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Obstructing the work of journalists, Zveçan, 29.05.2023

The editorial staff of Gazeta Papirus has informed the Association of Journalists of Kosovo that three masked individuals knocked down the camera of their media team while they were filming KFOR vehicles. In the video sent to AJK, one of the masked individuals can be heard telling the team not to film. These images are highly concerning for AJK, so once again, we urge the law enforcement authorities and the international presence in Kosovo to ensure that journalists can…

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Attempted Attack against Periskopi Team in Zveçan, 29.05.2023

Today, two masked individuals attempted to attack the Periskopi team in Zvecan. In a photograph sent to the Association of Journalists of Kosovo - AJK, it can be seen that a colleague's shirt was torn as a result of the attempted assault, fortunately without any injuries. The Association of Journalists of Kosovo is deeply concerned about the situation created for the media and journalists reporting from these municipalities and urges colleagues to exercise extra precaution…

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Top Channel's car is vandalized, Zveçan, 29.05.2023

A vehicle belonging to the media outlet Top Channel was vandalized today by protesters in Zvecan. The vehicle, in which four journalists from different media outlets were traveling, was vandalized with nationalist slogans and with the intention of rendering it inoperable. The Association of Journalists of Kosovo is expressing concern over the developments in these municipalities and is urging fellow journalists, camera operators, and photojournalists to exercise extra…

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Attack against the crew of RTV Dukagjini dhe KALLXO, Leposaviq, 29.05.2023

Today, the vehicles of RTV Dukagjini and KALLXO were vandalized and damaged by protesters in Leposaviq. In the videos published on the media, the cars of these media are seen vandalized with the symbol of the unofficial motto of the Serbs "Samo sloga Srbina spasava" (Only unity saves the Serbs), exploded tires, as well as covering the "Republic of Kosovo" in the license plate. The Association of Journalists of Kosovo - AJK, condemns this act by the protesters and…

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Denigrating campaign against Dafina Demaku, Prishtinë, 28.05.2023

Dafina Demaku, editor-in-chief of the online portal Periskopi and a regular pundit on national television, KTV, reported to AJK of a derogatory and insulting campaign against her on social media, particularly TikTok. Demaku is labeled as a "pro-Serbian journalist" and a "suspected agent of the Serbian BIA" in several footages. AJK strongly condemns this campaign against Demaku, which directly jeopardizes her and her family's safety. Furthermore, AJK calls on competent…

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Attack towards KOHA's team, Zveçan, 26.05.2023

KOHA's team was attacked today in Zveçan. The team was attacked with stones by masked persons, but fortunately, no one was injured. The Association of Journalists of Kosovo is expressing deep concern about the aggravated security situation in four municipalities in the north, where dozens of journalists, camera operators, photojournalists, and other media workers are reporting. AJK calls on law enforcement agencies, the Kosovo Police, and the international presence in Kosovo…

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Attack toward media and journalists, Prishtinë, 25.05.2023

On Wednesday, Sami Kurteshi, a member of the political party Vetëvendosje, in the Central Election Commission, was involved in another violent assault against the media and journalists. In reaction to the selection of Mrs. Luljeta Aliu as a member of the Independent Media Commission, Mr. Kurteshi accused the media and journalists of being part of "political-economic organized crime operating under the name of PLANS". Mr. Kurteshi wrote that in an extremely dangerous and…

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Threats against Eriola Cacaj, Prizren, 19.05.2023

The editors of the Nacionale portal have informed about the threat made to journalist Eriola Cacaj, who was reporting on the tender for cleaning vehicles for the municipality of Podujeva. In a phone call, the owner of the Prizren-based company that won the tender can be heard insulting and threatening the journalist who was investigating the company. AJK considers the language used as unacceptable and calls on all parties to refrain from making threats against journalists so…

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Obstructing the work of journalists, Prishtinë, 12.05.2023

Journalists Kosovë Gjoci of Euronews Albania and Besarta Hoti of the Periskopi portal have been hindered in their jobs by the close defense of Kosovo's Prime Minister, Albin Kurti, and Minister of Economy, Artane Rizvanolli. Gjoci wrote on Facebook that two members of the defense blocked him from working: one pushed him and crushed his equipment, while the other threatened him with the words "Look me in my eyes and remember me". According to journalist Gjoci, Prime Minister…

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Threats towards journalist Edomnda Avdija, Gjakovë, 27.04.2023

Edmonda Avdija - journalist at Syri Television in Gjakovë, has informed the Association of Journalists of Kosovo that she has been threatened. Avdija has informed AJK that an individual with the initials B.A used threatening language towards her while she was in the village of Meje in the Municipality of Gjakova. "Don't you dare to set foot in the village of Devë anymore, because I will ruin your face and legs," said B.A, describing to the journalist an article she had…

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Physical attack against journalist, Valon Syla, Prishtinë, 11.04.2023

