Physical attack against journalist, Valon Syla, Prishtinë, 11.04.2023

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    Country KO
    Name and Surname Valon Syla
    Gender Male
    Date 11/04/2023
    City / Location Prishtine
    Type of incident Actual attacks on journalists
    By whom To journalists by citizens
    Type of media online
    Media name Gazeta Metro
    Source T7
    Was journalist`s association informed Yes
    What was journalists' association reaction For the Association of Journalists of Kosovo, this attack against Syla is totally unacceptable and a serious attempt to hinder and weaken the freedom of expression and media in Kosovo. AJK calls on the competent authorities to immediately take necessary measures to urgently arrest the responsible persons for the attack and bring them to justice.
    Were authorities informed? Case was reported to the police

    On Tuesday evening, three people physically attacked journalist and the head of Gazeta Metro, Valon Syla. It is reported that they have followed him from the studios of T7, where he was invited as a panelist to a debate show on this television, to Sunny Hill – a neighborhood in Pristina.

    Syla received medical treatment at the University Clinical Center of Kosovo, and according to his first statements to the media, he has some head injuries.

    The case has been reported to the Kosovo Police.

    For the Association of Journalists of Kosovo, this attack against Syla is totally unacceptable and a serious attempt to hinder and weaken the freedom of expression and media in Kosovo.

    AJK calls on the competent authorities to immediately take necessary measures to urgently arrest the responsible persons for the attack and bring them to justice.