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Cases found 289

Threats against media outlets and organizatons, Prishtinë, 14.06.2023

The Ministry of Industry, Entrepreneurship, and Trade has suspended the business license of the private national television, Klan Kosova, through an unprecedented decision, without stating the legal basis and without prior notice. AJK considers the action of the government, Prime Minister Albin Kurti, and Lëvizja Vetëvendosje as unprecedented in the new history of Kosovo, and a direct attempt to dictate and control the media content of Klan Kosova. We are concerned…

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Attack against ATV's team, Zveçan, 13.06.2023

In Zveçan, the ATV team, consisting of journalist Fatlum Jashari, camera operator Blend Thaçi, and driver Enis Sherifi, was attacked with stones while covering the latest developments in the municipality. According to the media, several masked individuals targeted the moving vehicle, resulting in minor injuries to journalist Fatlum Jashari and camera operator Blend Thaçi, as well as the shattering of the car's windows. The Association of Journalists of Kosovo continues to be…

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Derogatory language against Albanian Post, Prishtinë, 07.06.2023

Artan Abrashi of Vetvendosje, the ruling party's MP, used derogatory language today against the "Albanian Post" portal, right after the release of an article warning of probable sanctions against Prime Minister Albin Kurti and others regarding the situation in the north. "Euronews Albania" reported a similar report. "Sanishic's Albanian portal writes about sanctions against Kosovo. Its name is Albanian, but it has nothing to do with Albania,", the MP stated on Facebook. The…

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Firearm attack against RTV 21 team, Leposaviq, 02.06.2023

The Association of Journalists of Kosovo (AJK) has received news with concern that the team of RTV 21 has been followed by masked individuals in Leposaviq. Journalist Venhar Isufi, along with camera operator Olti Pacolli, were initially hindered while performing their professional duties. According to Isufi, they were threatened and asked to leave the scene. "We were prevented from filming the negotiations between the former mayor of Leposaviq, Zoran Todiq, and KFOR…

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Denigrating campaign against journalists Berat Buzhala, Bekim Kabashi, Lavdim Hamidi, Prishtinë, 31.05.2023

Berat Buzhala, Bekim Kabashi, and Lavdim Hamidi have become targets of manipulated images, which are being exposed on social networks this afternoon. Buzhala's manipulated image has been created in a way that supposedly appears as if the President of Serbia, Aleksandar Vučić, reposted a tweet by Buzhala, stating that he is one of the best Kosovar journalists. Meanwhile, Serbian flags with the inscriptions "Vucic's greyhound" and "Bravo brother" (implying that this is how the…

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Attack against Syri.net team, Leposaviq, 31.05.2023

Syri.net's car is vandalized in Leposaviq Some Serbian protesters in Leposaviq punctured the tires of the Syri.net team's car. The situation, which is escalating moment by moment, is endangering the media workers who are reporting from the north. This is the fourth attack during the day, in the direction of the media teams, who are reporting on the situation in the north of the country. AJK expresses concern about the working conditions of journalists who are reporting from…

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Physical attack against Burim Zariqi, Zveçan, 31.05.2023

Journalist teams reporting from the Municipality of Zveçan have been attacked by local protesters while attempting to film the moment of an attack on a Kosovo Police vehicle. In a video sent to AJK, protesters can be seen ordering not to be filmed, then approaching from behind and physically assaulting the journalist from RTV 21, Burim Zariqi, who is also a board member of AJK. The Association of Journalists of Kosovo is concerned about the images provided in this video and…

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Attack towards KALLXO's team, Zveçan, 31.05.2023

Another attack has occurred today against the vehicle of the kallxo.com team in Zveçan. In the photos published by the media, it can be seen that local protesters broke the vehicle's windows, fortunately without causing any injuries. This marks the 17th attack against media outlets reporting from the northern municipalities of the Republic of Kosovo since Monday. The Association of Journalists of Kosovo calls on fellow journalists, camera operators, and photojournalists to…

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Attack towards RTV Dukagjini's team, Zveçan, 31.05.2023

During their reporting in Zveçan the RTV Dukagjini team's vehicle has been damaged. Fortunately, there are no reported injuries, but this is the second vehicle of this media outlet that has been vandalized by local protesters. In the ongoing events in the northern municipalities of Kosovo, this is the 16th attack on the media within two days. Association of Journalists of Kosovo expresses deep concern and specifically requests the international presence to create a safer…

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Attack towards REL's team, Zubin Potok, 30.05.2023

An explosive device was thrown towards the vehicle (taxi) in which the team of Radio Free Europe was traveling, by a group of local Serbs protesters. According to the team, they did not see the explosive device being thrown at them, but there was a loud noise. Fortunately, none of the team members were injured. In the ongoing incidents in the northern municipalities of the country, over 15 attacks against journalists have occurred in the past two days.

