Obstruciton against journalists, Parim Olluri, Pristina, 17.04.2021

    Country KO
    Name and Surname Parim Olluri
    Gender Male
    Date 17/04/2021
    City / Location
    Type of incident Other threats to journalists
    By whom by policeman
    Type of media online
    Media name Gazeta Insajderi
    Source Gazeta Insajderi
    Was journalist`s association informed Yes
    Were authorities informed? Case was not reported to the police

    Director of Gazeta Insajderi, Parim Oullri, this morning was interviewed by Kosovo Police, after Gazeta Insajderi last night published an investigation that contains internal information of the Ministry of Health regarding the refusal of Pfizer and BioNtech Vaccines by this Ministry.

    For AJK, it is completely unacceptable to interview Parim Olluri, Director of Gazeta Insajderi in order to reveal their source, as this is essentially a flagrant violation of the Law on Protection of Journalists’ Resources and the right to media freedom.

    AJK calls upon the competent authorities to initiate disciplinary proceedings against police officers and prosecutors who have abused their authority, and calls upon all relevant actors to stop pressuring and obstructing the journalists while they are on duty.

    At the same time, AJK encourages all of the journalists not to give up in when facing such obstacles and to work diligently to inform the public.