Denigrating language towards journalists, Pristina, 02.11.2021

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    Contry KO
    Gender Group
    Date 02/12/2021
    City / Location
    Type of incident Other threats to journalists
    By whom To journalists by citizens
    Type of media online
    Source Facebook
    Was journalist`s association informed Yes
    What was journalists' association reaction Association of Journalists of Kosovo is worried about the ongoing smear camping against journalist from the Facebook group #mekryeministrin (with primeminister). This kind of language, seriously endangers journalists, and it is unacceptable for AJK, and as such we strongly condemn it. We call on the Government of Republic of Kosovo and Vetevendosje to distance themselves from this denigrating language and stop supporting such attacks, even if indirectly.
    Were authorities informed? Case was not reported to the police

    #mekryeministrin Facebook group has continued the smear campaign against journalists. This group which functions in support of the ruling Vetevendosje party and PM Kurti, continuously smears journalists of different media outlets. Immediately after reopening, the group administrators launched a new series of attacks by labelling some part of media as “Klan Pronto” media.

    The public support from the Vetevendosje MP, Fitore Pacolli for this group and this kind of language, seriously endangers journalists, and it is unacceptable for AJK, and as such we strongly condemn it.

    Association of Journalists of Kosovo is worried about the ongoing smear camping against journalist from the Facebook group #mekryeministrin (with primeminister). This kind of language, seriously endangers journalists, and it is unacceptable for AJK, and as such we strongly condemn it. We call on the Government of Republic of Kosovo and Vetevendosje to distance themselves from this denigrating language and stop supporting such attacks, even if indirectly.