Derogatory language against Albanian Post, Prishtinë, 07.06.2023

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    Country KO
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    Date 07/06/2023
    City / Location Prishtine
    Type of incident Other threats to journalists
    By whom By public officials
    Name of the perpetrator Artan Abrashi
    Type of media online
    Media name Albanian Post
    Source Facebook
    Was journalist`s association informed Yes
    What was journalists' association reaction The Association of Journalists of Kosovo strongly condemns Abrashi's statement and considers that such labeling jeopardizes the safety of all journalists and other media workers. AJK calls on Prime Minister Kurti to distance himself from such attacks against the media and journalists by members of the government and the ruling party.

    Artan Abrashi of Vetvendosje, the ruling party’s MP, used derogatory language today against the “Albanian Post” portal, right after the release of an article warning of probable sanctions against Prime Minister Albin Kurti and others regarding the situation in the north. “Euronews Albania” reported a similar report.

    “Sanishic’s Albanian portal writes about sanctions against Kosovo. Its name is Albanian, but it has nothing to do with Albania,”, the MP stated on Facebook.

    The Association of Journalists of Kosovo strongly condemns Abrashi’s statement and considers that such labeling jeopardizes the safety of all journalists and other media workers.

    AJK calls on Prime Minister Kurti to distance himself from such attacks against the media and journalists by members of the government and the ruling party.