Reaction to the President Hashim Thaçi’s press conference

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Source/Author: [:en]Association of Journalists of Kosovo, AJK[:ks]Asociacioni i Gazetarëve të Kosovës[:]
Source/Photo: [:en]Photo by: http://www.president-ksgov.net/[:ks]Foto: http://www.president-ksgov.net/[:]

PRISTINA, 30.10.2016 – Association of Journalists of Kosovo considers the actions of the President Hashim Thaci as unacceptable, who did not take any questions from the journalists. We wish to remind President Thaci that he is bound by law to answer to the interests of journalists. Today’s act of the presidency reflects the disrespect of journalists and neglect of our work. At the same time we demand from the presidency to apologize to all journalists for what happened today.
The President should have in mind to accept questions by journalists and answer them in his future addresses, since the presidency as an institution should be a focal point for transparency. We would also like to take this opportunity to call on all heads of institutions to be more open to media. Facebook statuses are not a proper way of communication, therefore all those individuals holding senior institutional positions in Kosovo have to seriously think about improving their communication with the journalists.