Sexist language towards the journalist Qendresa Krelani, Pristina, 12.04.2021


The football coach, Tahir Batatina, used sexist and offensive language towards the sports journalist of RTK, Qëndresa Krelani.

Batatina during a TV show addressed the journalist with the words: “You in journalism can only peel newspapers, or clean something, but commenting football in this way no …. you are not on my level, this is not journalism, starting from your appearance … ”

The sexist, offensive and totally inadequate language used by Batatina is extremely disturbing and unacceptable. For AJK, it is not only worrying how little women are represented in the media, but also the way they are represented.

AJK calls upon the Football Federation of Kosovo – FFK, to take action against coach Batatina for the used language, and encourages all female journalists that despite the stereotypes of the society, to not give up practicing their profession, in any field they want to report.

Updated:

The Disciplinary Commission of the Football Federation of Kosovo has opened disciplinary proceedings against the coach of Llapi, Tahir Batatina, due to inappropriate language towards the sports journalist, Qeqa Krelani.

“During the TV debate on the sports show of KTV on 11.04.2021, he used inappropriate language towards the journalist (analyst) of RTK, Qëndresa Krelani, which is contrary to sports ethics. Based on Article 32 paragraph 1 of the Disciplinary Regulation. Additional statement required from FC Llapi coach Tahir Batatina. Date: 16.04.2021 at 13:00 ”, it is said in the announcement of FFK.

Contry KO
Name and Surname Qendresa Krelani
Gender Female
Date 12/04/2021
City / Location
Type of incident Other threats to journalists
By whom By public persons
Name of the perpetrator Tahir Batatina
Type of media Radio and television
Media name RTK
Source Media
Was journalist`s association informed No
What was journalists' association reaction AJK calls upon the Football Federation of Kosovo - FFK, to take action against coach Batatina for the used language, and encourages all female journalists that despite the stereotypes of the society, to not give up practicing their profession, in any field they want to report.
Were authorities informed? Case was not reported to the police