Threats against the lives and limbs of journalists, Shkumbin Kajtazi, Mitrovicë,18.10.2020


The car of the well-known Kosovar journalist Shkumbin Kajtazi was the target of several firearms last night in the city of Mitrovica.

Kajtazi announced this through a post on Facebook, where he stated that he reported the case to the police and according to him, the attack is related to his work and has no other motives.

“Last night I faced a dangerous attack: my car was shot with 5 or 6 bullets. The event happened around midnight, where the car was parked in the center of Mitrovica “, wrote he among others.

The Association of Journalists of Kosovo, through a press release has strongly condemned the attack with firearms in the direction of the journalist’s car, Shkumbin Kajtazi. For AJK, the firearm attack on the car of journalist Kajtazi is extremely concerning and they don’t only harm the environment journalists work in, but threaten the lives of each journalist.

AJK calls on the competent authorities to deal with this case as soon as possible so that the intimidators are brought to justice.

Contry KO
Name and Surname Shkumbin Kajtazi
Gender Male
Date 18/10/2020
City / Location
Type of incident Threats against the lives and limbs of journalists
By whom To journalists by citizens
Type of media online
Media name Reporteri.net
Source Facebook
Was journalist`s association informed No
What was journalists' association reaction The Association of Journalists of Kosovo, through a press release has strongly condemned the attack with firearms in the direction of the journalist's car, Shkumbin Kajtazi. For AJK, the firearm attack on the car of journalist Kajtazi is extremely concerning and endanger the climate of journalism, but it is a life threatening to each journalist. AJK calls on the competent authorities to deal with this case as soon as possible so that the intimidators are brought to justice.
Were authorities informed? Case was reported to the police