Journalist teams in Zveçan are attacked, journalist Burim Zariqi physically assaulted

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Journalist teams reporting from the Municipality of Zveçan have been attacked by local protesters while attempting to film the moment of an attack on a Kosovo Police vehicle.

In a video sent to AJK, protesters can be seen ordering not to be filmed, then approaching from behind and physically assaulting the journalist from RTV 21, Burim Zariqi, who is also a board member of AJK.

The Association of Journalists of Kosovo is concerned about the images provided in this video and calls on colleagues present in these municipalities to exercise extra precaution during reporting. AJK simultaneously urges competent authorities to take measures to ensure the safety of journalists in these municipalities.