Attack against media in Zveçan, 30.05.2023

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    Country KO
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    Date 30/05/2023
    City / Location Zvecan
    Type of incident Attacks on media outlets and organizations
    By whom To journalists by citizens
    Type of media Radio and television
    Media name KOHA and T7
    Source KOHA
    Was journalist`s association informed Yes
    What was journalists' association reaction The Association of Journalists of Kosovo is deeply concerned by the images provided by these two media outlets, and we urge all colleagues to exercise extra precaution during reporting. Furthermore, we call on the competent authorities to provide security for journalists reporting from these municipalities and to prioritize the investigation of all attacks against the media that occurred yesterday.
    Were authorities informed? Case was reported to the police

    The vehicle of the KOHA team that reported from Zveçan yesterday was found completely vandalized this morning.

    In the photos and video published by the media outlet, broken windows, punctured tires, nationalist symbols marked on the vehicle, and missing side mirrors can be seen.

    Similarly, the T7 media vehicle was found in the same condition, covered with Serbian nationalist symbols, with broken windows and punctured tires.

    The Association of Journalists of Kosovo is deeply concerned by the images provided by these two media outlets, and we urge all colleagues to exercise extra precaution during reporting. Furthermore, we call on the competent authorities to provide security for journalists reporting from these municipalities and to prioritize the investigation of all attacks against the media that occurred yesterday.