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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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Threats against Kallxo's team, Skënderaj, 26.02.2024

Today, journalist Adelina Ahmeti and cameraman Jetmir Hoxha of Kallxo.com were threatened by an individual with initials M.H in the village of Skënderaj, Klina e Mesme. The citizen obstructed the team while they were adressing the construction of a church in the village. According to this media, this person not only hindered their team but also used abusive and threatening words toward them. This was then reported to Skënderaj Police Station. “Walk away, I swear as long as I…

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Threats against journalist Korab Rexhepi, Prishtinë, 12.02.2024

Korab Rexhepi, a DTV journalist, received several threatening messages from a guy with the initials M.B. Rexhepi told the Association of Journalists of Kosovo that these threats were made after M.B.'s direct phone contact was cut short due to some banal expressions he made on the journalist's show. One of M.B.'s threatening messages states that the journalist "will disappear with his whole family." The Association of Journalists of Kosovo considers these threats to be…

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Derogatory campaign against journalist Saranda Ramaj and KTV, Prishtinë, 10.02.2024

The Association of Journalists of Kosovo has been closely following the campaign initiated by the leadership of the Municipality of Prishtina against journalist Saranda Ramaj and KTV television. This campaign is in response to the publication of a series of land-exchange articles. In a series of interviews, Mayor Pëparim Rama has accused KOHA of "disinformation", while the Director of Urban Planning in the Municipality of Prishtina, Doruntina Maloku, has also made serious…

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Threats against Periskopit,Prishtinë, 16.01.2024

AJK has been informed by the "Periskopi" portal about a threatening email they received regarding the publication of an article titled "Nine employees of the Faculty of Medicine receive salaries at University Clinical Center of Kosovo (QKUK) without working at all." On January 15, an email was sent demanding the removal of the news, stating "journalists, be careful what you write because many of you are going to be beheaded or your relatives will be taken captive.". AJK is…

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Obstructing the work of journalist Blerta Dalloshi Berisha, Fushë Kosovë, 28.12.2023

The Association of Journalists of Kosovo strongly condemns the unacceptable behavior of the close protection team of Prime Minister Albin Kurti towards journalist Blerta Dalloshi Berisha from TV Klan. In the video published by Dalloshi-Berisha, a member of the protection team, can be seen grabbing and pushing the journalist as she attempts to ask a question to the prime minister. Such mistreatment of journalists is completely unacceptable and only adds to the growing sense…

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Obstruction and attack against the journalist Rinë Haziri, Shtërpcë, 16.12.2023

Today, journalist Rînë Haziri from Lajmi.net was obstructed and attacked by a citizen while reporting from Brezovica. In the video published by the media, an individual can be heard telling journalist Haziri to stop recording. Furthermore, it is known that the same person got out of the car and forcefully took the phone from the journalist's hand while using threatening language towards her. The editors of Lajmi.net have informed AJK that the case has also been reported to…

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Threats against the lives and physical safety of journalist, Fatlum Berisha, Prishtinë, 14.12.2023

Journalist Fatlum Berisha has reported receiving death threats on TikTok … According to the statement delivered to the Association of Journalists of Kosovo, an account left comments on the journalist's videos, including comments such as "I should have given you 31 bullets." Journalist Berisha also reported the case to the Kosovo Police. The Association of Journalists of Kosovo expresses its concern regarding the threats against journalist Berisha. We call upon the Kosovo…

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Verbal threats to journalist Burim Pacolli, Prishtinë, 14.12.2023

Burim Pacolli, a journalist at Nacionale, has received threats from an individual via the social network Instagram. The person with the nickname "Edon Edon", first threatened the journalist through comments, and then on his profile, he posted a story requesting people to find Pacolli's home location. In the email sent to the Association of Journalists of Kosovo, Pacolli stated that the case had also been reported to the Kosovo Police. AJK is concerned by the increasing…

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Obstructing the work of journalist Behare Bajraktari, Prishtinë, 01.12.2023

The Association of Journalists of Kosovo expresses its concern regarding the accusations made by journalist Behare Bajraktari of Radio Kosovo regarding her working conditions. In her complaint, Bajraktari stated that her personal and work belongings were taken from her office this week, shortly after her radio show was cut off. The radio station's management stated that they immediately notified the journalist about the relocation. Furthermore, they said that the show's…

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Threats towards journalists Ardiana Thaçi Mehmeti and Erjona Gjikolli, Prishtinë, 30.11.2023

