Offensive and threatening language towards the journalist Arsim Lani, Prishtina, 01.12.2020


The member of the Democratic League of Kosovo – LDK , Melihate Tërmkolli, used offensive and threatening language towards the journalist of Television 7, Arsim Lani.

Tërmkolli through an electronic message, called the journalist “junk” and “impudent”, because as the journalist told AJK, Tërmkolli was not previously notified about the other guest in the studio. In addition to the insults, she also threatened Lani, telling him that “he will pay for the effort and the cold she got to go there” that, according to her, he caused.

The Association of Journalists of Kosovo – AJK, through a public release has condemned the denigrating and threatening language towards the journalist, Arsim Lani. AJK calls on political officials to recognize the role of journalists in a democratic society and to refrain from insulting them.

Contry KO
Name and Surname Arsim Lani
Gender Male
Date 01/12/2020
City / Location
Type of incident Other threats to journalists
By whom By public officials
Name of the perpetrator Melihate Tërmkolli
Type of media Radio and television
Media name T7
Source Facebook
Was journalist`s association informed Yes
What was journalists' association reaction The Association of Journalists of Kosovo (AJK), has reacted publicly through a press release. AJK has condemned the denigrating and threatening language towards the journalist, Arsim Lani. AJK calls on political officials to recognize the role of journalists in a democratic society and to refrain from insulting them.
Were authorities informed? Case was not reported to the police