Kosovo / Europe & Central Asia

Journalists attacked in Kosovo since 1992

  
Women walk by graffiti reading Kosovo Republic in Pristina, February 13, 2017. (AFP/Armend Nimani)

Two journalists in Kosovo receive death threats

New York, April 13, 2017–Police in Kosovo should thoroughly and swiftly investigate death threats against Arbana Xharra and Musa Mustafa and ensure the safety of the two investigative journalists, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Head of public broadcaster attacked, threatened in Kosovo

New York, August 30, 2016–The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned an attack late on August 28 on Mentor Shala, the director of Radio Television of Kosovo, or RTK, and calls on authorities to protect him in light of continuing threats to his life. A radical activist group claimed responsibility for the attack, in which…

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Balancing Act

Joining the club: accession and press freedom Accession to the EU is often described as one of the most effective democracy promotion projects in the world. Countries vying for membership must prove themselves on a range of political and legal criteria that include provisions on standards for human rights, freedom of expression, and press freedom.…

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Attacks on the Press 2009: Europe and Central Asia Developments

ATTACKS ON THE PRESS: 2009 • Main Index EUROPE and CENTRAL ASIA Regional Analysis: • Why a killing in Chechnya is an international issue Country Summaries • Armenia • Azerbaijan • Belarus • Croatia • Georgia • Kazakhstan • Kyrgyzstan • Russia • Ukraine • Uzbekistan• Other developments ALBANIA The independent daily Tema was abruptly…

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Kosovo must probe death threats against BIRN staff

Dear Prime Minister Thaci: As an independent, nonpartisan organization defending press freedom worldwide, the Committee to Protect Journalists urges you to publicly condemn and thoroughly investigate a recent wave of threats against Jeta Xharra, head of the Kosovo office of the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN), and her colleagues.

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Attacks on the Press in 2008: Europe and Central Asia Developments

BULGARIA | CROATIA | FRANCE | KOSOVO | ROMANIA | SLOVAKIA | TAJIKISTAN | UNITED KINGDOM | UKRAINE BULGARIA • Two unidentified gunmen killed Georgi Stoev, a popular writer and author of a series of books on the origins and rise of Bulgaria’s criminal underworld. Stoev, 35, was walking on a busy street near the…

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Attacks on the Press 2007: Europe and Central Asia Snapshots

Attacks and developments throughout the region

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Attacks on the Press 2005: Europe & Central Asia Snapshots

Attacks and developments throughout the region

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Iraq Report: Killed by U.S. Forces

13 Confirmed cases of journalists killed in Iraq by U.S. Forces (March 2003-August 2005)

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Attacks on the Press 2004: Europe and Central Asia Analysis

Overview by Alex Lupis Authoriatarian rulers strengthened their hold on power in many former Soviet republics in 2004. Their secretive, centralized governments aggressively suppressed all forms of independent activity, from journalism and human rights monitoring to religious activism and political opposition.

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