Reporters Without Borders condemns a bomb attack on the home of Mentor Shala, the head of public radio and TV broadcaster RTK – the second attack of this kind targeting RTK in less than a week.
RSF condemns a grenade attack on Kosovo’s state-owned radio and TV broadcaster RTK in Pristina and calls on the authorities to bring those responsible to justice.
Serbeze Haxhiaj, a journalist with public radio Radio Kosova, has received threats from individuals who identified themselves as former superior officers in the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) / Ushtria Çlirimtare e Kosovës (UCK).
Local reports said that a man entered the newsroom of the headquarters of private broadcaster Klan Kosova in Pristina and repeatedly stabbed Milot Hasimja in the head and neck as the journalist sat at his desk.
Visar Duriqi, a Kosovar journalist specializing in political Islam, has received many death threats, including threats of beheading, since a radical group accused him of apostasy.
The government of Kosovo is currently preparing a new surveillance law that will turn Kosovar network operators and service providers into de facto agents of the Kosovo Intelligence Agency, granting authorities real-time access to communications data without proper oversight or consideration for the right to privacy.
The South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO), an affiliate of the International Press Institute (IPI), condemns pressure directed against journalists in Kosovo amid last week’s elections. A crew from Silovo-based Radio Television Puls said a security guard at a municipal building in a village near Gjilan/Gnjilane, in eastern Kosovo, attacked them on Dec. 1 when […]
Mufail Limani, editor-in-chief of Radio Television Kosovo, had the entrance to his house set on fire on 1 May. The attack follows numerous press freedom violations in Kosovo in recent days.
Gezi Bimbashi was brutally beaten on 22 April in Kosovo’s northern town of Mitrovica. He was attacked with wooden flag handles while reporting on a protest organised by members of the Serbian community in northern Kosovo.
Journalists Reportedly Intimidated in Kosovo SEEMO Expresses Concern After Two Reporters Threatened VIENNA, May 22, 2012 – The Vienna-based South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO), an affiliate of the International Press Institute (IPI), today condemned physical threats made against two Kosovo journalists on May 16 in the ethnically divided city of Mitrovica, in northern Kosovo. […]
President Atifete Jahjaga returned the draft criminal code to the National Assembly for reconsideration on May 8, 2012, after it was sent to her for her final approval. The president’s decision followed widespread criticism of the draft code by journalists.
IPI Condemns Bomb Attacks on Nigeria Newspapers Explosions at Two Newspaper Buildings  People stand at the entrance to the destroyed building of This Day newspaper after a bomb blast in its premises in Abuja April 26, 2012. The office of Nigeria’s This Day newspaper in the northern city of Kaduna was bombed on Thursday, […]
Common features of Kosovo journalism are low professional standards, high turnover, economic challenges, an absence of investigative reporting and a silencing of sensitive issues, low wages and the absence of regular contracts, says the report.