|Name and Surname||Albijona Hoxhaj|
|City / Location|
|Type of incident||Threats against the lives and limbs of journalists|
|By whom||By public persons|
|Name of the perpetrator||Viktor Buzhala|
|Type of media||online|
|Media name||Betimi per Drejtesi|
|Source||Betimi per Drejtesi|
|Was journalist`s association informed||Yes|
|What was journalists' association reaction||It remains a concern to AJK that journalists are still victims of such accusations, insults and behavior by officials. AJK calls upon all officials to recognize the role of journalists in a democratic society and to distance themselves from accusations and insults towards them.|
The spokesman of the Kosovo Electricity Distribution Company (KEDS), Viktor Buzhala used lynching vocabulary towards the journalist of the Kosovo Law Institute (KLI), Albijona Hoxhaj and her colleagues.
After the reporting of “Betimi per Drejtesi” for the approach of Viktor Buzhala towards the journalist, Albijona Hoxhaj, Buzhala has continued to use accusatory and offensive language against journalists through a comment on Facebook.
“You are saying the I insulted and offended one of your journalists because I called a statement of theirs ridiculous… It is not my fault that you employ such ignorant, and your employees are of such level”, Buzhala wrote among others.
In addition to commenting with offensive language on journalists, Buzhala also posted a status on his Facebook profile, where according to him the Kosovo Law Institute is lined up behind “potential criminal actions”.
“The same “Institute”, in the name of justice is strongly aligned in defense of potential crime and potential criminal activities. The electricity in the Palace of Justice has been stopped several times during important sessions, such as Stenta 2, against Uke Rugova or against 4 ministers. These bans have caused the hearings to be interrupted. No stops have been made by KEDS. Exactly, this” Institute “has camouflaged the ban in front of the public during the reporting, saying only the electricity was stopped”, wrote among others Buzhala.
It remains a concern to AJK that journalists are still victims of such accusations, insults and behavior by officials.
AJK calls upon all officials to recognize the role of journalists in a democratic society and to distance themselves from accusations and insults towards them.