Cartoon Exhibition on Media Freedom is officially open

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The Embassy of the Netherlands in Kosovo, in partnership with the Association of Journalists of Kosovo, has officially opened the Media Freedom Exhibition today. The exhibition is being held to mark the occasion of World Press Freedom Day, which is celebrated globally on May 3rd.

At the opening ceremony, the Ambassador of the Netherlands, Carin Lobbezoo, and the Chairperson of the AJK Board, Xhemajl Rexha, addressed all the attendees.

This exhibition showcases the cartoons selected from the Western Balkan Cartoon Competition for Media Freedom. A total of 186 applications were received from 95 artists from Albania, Kosovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, North Macedonia, and Serbia. A jury of experts from these countries selected 44 cartoons to be featured in the exhibition.

The first place in the cartoonist competition was awarded to Dusan Petricic from Serbia, with the second place going to Armend Ajredini from North Macedonia.

The exhibition will remain open until May 3rd at the Lapidarium of the National Museum of Kosovo.