Cases

Cases found 289

Selective approach towards journalists Ilire Zajmi, Flora Masurica Durmishi, Prishtinë, 09.09.2023

The Board of the Association of Journalists of Kosovo has been informed about the recent internal vacancy for managerial positions at RTK. AJK expresses disappointment with the apparent gender discrimination practiced against long-time journalists Ilire Zajmi and Flora Masurica Durmishi, as well as lawyer Mihrije Beiqi. Despite being the top scorers in the open competitions, they were not elected to the respective positions.~ … The AJK considers this a failure by the…

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Threats against RTV Besa, Prizren, 05.09.2023

Yesterday, the staff of RTV Besa in the Municipality of Prizren reported being threatened by Lulzim Kabashi, the former chairman of the Alliance for the Future of Kosovo in this municipality. In an email directed to the Association of Journalists of Kosovo, the editors of this media have stated that "Lulzim Kabashi, the former president of AAK in Prizren, "raided" RTV Besa's offices yesterday afternoon, threatening them. He threatened the staff with their life in response to…

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Threats against media, Shtime, 16.08.2023

This morning, several media teams were threatened and attacked while covering the KRU Prishtina activity in Shtime. The Lajmi.net camera operator was physically assaulted. In addition to the attack on Lajmi.net, several colleagues who were filming the man criticizing the media were threatened. In a video published by GazetaDemos, a person is heard threatening the journalist of this medium saying "Don't record, because if I come there, I will kill you". Such threats and…

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Physical attack against Lajmi.net's camera operator, Shtime, 16.08.2023

The Association of Journalists of Kosovo is extremely concerned by reports that the camera operator for the Lajmi.net portal was physically assaulted while filming KRU Prishtina's move to disconnect debtors from the Shtime water supply network. In the filmed incident, a person criticizes and insults the journalists who went to cover the event, while Kosovo police officers move him and command him not to use such language. "During the recording, our cameraman was pushed in…

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Derogatory campaign against Nacionale and its journalists, Prizren, 15.08.2023

The Association of Journalists of Kosovo is deeply concerned with the derogatory campaign against the web portal Nacionale and its journalists. On a banner in Prizren, where images of journalists Vullnet Krasniqi and Berat Buzhala can be seen, it is written, "Justice for the people, punishment for the slanders. Boycott Nacionale. Freedom of expression ends where offense begins". Such an action, for the Association of Journalists of Kosovo, is completely inappropriate and…

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Physical attack against journalist Vullnet Krasniqi and camera operator Arbër Latifi, Prizren, 11.08.2023

The Association of Journalists of Kosovo (AJK) is appalled by the attack in Prizren on the Nacionale's team journalist Vullnet Krasniqi, and camera operator Arbër Latifi. Krasniqi and Latifi were there to report on the protest organized by local imams against the "Dokufest" festival. According to media reports, they were assaulted and pushed while carrying out their duties by some protestors. This is an unacceptable attack that poses a severe threat to the safety of…

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Public pressure against journalist Edona Podvorica, Prishtinë, 02.08.2023

The Association of Journalists of Kosovo is concerned about the public pressure applied by Vetvendosje MPs against RTK journalist Edona Podvorica, who, along with the majority of her media colleagues boycotted the news conference of Minister Rozeta Hajdari. MP Valon Ramadani stated on Facebook that "it appears that this institution avoided the legal obligation by not remaining at Minister Rozeta Hajdari's conference." In the same line, Vetvendosje's other MP, Enver Dugolli…

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Death threats against "Betimi për Drejtësi” journalists, Prishtinë, 29.07.2023

Alberta Hashani, a journalist, and Dituron Aliu, a camera operator, were threatened with their lives while working on an investigation that is expected to be published in September. According to the editorial office of "Betimi për Drejtësi," the journalist and the camera operator were threatened by a salesman of illegal goods. Based on news reports, the camera operator first got a threatening message indicating he owed him some blood.

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Obstructing the work of journalists, Prishtinë, 27.07.2023

Journalists, cameramen, and photojournalists reporting from the Assembly of Kosovo have reported that during Thursday's session, they were confronted with an obvious restriction of performing their duties from the Assembly of Kosovo's grounds. A bar has been placed above where the media reports, preventing the media from getting a complete view of the Assembly and the deputies. The AJK strongly opposes this decision, which seeks to make it harder for journalists to provide…

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Physical attack against camera operator, Arbër Latifi, Gjakovë, 19.07.2023

Arbër Latifi - a camera operator for the online newspaper Nacionale, was physically assaulted today in the vicinity of the Gjakova Hospital by hospital security. Latifi and Gentiana Hasani, a journalist, had gone to the Gjakova Hospital to report on the suspension of all surgeries due to high temperatures. According to Nacionale, colleagues received medical assistance and filed a statement to the Kosovo Police. Furthermore, it is reported that the security officer who…

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Dangerous language towards journalists Berat Buzhala and Vehbi Kajtazi, Prishtinë, 15.07.2023

