPRESS" OFFICES

On Friday, an unknown person tried to break into the offices of the online portal "Botapress". The whole event was recorded by the security cameras of the portal, where from the published images it is seen how the person approaches the door of the editorial office, tries to open it, but stops after seeing the camera. AJK expresses concern about this act towards this media, and calls the Kosovo Police to investigate the case as a priority, so that the journalists will have a…

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Mentor Gjergjaj invited to be interviewed in the capacity of a suspect, Prishtinë, 17.05.2021

On May 14th, the journalist Mentor Gjergjaj who upon an order of the Basic Prosecution in Gjakova has been invited to show up this Tuesday, at the Police Station in Gjakova in order to be interviewed for a case related to an article published by the journalist on May 3rd 2018, in the online newspaper “Gazeta Express”. Gjergjaj via a post on his profile on social network Facebook has announced that he was invited in the capacity of a suspect from a Police investigator in…

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Offensive language and threats towards the journalists of Gazeta Express, Pristina,17.05.2021

The official of the Directorate of Education in the Municipality of Prishtina, Anita Xhabiri has offended a journalist of the Gazeta Express after she requested about the stance of the Directorate of Education, upon reporting that a minor has been sexually abused from the several students. Following the publication of the news about the insult, it is reported that Editorial Office of the Gazeta Express on Saturday has received a threatening phone call from Xhabiri’s husband.

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LYNCHING VOCABULARY TOWARDS THE JOURNALIST, ALBIJONA HOXHAJ, PRISTINA, 18.07.2021

The spokesman of the Kosovo Electricity Distribution Company (KEDS), Viktor Buzhala used lynching vocabulary towards the journalist of the Kosovo Law Institute (KLI), Albijona Hoxhaj and her colleagues. After the reporting of "Betimi per Drejtesi" for the approach of Viktor Buzhala towards the journalist, Albijona Hoxhaj, Buzhala has continued to use accusatory and offensive language against journalists through a comment on Facebook. "You are saying the I insulted and…

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Obstruciton against journalists, Parim Olluri, Pristina, 17.04.2021

Director of Gazeta Insajderi, Parim Oullri, this morning was interviewed by Kosovo Police, after Gazeta Insajderi last night published an investigation that contains internal information of the Ministry of Health regarding the refusal of Pfizer and BioNtech Vaccines by this Ministry. For AJK, it is completely unacceptable to interview Parim Olluri, Director of Gazeta Insajderi in order to reveal their source, as this is essentially a flagrant violation of the Law on…

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Sexist language towards the journalist Qendresa Krelani, Pristina, 12.04.2021

The football coach, Tahir Batatina, used sexist and offensive language towards the sports journalist of RTK, Qëndresa Krelani. Batatina during a TV show addressed the journalist with the words: "You in journalism can only peel newspapers, or clean something, but commenting football in this way no .... you are not on my level, this is not journalism, starting from your appearance ... " The sexist, offensive and totally inadequate language used by Batatina is extremely…

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Threats and obstruction aganist the KALLXO.com team, Rahovec, 19.03.2021

The KALLXO.com team, journalists Arbisa Shefiku and the cameraman, Denis Sllovinja, were threatened and obstructed by two persons in Rahovec. The team was threatened three days ago while they were shooting near the tekke “Shejh Iljazi Rifai”, regarding the case of a parking lot that the municipality has given permission to use this space to Mehdi Shehu, without the consent of the residents and the Municipal Assembly. As soon as they started filming the parking lot, the…

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Lynching vocabulary towards the RTK correspondent, Baki Rexhepi, Presevo, 05.03.2021

The President of the Alternative for Change, Shqipërim Arifi, used lynching vocabulary towards the correspondent of Radio Television of Kosovo in the Presevo Valley, Baki Rexhepi. Arifi last night during an interview on Kosovo television, accused Rexhepi of being a corrupt person and therefore does not declare himself for RTK, adding that there are facts about what he is talking about. Regarding this statement, AJK has contacted the director of RTK, Festim Kabashi, who…

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Physical attack towards the journalist, Visar Duriqi, Prishtinë, 25.02.2021

Journalist Visar Duriqi was physically assaulted the last midnight in front of his apartment. Duriqi was physically attacked by three unknown persons. Journalist has stated for the media that he received medical treatment at the University Clinical Center of Kosovo as a result of the physical attack his teeth and nose are broken. Regarding the case the Kosovo Police has also stated to the media. “Immediately after receiving the information, the police went to the scene and…

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