Physical attack against Lajmi.net’s camera operator, Shtime, 16.08.2023

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    Country KO
    Name and Surname Zgjim Sefa
    Gender Male
    Date 16/08/2023
    City / Location Shtime
    Type of incident Actual attacks on journalists
    By whom To journalists by citizens
    Type of media online
    Media name Lajmi.net
    Source Lajmi.net
    Was journalist`s association informed Yes
    What was journalists' association reaction The Association of Kosovo Journalists calls on Kosovo Police to investigate this case so that the media can continue to operate unhindered.
    Were authorities informed? Case was reported to the police

    The Association of Journalists of Kosovo is extremely concerned by reports that the camera operator for the Lajmi.net portal was physically assaulted while filming KRU Prishtina’s move to disconnect debtors from the Shtime water supply network.

    In the filmed incident, a person criticizes and insults the journalists who went to cover the event, while Kosovo police officers move him and command him not to use such language.

    “During the recording, our cameraman was pushed in the presence of the Kosovo Police. He even attempted to take the microphone away from the journalist covering the event, Zgjim Sefa”, reported the editorial staff of Lajmi.net.

    The Association of Kosovo Journalists calls on Kosovo Police to investigate this case so that the media can continue to operate unhindered.