The European Federation of Journalists – EFJ held its Annual Meeting for the first time in Prishtina

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For the very first time, Pristina, the capital of Kosovo, is hosting around 100 journalists and trade union representatives from 45 European countries.

The Association of Journalists of Kosovo, a member of the European Federation of Journalists, is honored to host this annual meeting.

Opening remarks were given by the Chairperson of AJK, Xhemajl Rexha, the President of EFJ, Maja Sever, the Mayor of Pristina, Pëparim Rama, and the Ukrainian journalist sheltered in Kosovo, Lyudmila Makei.

Following the introductory speeches, a discussion on war reporting took place with panelists Tim Dawson, Deputy General Secretary of the International Federation of Journalists, IFJ; Florent Duplouy, lawyer, CoE Platform to Promote the Protection of Journalism; Wade Goddard, photojournalist, War Photo Limited; and Sergiy Tomilenko, NUJU President.

AJK is thrilled to welcome around 100 journalists and trade union representatives from 45 European countries to Kosovo.

During the second part of the first day of the Annual Meeting of the European Federation of Journalists, The Western Balkans Regional Platform, SafeJournalists, presented the findings of the Journalists’ Safety Index in the Western Balkans for the year 2023.

The index was presented by Getoarbë Mulliqi – Researcher of SafeJournalists in Kosovo, Tamara Filipović Stevanović – Project Coordinator, Serbia, Milan Spirovski – Researcher, North Macedonia, Borka Rudić – Project Coordinator, BiH, and Dražen Ðurašković – Project Coordinator, Montenegro.

The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) proceeded with the presentation of the work reports for the year 2023 and other necessary discussions.

For more information about the EFJ Annual Meeting, please visit the EFJ’s official website on the X social network. (@EFJEUROPE)

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