Physical attack against journalist Vullnet Krasniqi and camera operator Arbër Latifi, Prizren, 11.08.2023

    Country KO
    Gender Group Vullnet Krasniqi, Arbër Latifi
    Date 11/08/2023
    City / Location Prizren
    Type of incident Actual attacks on journalists
    By whom To journalists by citizens
    Type of media online
    Media name Nacionale
    Source Nacionale
    Legal closure Perpatrator is convicted
    Judiciary status A.K. has been sentenced to one month of custody.
    Was journalist`s association informed Yes
    Were authorities informed? Case was reported to the police

    The Association of Journalists of Kosovo (AJK) is appalled by the attack in Prizren on the Nacionale’s team journalist Vullnet Krasniqi, and camera operator Arbër Latifi.

    Krasniqi and Latifi were there to report on the protest organized by local imams against the “Dokufest” festival.

    According to media reports, they were assaulted and pushed while carrying out their duties by some protestors.

    This is an unacceptable attack that poses a severe threat to the safety of journalists.

    The AJK requests that the attackers be arrested immediately by the police and brought to justice.