AJK demands respect of Code of Ethics

Source/Author: Association of Journalists of Kosovo
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PRISTINA, 19.09.2018 – The Association of Journalists of Kosovo has closely followed the recent debate over the list of war veterans of Kosovo Liberation Army allegedly misused by some individuals to win the status of the war veteran.

AJK express concern for the publication of personal data of those citizens in media.

This form of reporting is a violation of human rights, the Ethics Code of Journalism and the Law on Personal Data Protection.

AJK asks journalists colleagues that in such and other sensitive cases adhere to basic professional criteria and ethics of journalism. We understand that we live at a time when great effort is made for news and sensation, but that does not mean that it must be accomplished by violating basic professional principles and by serving involuntarily certain groups that tend to use some media for their interests and agendas.

AJK strongly supports the professional work of all journalists in an environment that is not easy in Kosovo but, on the other hand, requires respect for the basic principles of the profession. We believe that our concern will be understood clearly and fairly by all journalist colleagues.