The South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO) is once again expressing its deep concerns over this month’s threats journalists in Kosovo have been receiving.
After Visar Duriqi, a Kosovar journalist who was threatened in early September, a new case of verbal threats occurred against a media worker.
His colleague Artan Haraqija, an Indeksonline journalist received a series of death threats after a joint report the two made about radical Muslim groups in Kosovo. After appearing on a KTV show, Haraqija was threatened, which he immediately reported to the police.
SEEMO Secretary General Oliver Vujovic expressed his dissatisfaction with the media freedom situation in Kosovo: “We have called on authorities in Kosovo, and now we are asking them once again to protect investigative journalists, and find the perpetrators behind these threats. It is necessary for media workers in Kosovo to act and speak freely, without fearing for their lives on a daily basis”, Vujovic said.