Denigrating language towards T7,Kamenicë, 13.03.2023

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    Country KO
    Gender Group
    Date 13/03/2023
    City / Location Kamenice
    Type of incident Threats against media outlets and organizations
    By whom By public officials
    Name of the perpetrator Vaxhid Rexhepaj
    Type of media Radio and television
    Media name T7
    Source T7
    Was journalist`s association informed Yes
    What was journalists' association reaction The Association of Journalists of Kosovo considers such language unacceptable and threatening, and that it is not an isolated case against journalists who report the activities of state officials in the field. Once again, AJK calls on both central and local government officials not to use derogatory language towards journalists, and to respect their work.

    Vaxhid Rexhepaj, Chief of Cabinet of the Mayor of Kamenica, Kadri Rrahimaj, has used inappropriate language toward the journalist of Television 7, Çlirimtar Morina.

    When Rexhepaj was asked about a photo montage that was put on the wall of Rrahimaj’s office, and it has gone viral, instead of answering he chose to attack the media.

    In the video published by T7, Rexhepaj is heard saying that “we will send the painting to your owners, such as Aleksandar Vuciqi”.

    The Association of Journalists of Kosovo considers such language unacceptable and threatening, and that it is not an isolated case against journalists who report the activities of state officials in the field. Once again, AJK calls on both central and local government officials not to use derogatory language towards journalists, and to respect their work.