The Association of Journalists of Kosovo is concerned about a post by the Minister of Interior, Xhelal Sveçla, in which he uses dangerous and unacceptable language towards the media and journalists. Minister Sveçla insinuates that the audio recordings of the Head of the Parliamentary Group of his party, Mimoza Kusari Lila, with the former deputy of Srpska, Simic, were given to the Kosovo media by the Serbian president, Vucic. According to the minister, journalists Berat…

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Other threats against journalist, Berat Buzhala, Prishtinë, 12.07.2023

The MP of Vetëvendosje, Mefail Bajqinovci, has recently made public an internal document of the Tax Administration of Kosovo. The document pertains to the journalist and owner of the "Nacionale" portal, Berat Buzhala, and alleges that he has evaded taxes amounting to 71 thousand Euros. Buzhala has published a decision of the Commercial Court of Kosovo to postpone the execution of the decision until the resolution of this commercial-administrative dispute with a final court…

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Derogatory language towards Front Online's journalists, Prishtinë, 11.07.2023

The Association of Kosovo Journalists - AJK, has been informed by the editors of "Front Online" about the derogatory language and labels used by Feim Kelmendi, the Director of Finance at Post and Telecommunication of Kosovo, towards the journalists of this portal regarding an article they published. The Financial Director of this public company has made derogatory comments towards journalists, using unacceptable language such as "I told you that: No one, no son of a b can…

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Physical attack against journalist Qendresa Sinani, Leposaviq, 16.06.2023

Qendresa Sinani, a Klan Kosova journalist, was attacked today while reporting from the Municipality of Leposaviq. Sinani was among the media crowd when masked protesters attacked them with stones, injuring her right leg. The Association of Journalists of Kosovo is extremely concerned by the violent attacks on journalists that occurred today in the Municipality of Leposaviq and urges all colleagues to be extra cautious when reporting so as not to risk their physical safety.

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Physical attack against journalist Laura Kerolli, and camera operator Ardijan Shala, Leposaviq, 16.06.2023

The journalist Laura Kerolli and the camera operator Ardijan Shala from the IndeksOnline portal were assaulted physically today in Leposaviq. While being followed and attacked by Serbian protesters, Kerolli and Shala received physical injuries. Five cases of physical attacks against Albanian- speaking have been reported to the Association of Journalists of Kosovo only today. The Association of Journalists of Kosovo urges fellow reporters to prioritize their well-being.

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Physical attack against journalist Dorentina Thaqi, Leposaviq, 16.06.2023

Journalist Dorentina Thaqi was hit in the head with stones by protesters who also attacked RTK and Tëvë1 cameramen. She was also attacked with stun grenades. This is the 28th attack on media teams during the recent tensions in the country's north, and the fourth in Leposaviq only today. The Association of Journalists of Kosovo urges that the protestors be brought to justice as soon as possible, while also urging those who are in charge of peace and security, such as the…

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Physical attack against journalist Pleurat Salihu, Leposaviq, 16.06.2023

During media reports today in the northern municipality of Leposavic, the journalist of Arbresh.info, Pleurat Salihu's arm was broken in the exact place where a group of journalists and cameramen were attacked. According to a colleague present, Salihu was provided with first medical help as soon as they were able to get out of the danger zone. For the Association of Journalists of Kosovo, these attacks are horrific and unjustifiable. This is the third attack in a short…

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Physical attack against camera operator Albin Rrahmani, Leposaviq, 16.06.2023

Prishtina media teams today were violently attacked in the Municipality of Leposaviq while reporting from there. Besides the injury to the RTK camera operator, Bardh Bekteshi, his Tëvë1 colleague Albin Rrahmani was also injured. The editorial office informed the Association of Journalists of Kosovo that Rrahmani has leg injuries, while the rest of the staff of this medium escaped uninjured. "Among those injured is camera operator Albin Rrahmani, who got leg injuries. The…

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Physical attack against camera operator, Bardh Bekteshi, Leposaviq, 16.06.2023

The media teams from Prishtina today were the target of yet another brutal attack while they were reporting from Leposaviq. The PSB, RTK cameraman, Bardh Bekteshi, was physically attacked as seen in the disturbing footage that the Association of Journalists of Kosovo, received from his colleague who was present at the time of the attack. In addition to the physical attack, Bekteshi’s camera was also demolished. In her statement for AJK, the journalist Venera Xhoxhaj…

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Attack against RTK's team, Zveçan, 15.06.2023

Tonight, the vehicle of the Public Broadcaster, Radio Television of Kosovo (RTK), consisting of journalist Arbresha Berisha, camera operators Ilir Uka and Bardh Bekteshi, as well as engineer Mentor Vinarci, was attacked in Zveçan. During the live reporting for a news edition from this municipality, journalist Arbresha Berisha announced that several individuals fired shots at the vehicle and punctured its tires. Fortunately, there were no injuries. For the Association of…

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