Other threats on jounalist Rovena Ceka, Tirana, 18/03/2024

    Country AL
    Name and Surname Rovena Cerka
    Gender Female
    Date 18/03/2014
    City / Location Tirana
    Type of incident Other threats to journalists
    By whom To journalists by citizens
    Type of media Radio and television
    Media name News24
    Source email communication
    Legal closure Ongoing (or case not closed)
    Was journalist`s association informed Yes
    Were authorities informed? Case was not reported to the police

    On March 18, 2024, journalist Rovena Cerka, working for the investigative show “VETTING” on News24 television, faced intimidation from VEGA GROUP following an interview with energy expert Filip Koronovski. After the interview, which included pre-submitted questions, Mr. Koronovski demanded that the interview not be aired. Despite Rovena’s explanation that the decision was beyond her control, the demands escalated into multiple intense phone calls. During one such call, an unidentified individual, claiming to be a “company board member,” threatened to confront Rovena if the interview material was not withheld and repeatedly asked for her location. The interview aired on 20th March as part of the VETTING show. The journalist has not reported further threats.