Denigrating language towards journalist Besarta Hoti, Pristina, 15.04.2022

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    Contry KO
    Name and Surname Besarta Hoti
    Gender Female
    Date 15/04/2022
    City / Location
    Type of incident Other threats to journalists
    By whom Aggressive public declarations by state officials
    Name of the perpetrator Periskopi
    Type of media online
    Media name Periskopi
    Source Periskopi
    Was journalist`s association informed Yes
    What was journalists' association reaction AJK considers that journalists are free to ask all of the questions that are of public interest, regardless of the conference’s main topic. Furthermore, MIA is no exception in answering to the media just like the other governmental institutions.

    Minister of Internal Affairs, Xhelal Sveçla, claimed for the question of journalist Besarta Hoti to be “stupidity”.

    Journalist Hoti of online portal “Periskopi”, asked the Minister about the employment of his sister in the Ministry of Agriculture in the Government of Kosovo.

    Having in consideration his position, minister’s behavior is unprofessional and it also has sexist tones. His response prompted a series of online hateful reactions that targeted the journalist.

    AJK considers that journalists are free to ask all of the questions that are of public interest, regardless of the conference’s main topic. Furthermore, MIA is no exception in answering to the media just like the other governmental institutions.