The Association of Journalists of Kosovo is concerned about the news in regard to the attempted arson of the garage of the editor of the public broadcaster, Alban Selimi.
Last night via Facebook, journalist Selimi announced that someone tried to intimidate him with this act, but that they did not achieve it.
“Someone set it on fire; to scare me. They didn’t achieve their goal!”, he wrote.
For AJK, such threats are completely unacceptable and seriously violate the freedom of expression, and have an effect on the safe environment in which journalists should perform their duties. Hence, we urgently call upon the competent bodies to investigate the motives of this attack, and to bring the perpetrator to justice.
Each attack on journalists is an attack on the public interest, democracy, and rights of all citizens.