The authors of the investigative show KIKS Kosova, Ardiana Thaçi Mehmeti and Erjona Gjikolli, have received death threats towards them and their family members, after an investigation in relation to the singer Eroll Murati, who according to this investigation is involved in fraud with Slovenian passports, as well as reselling of cars he had rented. In an email addressed to the Association of Journalists of Kosovo, the journalists indicate that they have received death…

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Obstructing the work of the camera operator Bujar Sylejmani, Prishtinë, 29.11.2023

New footage and photographs show unprecedented brutality faced by journalists, photographers, and other media workers during today's protest organised by the Social Democratic Party - PSD. In one of the videos, it can be seen how the camera operator of Voice of America, Bujar Sylejmani, is forcefully pushed while doing his job. Regarding this unprecedented violence against media workers, the Association of Journalists of Kosovo calls on the Kosovo Police Inspectorate to…

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Obstructing the work of journalists, Prishtinë, 29.11.2023

The Association of Journalists of Kosovo is extremely concerned about the events that occurred during today's protest by the Social Democratic Party of Kosovo (PSD) against Ekaterina Trendafilova - President of the Specialist Chambers and Specialist Prosecutor's Office, where pepper spray and tear gas were used against journalists. During the protest, journalists were obstructed by the Kosovo Police, who used pepper spray and tear gas against them. As a consequence of these…

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Threats against the lives and physical safety of journalists, Fatos Hetemi dhe Irfan Maliqi, Viti, 11.11.2023

Journalists Fatos Hetemi and Irfan Maliqi from the local media outlet Plus TV were threatened with death. The editors of Plus TV have informed the Association of Journalists of Kosovo about receiving death threats from a Facebook account. These threats came after the publication of their recent media coverage on the two mosques in the Municipality of Vitia. "The threats to kill are addressed to PlusTV journalist Irfan Maliqi and director Fatos Hetemi. These threats are in…

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Attack against Insajderi Vushtrri, 10.11.2023

The AJK has been informed that a crew from the "Insajderi" portal was attacked in Vushtrri by a local imam. According to journalist Preniqi's statement, Imam Halili physically attacked her after hearing the question. "Hoxha turns to me yelling, 'Get out of here quickly. He grabs my arm, squeezes it, and pulls me about a meter away. He refers to me with the words "One of those you are asking is you too," she stated, adding that Halili attempted to attack her with a tiny stool…

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Death threats against journalist, Herolind Ademi, Prishtinë, 08.11.2023

The editors of the show KIKS Kosova in Klan Kosova have informed AJK about a threat made to journalist Herolind Ademi regarding his ongoing investigation into IPTV piracy. B.B. has sent multiple threatening messages to Ademi regarding the investigative report in which he is mentioned. Here are some of the disturbing messages: “Listen up, man. I'm warning you to stay inside. Lock yourself indoors because I happen to know exactly where you live. If you continue to talk about…

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Threats against journalist Agim Ademi, Shtime, 20.10.2023

The Association of Kosovo Journalists has been informed by Koha Group journalist Agim Ademi of a threat he received from a person with the initials S.B. in Shtime. According to Ademi, the incident occurred in Godanc during the official inauguration of the public nursery construction. S.B approached and warned the journalist saying, "You should never dare to write anything about the mayor, the executive in Shtime, and the people who work with him." AJK finds the threat…

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Sexist language toward journalist Qëndresa Krelani, Prishtinë, 03.10.2023

The Board of the Association of Journalists of Kosovo considers the comments made by football coach Ismet Munishi to sports reporter Qendresa Krelani on an aired program as unprofessional, insulting, and sexist. Such language should not be tolerated since it has no place in public discourse. Given that Krelani is one of the very few women in sports journalism, Munishi's language helps to discourage other women from choosing to report from this field of journalism.

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Unacceptable language against media, Prishtinë, 18.09.2023

Besnik Bislimi, the Kosovo Deputy Prime Minister in charge of negotiations with Serbia, has once again attacked Kosovo's media, claiming rapidly that they are "financed by Serbia." Asked about the harms he had previously stated in an interview with the Serbian newspaper "Danas" during a press conference with Prime Minister Kurti, Bislmi made unacceptable accusations. During the conference, Bislimi stated that "the word 'concession' has been intentionally used by Kosovo media…

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Physical attack against journalist Ulpiana Emra, Suharekë, 17.09.2023

Association of Journalists of Kosovo is deeply concerned about the news of an attack on journalist Ulpiana Emra from ArtMotion during the Super Cup final basketball match between Trepça and Peja. Emra was attacked by fans while reporting on the final of the basketball Super Cup between Trepca and Peja. It has been reported that the journalist was assaulted by fans in the stands, who threw bottles at her, resulting in injuries to her body. The AJK firmly condemns this assault…

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