Prishtina media teams today were violently attacked in the Municipality of Leposaviq while reporting from there.
Besides the injury to the RTK camera operator, Bardh Bekteshi, his Tëvë1 colleague Albin Rrahmani was also injured.
The editorial office informed the Association of Journalists of Kosovo that Rrahmani has leg injuries, while the rest of the staff of this medium escaped uninjured.
“Among those injured is camera operator Albin Rrahmani, who got leg injuries. The team is currently giving a statement to the Kosovo Police,” Tëvë1’s editors told AJK.
The brutal attack on journalists and cameramen in Leposaviq today is completely unacceptable to the Association of Journalists of Kosovo, and we urge the Republic of Kosovo’s appropriate authorities to treat the case as a priority and identify the attackers of our colleagues as soon as possible. Furthermore, since the entire incident occurred in the presence of KFOR troops, who did not react but prevented the journalists from escaping, we request that NATO Kosovo Force – KFOR not hinder journalists from reporting, since they won’t make an effort to protect them.
The Association of Journalists of Kosovo will inform all important national and international actors regarding the situation.