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Actual attacks against the camera operator Arianit Tahiri, Prizren, 09.07.2024

The Association of Journalists of Kosovo is alarmed by the arrest and Police escorting of the camera operator of the media outlet Betimi për Drejtësi (Oath for Justice), Arianit Tahiri. Tahiri was accompanied by journalist Alberta Hashani, and they were part of the team investigating allegations of office abuse by a couple of prosecutors in Prizren. Tahiri was filming in a bar when asked to stop by the bar's staff and a prosecutor who was present. The prosecutor called the…

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Hate speech against journalist Rid Berisha, Prishtinë, 08.07.2024

Asociacioni i Gazetarëve të Kosovës i ka përcjellur me shqetësim disa postime online që kanë targetuar gazetarin, Rid Berisha, nga KosovaLive.net. Berisha e ka njoftuar AGK-në, se një punonjës i Bashkësisë Islame të Kosovës, ka shkruar me gjuhë të urrejtjes ndaj tij dhe ka nxitur edhe të tjera komente kundër, duke bashkuar disa foto të Berishës, duke bërë homazhe për sulmet e 7 tetorit në Izrael. Për AGK-në, gjuha fyese dhe linçuese ndaj gazetarëve është e papranueshme.

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Political pressure towards RTK, Prishtinë, 07.07.2024

The Association of Journalists of Kosovo has been following with great concern developments at RTK, which resulted this Sunday with Shkumbin Ahmetxhekaj, leaving his position of Director General, as international press freedoms organizations warned lately, would happen. Ahmetxhekaj, a seasoned journalist with the Kosovo Public Broadcaster said about “a 7 month political pressure with deep disagreements with the Board about fundamental issues concerning the way to move…

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Attack against media, Prishtinë, 27.06.2024

Vetevendosje MP, Dimal Basha has used his speech in the Kosovo Parliament to continue his unprecedented attacks against media and members of the civil society. “This Government is the only one to has stopped the flow of money towards media, and no cent goes to them. So, if we wanted to capture them, we would do what others did. But, the change shows we don’t want to capture them”, Basha said. This is an unacceptable attack against media freedoms and the plural media…

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Kërcënim dhe pengim në kryerjen e detyrës ndaj gazetares Hateme Smajli, Obiliq, 26.06.2024

Gazetarja e Gazeta Infokus, Hateme Smajli, gjatë ditës së djeshme është kërcënuar nga Drejtori i Qendrës së Mjekësisë Familjare në Komunën e Obiliqit, Haki Jashari. Në njoftimin dërguar AGK-së, bëhet e ditur se gazetarja kishte shkuar në këtë QKMF pas ankesave të bëra nga qytetarët e Komunës së Obiliqit, për mykun që është formuar në katin e dytë të ndërtesës. “Gazetarja Hateme Smajli së bashku me kameramanin, Blerant Shala kanë hyrë në oborrin e QKMF-së ku i janë afruar…

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Pengim në kryerjen e detyrës së TV Syri, Gjakovë, 26.06.2024

Televizoni Syri nga Gjakova ka informuar se një ekip i tyre është penguar gjatë kryerjes së detyrës nga Kryeshefi Ekzekutiv i Kompanisë Rajonale të Ujësjellësit “Gjakova”, Hasan Krasniqi. “Ekipi i përbërë nga gazetari Ngadhnjim Haxhosaj dhe kameramani Valon Nixha i’ u përgjigjën kërkesës së banorëve të fshatit Bishtazhin të cilët na ftuan për të raportuar rreth një problemi që kishte shkaktuar vërshime në disa toka e në shkollën e fshatit. Të njëjtit u ofenduan e u penguan…

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Threats against the lives of the journalist, Vullnet Krasniqi, Prishtinë, 26.06.2024

The Association of Journalists of Kosovo is alarmed after journalist Vullnet Krasniqi received death threats today. Krasniqi received a death threat from a resident of the Preshevo Valley, as seen in a video posted on TikTok. "I'm in Pristina, I will pull your teeth with pliers, f ***your family, I will pull a bullet to you, I know the exact address of your apartment, don't go to your village, don't call the police," the person can be heard saying in the video. AJK has…

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Threats against the lives of journalists, Prishtinë, 25.06.2024

The editorial office of the online newspaper, Insajderi, has informed AJK about the threats they have received in the last two days following reports about the arrests made by the Kosovo Police in connection with money laundering. They informed AJK that relatives of A.D., one of the arrested individuals, have made repeated threatening calls to their office. Additionally, someone claiming to be A.D.'s brother has threatened the journalists with their lives. Insajderi has…

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Death threats against the journalist Arlind Sadiku, Prishtinë, 20.06.2024

The Association of Journalists of Kosovo - AJK, is concerned about the threats that sports journalist Arlind Sadiku from Klan Kosova and Art Motion has received in recent days. According to Sadiku, he has been subject to a significant number of life-threatening threats, the majority of which are believed to have originated from Serbia. AJK strongly condemns the threats and urges them to cease immediately, as they pose a threat to the journalist's physical safety. Sadiku's…

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Vandalism of QIKA's office, Prishtinë, 12.06.2024

