Verbal threat towards RTK, Pristina, 05.09.2020


Radiotelevision of Kosovo (RTK), has been threatened by some unknown persons.

The case was confirmed to the media by the spokesman of Kosovo Police, Daut Hoxha, in which case he stated that the necessary actions have been taken regarding the case. 

“Immediately the competent police units have taken the necessary professional actions to handle such information and are working to clarify all the circumstances and facts related to this report”, said Hoxha. 

AJK has publicly reacted through a press release. Such threats for AJK are completely unacceptable, so we call on the competent authorities to deal with this case as soon as possible so that the intimidators are brought to justice. 

Threats and hate speech have serious consequences in the climate of journalism in Kosovo. Therefore, AJK estimates that only by condemning the intimidators will demonstrate that such behavior is not acceptable in a democratic society. 

Contry KO
Gender Group
Date 05/09/2020
City / Location
Type of incident Threats against media outlets and organizations
Type of media Radio and television
Media name Radiotelevision of Kosovo
Source Media
Was journalist`s association informed No
What was journalists' association reaction Association of Journalists of Kosovo (AJK), has publicly reacted through a press release. Such threats for AJK are completely unacceptable, so we call on the competent authorities to deal with this case as soon as possible so that the intimidators are brought to justice. Threats and hate speech have serious consequences in the climate of journalism in Kosovo. Therefore, AJK estimates that only by condemning the intimidators will demonstrate that such behavior is not acceptable in a democratic society.
Were authorities informed? Case was reported to the police