On Tuesday evening, three people physically attacked journalist and the head of Gazeta Metro, Valon Syla. It is reported that they have followed him from the studios of T7, where he was invited as a panelist to a debate show on this television, to Sunny Hill – a neighborhood in Pristina. Syla received medical treatment at the University Clinical Center of Kosovo, and according to his first statements to the media, he has some head injuries. The case has been reported to the…

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Unacceptable language against journalists, Prishtinë, 03.04.2023

The Board of the Association of Journalists of Kosovo is concerned with the used language of the former deputy of NISMA, Zafir Berisha against the author of "Debat Plus" on RTV Dukagjin, Ermal Panduri. Berisha wrote on his Facebook profile that "Ermal Panduri of Dukagjini continues to be the most loyal voice of Serbian politics, how he handles the topics related to the war and the political monster in Hague." Any attempt to connect journalists and media with Serbia is…

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Unacceptable language against media, Prishtinë, 30.03.2023

Blerim Vela acting as Chief of Staff in President Osmani’s office has attacked Kosovo media, after reports of an impending decision by the Constitutional Court of MP’s seats from minority groups, which can lead to declaring null and void the election of President Osmani in the Assembly, two years ago. In a series of scandalous tweets Mr, Vela wrote that Kosovo media reports are “part of a special war conducted according to Belgrade’s scenario and carried on through criminals…

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Threats toward journalist Alban Selimi, Prishtinë, 16.03.2023

The Association of Journalists of Kosovo is concerned about the news in regard to the attempted arson of the garage of the editor of the public broadcaster, Alban Selimi. Last night via Facebook, journalist Selimi announced that someone tried to intimidate him with this act, but that they did not achieve it. "Someone set it on fire; to scare me. They didn’t achieve their goal!", he wrote. For AJK, such threats are completely unacceptable and seriously violate the freedom of…

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Denigrating language towards T7,Kamenicë, 13.03.2023

Vaxhid Rexhepaj, Chief of Cabinet of the Mayor of Kamenica, Kadri Rrahimaj, has used inappropriate language toward the journalist of Television 7, Çlirimtar Morina. When Rexhepaj was asked about a photo montage that was put on the wall of Rrahimaj's office, and it has gone viral, instead of answering he chose to attack the media. In the video published by T7, Rexhepaj is heard saying that "we will send the painting to your owners, such as Aleksandar Vuciqi". The Association…

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Other threats to journalists, Fushë Kosovë, 02.03.2023

The official of the Municipality of Fushë Kosova, Hasime Qyqalla, has tried to intimidate the journalist of KALLXO.com, Behar Mustafa, by initiating criminal prosecution. This intimidation comes after an investigation by KALLXO.com, which includes her son. Meanwhile, on the same day, she threatened the journalist over the phone that she will initiate a criminal report against him. The Association of Journalists of Kosovo condemns this attempt to silence the journalist…

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Derogatory language towards "Betimi për Drejtësi", Prishtinë, 24.02.2023

The Association of Journalists of Kosovo - AJK, has been informed regarding the accusations made by Agron Beka, a member of the Kosovo Prosecutorial Council - KPC against the TV show "Betimi për Drejtësi" during the KPC meeting on Thursday. On February 18, 2023, KTV aired an episode of the show "Betimi për Drejtësi" titled "Institutional Clashes for Agron Beka". In this episode, Beka was featured as the protagonist who was implicated as a suspect for alleged misconduct in…

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Threats against the lives of the journalists, Leposaviq, 08.02.2023

The T7 TV crew consisting of the journalist Unitet Berisha and the camera operator Perparim Gashi, was threatened with guns in Leposaviq. "Journalist Unitet Berisha and the camera operator Përparim Gashi went to Leposaviq today to report on smuggling that was stopped by the Kosovo Police in the village of Jashanicë, but on the way to this village, a car with 3 armed men chased the television crew. The people inside the car with license plates GM-074-NO, have been pointing…

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Obstructing the work of journalists, Prishtinë, 26.01.2023

A few hours before the Extraordinary Assembly of the Football Federation of Kosovo - FFK, journalists, and media in Kosovo have no information about the place and time where this event will be held. AJK calls on FFK to organize an open and transparent Assembly so that the public is informed about the important decisions that will be taken in it. This becomes even more important at a time when the biggest football house in Kosovo has not yet completed the licensing process.

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Insults and threats against journalist Bujar Vitija, Prishtinë, 12.01.2023

The Association of Journalists of Kosovo has been informed by the journalist, Bujar Vitija, about a series of insults, lynchings, and threats that have been made towards him in recent days, after a series of articles about suspicions of corruption in the Public Hospital of Vushtrri. AJK condemns the language used against the journalist Vitija and considers that it hinders his and other journalists' work as well. All competent authorities must do their work to clarify the…

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