November 20, 2015


Vienna, 20/11/2015

The South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO) expressed its deep concern regarding recent developments in the Kosovo public broadcaster RTK.

RTK General Director Mentor Shala wrote an open letter that addressed the public broadcaster’s workers, informing them that he was elected for another three-year term. However, instead of focusing on the work and future of RTK, the letter contains accusations against members of the board of the Independent Trade Union of RTK.

Shala said that the Trade Union is attempting to destabilize RTK, naming particularly Hisen Berisha and Bekim Hasani, and accusing them of misinterpretation and blackmail. A letter by Mr Berisha was recently published in which he addresses alleged nepotism and corruption in RTK.

SEEMO is a network of editors, media executives and leading journalists in South East and Central Europe. SEEMO’s press freedom work is supported by the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF) project, as part of a grant by the European Commission.