2021 Annual Journalism Awards – Kastriot Berisha wins “Journalist of the Year”

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The Association of Journalists of Kosovo (AJK), with the support of the OSCE Mission in Kosovo, today announced the Annual Journalism Awards.

The professional jury consisting of Elida Ramadani, Bahri Cana, Gjeraqina Tuhina, Annamari Repiq and Sylejman Kllokoqi evaluated 55 applications received by AJK.

The journalist Kastriot Berisha from KALLXO.com won in the category of the “Journalist of the Year”, an awarded given to him by Ambassador Michael Davenport, Head of OSCE Mission in Kosovo.

The award for “Best TV Story of the Year” went to the journalist Valdete Osmani, from the Radio Television of Kosovo. The award was presented by the AJK Board Member, Naile Dema Selmani. Further, the journalist from Radio Evropa e Lire, Arton Konushevci, won in the category of “Best Web Story of the Year”, with his story called “Qindra placenta kutërbojnë në Gjinekologji” (“Hundreds of placentas stink in the Gynecology Clinic”). The award was given by the Executive Director of AJK, Getoarbë Mulliqi Bojaj.

The cameraman Deniz Sllovinja from KALLXO.com won the award for “Best Cameraman of the Year”. The award was presented by cameraman Sylejman Kllokoqi.

The Association of Journalists of Kosovo (AJK) also bestowed honor with recognition certificates to our peer journalists and cameramen who passed away in 2020 and 2021 for their long, significant contribution to journalism in our country.

The 2021 Annual Journalism Awards returned after six years, with the support of the OSCE Mission in Kosovo, and we aim to honor journalists for the work they do every year through these awards.