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Periskopi's vehicle is damaged, Zveçan, 30.05.2023

The vehicles of several media teams from Pristina were left stranded in Zvecan last night after journalists and camera operator left, a few hours after clashes between KFOR and local Serbs. Following KTV and T7, the online portal "Periskopi" has found its vehicle damaged today, with evidence showing bullet holes in its direction. The situation has escalated, and attacks against the media are only intensifying further. Journalists continue to report under severe conditions…

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Attack towards RTV 21 team, northern Mitrovica, 30.05.2023

The RTV21 team, consisting of journalist Lirie Dibrani and camera operator Berat Bahtiri, has been physically assaulted by Serbs while reporting in Car Lazar Square. The media outlet has informed the Association of Journalists of Kosovo - AJK, that in addition to the physical attack on the cameraman, his equipment used for filming was also taken. The team has reported the assault to the Kosovo Police and is currently giving a statement regarding the incident. The Association…

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Attack against A2 CNN, and Panorama's team, Leposaviq, 30.05.2023

The vehicles of Albanian media outlets A2 CNN and Panorama, reporting from the northern part of the country, have been vandalized. Both teams were inside their respective media vehicles during the attack. The assault was carried out with bricks and stones, fortunately resulting in no injuries. Journalists have stated that despite the presence of KFOR troops at the scene, not only did they fail to react, but they also left immediately without taking any measures to ensure the…

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Attack towards ATVs team, Zveçan, 30.05.2023

This morning, the ATV team's vehicle was targeted in an attack by Serbian protesters. In the photos sent to the Association of Journalists of Kosovo - AJK, it can be seen that the vehicle's tires were intentionally punctured to hinder reporting. The situation faced by journalists is extremely concerning and is worsening each time as they continue to be targeted by local Serb protesters. Association of Journalists of Kosovo calls on all fellow journalists, camera operators…

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Attack against Kanal10 team, Zveçan, 30.05.2023

The team from Kanal 10 television had their vehicle damaged during reporting in the northern part of the country. These attacks against journalists and other media workers are intensifying as they continue to report under very difficult conditions. For the Association of Journalists of Kosovo - AJK, the situation of journalists, who are constantly targeted by Serbian protesters, is unacceptable. This becomes even more severe when they are not provided with direct protection…

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Physical attack and attempt to hinder the work of journalists, Leposaviq, 30.05.2023

Currently, journalists from over 10 media outlets have been assaulted by masked individuals in the Municipality of Leposaviq. Colleagues from Tëvë1 have informed the Association of Journalists of Kosovo - AJK, that some individuals have broken their cameras, arguing that they should not be filming them because they are wearing masks. These behaviors by the masked protesters are completely unacceptable, and we urge the competent security authorities present in this…

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Physical attack against journalists, Leposaviq, 30.05.2023

A few moments ago, journalists from various media outlets were attacked by Serbian protesters in the Municipality of Leposaviq. In a live broadcast, several women can be seen attempting to obstruct reporters from RTV Dukagjini, KOHA, and other media outlets from reporting live from this municipality. The Association of Journalists of Kosovo immediately contacted the Kosovo Police to ensure a safe perimeter for our colleagues' reporting. AJK urges all colleagues to respect…

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Attack against media in Zveçan, 30.05.2023

The vehicle of the KOHA team that reported from Zveçan yesterday was found completely vandalized this morning. In the photos and video published by the media outlet, broken windows, punctured tires, nationalist symbols marked on the vehicle, and missing side mirrors can be seen. Similarly, the T7 media vehicle was found in the same condition, covered with Serbian nationalist symbols, with broken windows and punctured tires. The Association of Journalists of Kosovo is deeply…

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Firearm attack against TV Syri's team, Zveçan, 29.05.2023

A vehicle belonging to the TV Syri team was hit by bullets in Zveçan. The editorial staff informed told AJK that the whole incident happened while they were returning from Zveçan. "While the vehicle was passing through several groups of masked Serbs, together with cameramen Bledar Rexha and Butrint Bejra, we heard something strange and told each other that our vehicle had been hit by a bullet. After 10 minutes, we stopped and saw that we had been hit by a bullet that passed…

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Tëvë1's team vehicle set on fire, Zubin Potok, 29.05.2023

The vehicle of the media outlet Tëvë1 was initially attacked and then set on fire today in the Municipality of Zubin Potok. In the photos sent to AJK, it can be seen that the windows were broken, the tires were punctured, and then the vehicle was set on fire. For AJK, this behavior is totally unacceptable, and we urge NATO and EULEX to respond as soon as possible to ensure that our colleagues can report without risking their safety and having their equipment hindered or…

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