Threatening language towards media, Pristina, 11.09.2021

    Country KO
    Gender Group
    Date 11/09/2021
    City / Location
    Type of incident Threats against the lives and limbs of journalists
    Was journalist`s association informed Yes

    The adviser of the President of Kosovo, Blerim Vela has used lynching vocabulary towards media.

    The adviser of the President Vjosa Osmani, Blerim Vela, on several occasions has used denigrating language, labeling the media as “of the former Pronto regime”.

    AJK considers this as lynching and a language that serves to spread hate and incites attacks on journalists and media in Kosovo.

    Coming from the highest state office, these actions of Mr. Vela have an impact towards the intimidation of journalists and create an unsafe environment for their work.

    AJK invites President Osmani to distance herself from these actions and to ensure that such attacks are not repeated from her office.