July 31, 2023

31.07.2023 – Kosovo’s Private TV Broadcaster Faces Suspension

On Friday 28 July 2023 Kosovo’s government has suspended the license of the private TV broadcaster Klan Kosova. This happened by the decision of Complaint Commission of Ministry of Industry, Entrepreneurship and Trade to turn down the complaint of Klan Kosova. Earlier, on 14 June 2023 The Ministry of Industry, Entrepreneurship and Trade / Kosovo Business Registration Agency announced that it has initiated a criminal complaint against the Trading Company “KLAN KOSOVA” LLC.

The broadcaster’s suspension is the first of its kind since Kosovo declared independence from Serbia in 2008.

TV Klan Kosova was launched in February 2009 as the Kosovo version of the Albanian TV Klan

The South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO) is worried about the suspension of the license of Klan Kosova TV.

South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO) is a regional non-governmental, non-profit network of editors, media executives and leading journalists in Southeast, South, East and Central Europe. SEEMO members are in Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Moldova (with the territory of Transdnestria), Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Türkiye / Turkey, Ukraine and Uzbekistan. Austria, Italy, Vatican and San Marino have a special status in SEEMO. SEEMO has over 3000 individual members, and additional mediaas corporate members.


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