LYNCHING VOCABULARY TOWARDS THE JOURNALIST, ALBIJONA HOXHAJ, PRISTINA, 18.07.2021

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    Country KO
    Name and Surname Albijona Hoxhaj
    Gender Female
    Date 18/07/2021
    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.