Denigrating campaign against Dafina Demaku, Prishtinë, 28.05.2023

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    Country KO
    Name and Surname Dafina Demaku
    Gender Female
    Date 28/05/2023
    City / Location Prishtine
    Type of incident Other threats to journalists
    By whom To journalists by citizens
    Type of media online
    Media name Periskopi
    Source Tik Tok
    Was journalist`s association informed Yes
    What was journalists' association reaction AJK strongly condemns this campaign against Demaku, which directly jeopardizes her and her family's safety. Furthermore, AJK calls on competent authorities to investigate the posts and take action in order to identify who is behind the campaign.

    Dafina Demaku, editor-in-chief of the online portal Periskopi and a regular pundit on national television, KTV, reported to AJK of a derogatory and insulting campaign against her on social media, particularly TikTok.

    Demaku is labeled as a “pro-Serbian journalist” and a “suspected agent of the Serbian BIA” in several footages.

    AJK strongly condemns this campaign against Demaku, which directly jeopardizes her and her family’s safety. Furthermore, AJK calls on competent authorities to investigate the posts and take action in order to identify who is behind the campaign.