Other threats to journalists, Denis Galushi, Prishtinë, 11. 11. 2019.

The MP of Kosovo, Valon Berisha has publicly pressured the journalist of Kosovo Radio Denis Galushi by writing a post in his personal Facebook account.

He accused Denis Galushi as a person who stirs up splitting among Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian communities through his editorials.

“Based on his publication, date 18. 10. 2019, under the title: “Article “Roma + Ashkali + Egyptian = ROMA” we concluded he did a criminal act, which stirs up splitting and intolerance through denial the Egyptian and Ashkali communities. We consider that is against the constitution, laws and specifically abuse the article 141  of Kosovo Criminal Code”, posted Berisha in his Facebook account.

The MP Berisha told that he has submitted the criminal report to the Basic Prosecutor of Prishtina. Denis Galushi sought the legal assistance of the AJK through applying the mechanism of Memorandum of Understanding with the Kosovo Association Bar. The AJK is overviewing the case and will support Denis Galushi in his journalism job.

Contry KO
Name and Surname Denis Galushi
Gender Male
Date 11/12/2019
City / Location
Type of incident Other threats to journalists
By whom By public officials
Name of the perpetrator Veton Berisha
Type of media Radio and television
Media name Radio Kosovo
Source E-mail of Denis Galushi & Personal Facebook account of Veton Berisha
Was journalist`s association informed Yes
What was journalists' association reaction AJK has publicly reacted by a press release.
Were authorities informed? Case was reported to the Prosecutor’s Office