Physical attack against journalist Dorentina Thaqi, Leposaviq, 16.06.2023

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    Country KO
    Name and Surname Dorentina Thaqi
    Gender Female
    Date 16/06/2023
    City / Location Leposaviq
    Type of incident Actual attacks on journalists
    By whom To journalists by citizens
    Type of media Radio and television
    Media name RTV Dukagjini
    Source RTV Dukagjini
    Was journalist`s association informed Yes
    What was journalists' association reaction The Association of Journalists of Kosovo urges that the protestors be brought to justice as soon as possible, while also urging those who are in charge of peace and security, such as the Kosovo Police, the EULEX Police, and KFOR, to establish favorable conditions for reporting in these sensitive times.

    Journalist Dorentina Thaqi was hit in the head with stones by protesters who also attacked RTK and Tëvë1 cameramen. She was also attacked with stun grenades.

    This is the 28th attack on media teams during the recent tensions in the country’s north, and the fourth in Leposaviq only today.

    The Association of Journalists of Kosovo urges that the protestors be brought to justice as soon as possible, while also urging those who are in charge of peace and security, such as the Kosovo Police, the EULEX Police, and KFOR, to establish favorable conditions for reporting in these sensitive times.