AJK and UNHCR will cooperate in continuous professionalism of journalists in reporting on issues related to asylum seekers

PRISTINA, 05.11.2020 – The President of the Board of Association of Journalists of Kosovo, Gentiana Begolli Pustina, had a meeting with UNHCR Chief of Mission in Kosovo, Erol Arduç. During the meeting, new cooperation modalities were discussed, especially about continuous professionalism of the journalists who report on issues related to asylum seekers in Kosovo. It was also discussed the need for meeting with media representatives, considering the sensitivity of the reporting on this particular issue.

Mr. Arduç has assessed that concrete steps are to be taken to contribute to capacity building resulting in more professional reporting of the issues related to asylum seekers. Ms. Begolli-Pustina has expressed readiness of AJK to contribute in organizing events which will impact on correct reporting, without concessions that could violate freedom and rights of migrants and refugees.

AJK and UNHCR during coming days will coordinate on organizing concrete steps which will contribute and enable professional reporting related to asylum seekers in Kosovo.

The UNHCR Office of the Chief of Mission in Pristina engages in the development of legislative and administrative frameworks in the areas of asylum, civil status registration and durable solutions for displaced population.

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