OSCE to help open probe into journalists’ murders in Kosovo

BELGRADE, 09.08.2018. – The OSCE representative for media freedom notified the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) he started consultations in Belgrade on opening a probe into the killing and disappearance of 14 media people in Kosovo from 1998 to 2005, the Union of Journalists in Serbia (UNS) said.

Harlem Désir would work together with Serbia’s Commission for investigating the killings of journalists established in February 2013 and headed by Veran Matic.

The launch of the investigation was prompted by the EFJ Assembly’s Resolution from June.

Ricardo Gutiérrez, the EFJ General Secretary, said earlier that the Resolution was sent to all international officials in Kosovo, as well as to Serbia’s and Kosovo’s presidents Aleksandar Vucic and Hashim Thaci respectively and other local and foreign officials.

Gutiérrez added that the special prosecutor’s office in Kosovo said it “will inform the EFJ on any development regarding the resolution,” the UNS statement said.

N1/Beta, Belgrade, 09/08/2018