PRISTINA, 27.11.2020 – The Association of Journalists of Kosovo – AJK in cooperation with the Council of Europe – Office in Pristina, in the framework of the JUFREX 2 project, yesterday (November 26), held a training for journalists “Whistleblowing and the media: The whistleblowers as source of information”.
Participants in the training were journalists from various media in Kosovo and civil society activists, with whom has been discussed the importance of whistleblowing, public transparency and the institutional framework on whistleblowing.
The issues that the trainer, Flutura Kusari and the participants focused on were: sources of information for journalists, types of whistleblowing and protection of whistleblowers, bringing to attention the risks that this activity carries with it.
During the training, among others, were introduced the applicable legislation in Kosovo for whistleblowing, concrete examples that have occurred in the country and international standards on whistleblowing.
The training is a continuation of a cycle of activities of the JUFREX 2 project, which aims to provide the knowledge to journalists in certain areas such as: whistleblowing, the report of journalists on court proceedings, journalistic ethics, etc.
Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, the training was organized virtually through the “Zoom” platform.