Threats against journalist, Irfan Maliqi, Viti, 28.09.2022

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    Country KO
    Name and Surname Irfan Maliqi
    Gender Male
    Date 28/09/2022
    City / Location Viti
    Type of incident Other threats to journalists
    By whom By public officials
    Name of the perpetrator Syle Salihu and Hysen Ymeri
    Type of media Radio and television
    Media name Plus TV
    Source Plus TV
    Was journalist`s association informed Yes
    What was journalists' association reaction The Association of Journalists of Kosovo, condemns this action of Salihu and Ymer, at the same time qualifies it as contradicting the general values of freedom of the press and expression. The attempt to impose on journalists what to report is a tendency to control information.

    The Association of Journalists of Kosovo today was informed by the editors of Plus TV, that their journalist, Irfan Maliqi, was threatened by Sylë Salihu – Head of Social Services within the PSC in Vitia.

    Maliqi has also received threatening messages from Hysen Ymeri – Head of the Human Resources Office in the Municipality of Vitia regarding a story about the lack of professionals in the branches of social work in this municipality.

    The Association of Journalists of Kosovo, condemns this action of Salihu and Ymer, at the same time qualifies it as contradicting the general values of freedom of the press and expression. The attempt to impose on journalists what to report is a tendency to control information.