Obstructing the work of journalist, Edmonda Avdija, Gjakove, 14.06.2022

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    Country KO
    Name and Surname Edomnda Avija
    Gender Female
    Date 14/06/2022
    City / Location Gjakove
    Type of incident Other threats to journalists
    By whom By public officials
    Name of the perpetrator Kreshnik Abrashi
    Type of media Radio and television
    Media name TV Syri
    Source TV Syri
    Was journalist`s association informed Yes
    What was journalists' association reaction The Association of Journalists of Kosovo, condemns this behavior of Mr. Abrashi, as well as considers it a flagrant violation of the right to access to information and contradicts the general values ​​of freedom of speech. The attempt to impose on journalists what to report is a tendency to control information. Furthermore, AJK encourages journalists to continue reporting and not to withdraw from informing citizens.

    The Association of Journalists of Kosovo – AJK, is concerned about the obstruction of TV SYRI’s team in Gjakovë.

    According to their complaint, Edmonda Avdija – a journalist on this media was not allowed to enter the Department of the Blood Transfusion at “Isa Grezda” Hospital, in Gjakovë, by the head of this department, Kreshnik Abrashi.

    “Edmonda Avdija was not allowed to enter the Department of the Blood Transfusion at “Isa Grezda” Hospital, by the head of this department, Kreshnik Abrashi, on the grounds that she has published him on the portals when he was arrested. He closed the door with rude behavior and said that as long as he is the head of that department, they won’t be allowed there”, says the television complaint received by AJK.

    The Association of Journalists of Kosovo, condemns this behavior of Mr. Abrashi, as well as considers it a flagrant violation of the right to access to information and contradicts the general values ​​of freedom of speech. The attempt to impose on journalists what to report is a tendency to control information.

    Furthermore, AJK encourages journalists to continue reporting and not to withdraw from informing citizens.