Threats towards journalists Ardiana Thaçi Mehmeti and Erjona Gjikolli, Prishtinë, 30.11.2023

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    Country KO
    Gender Group Ardiana Thaçi Mehmeti dhe Erjona Gjikolli
    Date 30/11/2023
    City / Location Prishtine
    Type of incident Threats against the lives and limbs of journalists
    By whom To journalists by citizens
    Type of media Radio and television
    Media name KIKS Kosova / Klan Kosova
    Source KIKS Kosova
    Was journalist`s association informed Yes
    What was journalists' association reaction Such threats to journalists are very disturbing for the Association of Journalists of Kosovo, therefore we call upon Kosovo Police to treat the case with priority and take the necessary steps so that the person hiding behind this fake profile is held responsible.
    Were authorities informed? Case was reported to the police

    The authors of the investigative show KIKS Kosova, Ardiana Thaçi Mehmeti and Erjona Gjikolli, have received death threats towards them and their family members, after an investigation in relation to the singer Eroll Murati, who according to this investigation is involved in fraud with Slovenian passports, as well as reselling of cars he had rented.

    In an email addressed to the Association of Journalists of Kosovo, the journalists indicate that they have received death threats towards them and their families, from a newly created profile on Facebook. “The words used are very disturbing since, in addition to insults and degrading language, he also used threats of the type: you have little children, you are all surrounded by children, I will put them on fire…”, it is said in the email sent to AJK, where it is also stated that the case has been reported to the Kosovo Police.

    Furthermore, they have reported that after the end of the show where this investigation was aired, the person quoted in it also reacted through a status on the Facebook social network.

    Such threats to journalists are very disturbing for the Association of Journalists of Kosovo, therefore we call upon Kosovo Police to treat the case with priority and take the necessary steps so that the person hiding behind this fake profile is held responsible.