Journalist Attack Latest Cases

Attack against the RFE/RL team, North Mitrovica, 13.10.2021

A team of journalists from Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty was among those attacked by local protesters in north of Kosovo. AJK is alarmed that a...

Attack towards journalist Albulena Rexha, North Mitrovica, 13.10.2021

Albulena Rexha - journalist at Kanal10 ,was attacked during reporting live in North Mitrovica. The Association of Journalists of Kosovo - AJK, is alarmed that...

Albanian and Serbian journalists are attacked in Northern Mitrovica, 13.10.2021

Several journalists of different Albanian media were attacked in the "Bosniak Quarter" in Northern Mitrovica and another incident occurred on the road that leads...

Threats towards the journalists of Gazeta Sinjali, Pristina, 11.10.2021

The journalists of of the news website "Gazeta Sinjali", have been threatened by killing and insulted by relatives of the people who were arrested...

Lynching vocabulary toward the journalist, Uran Haxha, Prishtina, 20.09.2021

The branch of the Democratic League of Kosovo - LDK, in Suhareka, has lynched the journalist, Uran Haxha. The branch of the political party LDK...

Selective approach towards the Kosovan Journalists, Tirana, 14.11.2021

The Prime Minister of Albania, Edi Rama, has used a selective approach towards the journalists from Kosovo, who were part of the press conference...

Lynching vocabulary towards media, Pristina, 11.09.2021

The adviser of the President of Kosovo, Blerim Vela has used lynching vocabulary towards media. The adviser of the President Vjosa Osmani, Blerim Vela, on...

Threats towards “Albanian Post”, Pristina, 08.09.2021

The deputy of the Lëvizja Vetëvendosje MP, Haki Abazi, has threatened the online media "Albanian Post" and its director, Baton Haxhiu, due to earlier...

Lynching vocabulary toward the local portal “Jepi Zë”, Mitrovica, 31.08.2021

The branch of the political party Lëvizja Vetëvendosje in Mitrovica, has lynched journalists and media, starting from the local portal “Jepi Zë”. The accusations of...

The Klan Kosova team’s work obstructed while broadcasting, Drenas, 18.08.2021

The summer show in Klan Kosova, which was being broadcasted live from Drenas, was interrupted on Wednesday night. The interruption came after things were being...
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Raicevic met with the director of the Police Directorate

PODGORICA, 22.10.2021. - The editor-in-chief of the IN4S portal, Gojko Raicevic, met with the director of the Police Directorate, Zoran Brdjanin. According to IN4S,...

Western Balkans Journalists’ Safety Index

Year Threats against the lives and limbs of journalists Other threats to journalists Actual attacks on journalists Killings of journalists Threats against media outlets and organizations Attacks on media outlets and organizations
2015 53 25 25 2 5
2016 61 35 24 1 3
2017 59 42 29 3 1
2018 15 39 19 7 3
2019 43 40 31 5 17
2020 41 52 50 11 5
2021 11 13 6 1 6
Total: 297 262 210 0 30 40

Activities

SJ: Public condemnation for obstructing the work of journalists during the elections in the Republic of North Macedonia

Over the period, we have witnessed multiple, severe insults, verbal attacks, and attempts of public discrediting that contributed to endangering journalists' safety. In several separate incidents, journalists Xhumadije...

SJ: Serbian journalist Pero Jovovic victim of a gruesome campaign

After the tabloid Informer wrote about Nova.rs journalist Pero Jovovic that he published the symbols of Kosovo on his private profile on Facebook, he has become the...

SJ: Albanian and Serbian journalists attacked and obstructed in North Mitrovica

The riots began in northern Kosovo in Mitrovica on October 13, while a police unit from Pristina carried out an operation to prevent smuggling. During these clashes...

Publications

Rebuilding trust and countering polarization in (post)pandemic times

This report builds on new empirical evidence stemming from population surveys, indepth interviews and other methods of data collection carried out between November 2019...

The Freedom of information act in BiH: Advantages and disadvantages, proposed changes and the (lack of) transparency

Over the past two decades, Bosnia and Herzegovina (B&H) has established legislative framework that allows access to information under the control of the public...

Full report, Indicators on the level of media freedom and journalists’ safety 2020 [MONTENEGRO]

This research represents the findings set out in the fourth survey, conducted within the framework of the project “Regional Platform for the Western Balkans...

ANALYSIS: Online violence and hate speech against journalists

The culture of violence, which is strongly felt in Bosnia and Herzegovina, found an ideal soil to manifest itself through digital violence and hate...
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Indicators on the level of media freedom and journalists’ safety in BiH 2020

During 2020, a total of 26 cases of attacks, threats and pressure on journalists and media in Bosnia and Herzegovina were registered, including 3 physical attacks, 6...

Freedom of the Media and the Safety of Journalists through the Prism of Media Legislation in Montenegro

The study “Freedom of the Media and the Safety of Journalists through the Prism of Media Legislation in Montenegro” is a baseline analysis of...

KOSOVO INDICATORS ON THE LEVEL OF MEDIA FREEDOM AND JOURNALISTS’ SAFETY 2020

This research represents the findings set out in the fifth survey, conducted within the framework of the project “Regional Platform for the Western Balkans...

A step ahead or a Potemkin reform village?

Serbia`s Media Strategy 2020 – 2025 by Thomas Roser Belgrade, 02/25/2021

Facts V. Lawsuits – Ten years since decriminalization of defamation in Montenegro

The publication "Facts against lawsuits - Ten years of decriminalization of defamation in Montenegro" contains a report on the monitoring of court proceedings against...

Indicators on the level of media freedom and journalists’ safety in Macedonia in 2019

Indicators on the level of media freedom and the safety of journalists in Macedonia in 2019

Research on the digital media state of play and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic – “New Media – Old Problems 2020”

The report “New Media - Old Problems 2020” is a continuation of a three-year analysis of the digital media sector in Montenegro. In addition...

2020 Overview: The impact of Covid on IJAS and its members

Although freedom of expression may be restricted, if the restriction is necessary to protect public health, among other things, then this must be done...

Online attacks on female journalists

Online attacks on journalists are becoming one of the greatest challenges in the system of the journalists’ safety. Female journalists are especially at risk,...