The Association of Journalists of Kosovo is concerned about the reported vandalism of the logo belonging to the non-governmental organization Center for Information, Criticism and Action - QIKA. In their statement, QIKA reported that the vandalism of the organization’s logo occurred after the broadcasting of the show “Colors of Love,” and the display of the LGBTIQ+ community flag on the balcony of QIKA. For the Association of Journalists of Kosovo (AJK), this act is…

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Obstructing the work of media, Mitrovicë Veriore, 31.05.2024

Today, journalists from both Albanian and Serbian language media outlets were not allowed to cover the Municipal Assembly of Northern Mitrovica. This decision reportedly followed the exclusion of a political activist who wanted to speak at the session. Consequently, the journalists were also asked to leave the premises. AJK condemns this action and emphasizes the importance of transparency in all decisions made by the municipal body for the benefit of the community. The…

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Derogatory campaigns against Qendresa Krelani, Prishtinë, 20.05.2024

The sports journalist on the public television of Kosovo, RTK, Qendresa Krelani-Qeqa, is once again facing online derogatory campaigns. In some recently shared videos, the statement of the former coach of the Kosovo National Team, Ghila, who mentioned taking advice from Krelani about the formation in a match, is being highlighted disrespectfully. AJK strongly condemns these campaigns and urges all individuals, including colleagues in the sports industry, to put an immediate…

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Attacks towards journalist Ardiana Thaçi Mehmeti, Prishtinë, 07.05.2024

The Association of Journalists of Kosovo is extremely concerned about Kiks Kosova's reporting on the leak of journalist Ardiana Thaçi Mehmeti's phone number within the Albkings group. In the latest episode of Kiks Kosova, which is dedicated exclusively to the continuous harassment of journalist Thaçi Mehmeti by dozens of men who are part of this group, it is reported that her number was leaked as a sign of revenge for her previous reports about the Albkings. The journalist…

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Inciting language by MP Basha towards AJK and RTK, Prishtinë, 04.05.2024

Vetëvendosje’s MP, Dimal Basha, continued this weekend with inciting language towards both AJK and RTK. In the latest Facebook post, following the intimidation against RTK journalist, Basha openly shows a tendency to control the editorial content of the Public Broadcaster, interfering in what is considered a priority to be addressed and reported. He uses the same tactics towards AJK, trying to dictate what it should do and how it should behave. AJK's primary mission is the…

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Intimidation towards journalist Blerta Foniqi Kabashi, Prishtinë, 03.05.2024

On the day when the Reporters Without Borders report placed Kosovo in its worst position in a decade in terms of media freedom, the ruling party, Vetëvendosje demonstrated in practice the disturbing findings of this report. Vetevendosje MP Dimal Basha compared the Public Broadcaster, RTK, with the Serbian state television, RTS, when he was asked by journalist Blerta Foniqi Kabashi about the conditioning Kosovo's membership to the Council of Europe with establishing the…

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Insulting and threatening Language against journalist Lorik Gashi,Prishtinë, 25.04.2024

The Association of Journalists of Kosovo has received with concern the threats that have been made against the sports journalist/editor at Channel 10, Lorik Gashi. Gashi has shared the communication that Muhedin Ferati, the president of the club Phoenix, had with him on social networks, where he repeatedly insults and threatens him. "I will f*** your family members. Post the news, I will f*** your family members. I will say one more word to you, if you won't remove that fake…

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Threats towards Lajmi.net's journalists, Prizren, 04.04.2024

A team from the online portal Lajmi.net, consisting of journalist Selim Miftari and camera operator Pëparim Tufa, has been seriously threatened and hindered in their work. The incident occurred during a session at the Basic Court in Prizren. According to the media, a defendant with the initials V.H. obstructs the team's work in the presence of the case's judge, telling them not to record and erase the footage. During the incident, he took the camera from the camera operator…

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Physical attack against Lajmi.net journalists Prishtinë, 03.04.2024

Lajmi.net journalists, Fjolla Hyseni and Lindita Berisha were physically attacked today by a couple on Rruga C in Prishtina. In the disturbing footage published by the media, a woman and a man are seen attacking journalists and attempting to prevent them from filming. According to this media, the incident started when the taxi carrying the journalists blocked their path, leading to a physical confrontation first with the taxi driver. For the Association of Journalists of…

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Intimidation towards QIKAs journalists, Prishtinë, 13.03.2024

The Association of Journalists of Kosovo has received with concern information from colleagues at QIKA about the ongoing disturbing messages and visits they have received from a teacher (whose name is known to us) regarding a news story published in November of last year. In an email sent to AJK, QIKA informed about an alleged case of sexual harassment at the "Nazmi Zhegrova" school in the village of Stanoc i Ulët in the Municipality of Vushtrri. The case was initially…

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Intimidation of the journalist Lirim Mehmetaj, Prishtinë, 05.03.2024

The Association of Journalists of Kosovo has received with concern a statement made by journalist Lirim Mehmetaj of the Albanian Post regarding the summons issued to him as a defendant by the Basic Prosecutor's Office in Pristina. In the summons for presence on March 7, Mehmetaj is invited as a defendant for the criminal offense of "inciting discord and impatience" under Article 141 of the Penal Code. While AJK is waiting for official information, such a call to a journalist…

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