29 March 2012

Alert

Kosovo journalists receive threatening phone calls


Incident details

Threat

Express, Newspaper
(IPI/IFEX) - Vienna, March 29, 2012 - After publishing an article on fuel quality and distribution in Kosovo, on March 28, 2012, several journalists from the Pristina-based daily Express started receiving threatening phone calls. One caller threatened to bomb the paper's offices, according to Express Editor-in-Chief Leonard Kerquki.

The Vienna-based South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO), an affiliate of the International Press Institute (IPI), calls on the Kosovo police to investigate these threats.

"I hope that the police take these threats seriously and conduct a thorough investigation," SEEMO Secretary General Oliver Vujovic said. "Investigative journalism should not be stopped because editors and reporters fear for their lives."


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