Kosovo Bans Serbia Sport TV Channels Over Messages ‘Glorifying’ Banjska Attack

Regulator tells cable networks to stop carrying Serbia-based sport channels after they showed viewers’ messages praising the Serb gunmen who attacked Kosovo Police on September 24 as ‘heroes’. Kosovo’s Independent Media Commission, IMC, on Tuesday urged a halt to broadcasts of Serbian sport TV channels, days after they carried messages supporting the armed Serbs killed…

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University of Prishtina Professor Suspended for Sexual Harassment

University of Prishtina rector,  Qerim Qerimi, decided to suspend the mathematics professor Xhevat Krasniqi until the prosecution finalises its investigation on sexual harassment claims, based on a recommendation by the university’s Council of Ethics which comes after several protests from students and civil society activists.  “Based on the decision of the Council of Ethics and…

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Kosovo’s Ruling Party, Broadcaster, Accused of ‘Smearing’ Two Media

Public broadcaster says it will investigate the publication of an article from a Bosnian media outlet, which Kosovo’s Journalists’ Association says smears two local Kosovo media outlets. An article published by the Kosovo public broadcaster, Radio Television of Kosovo, RTK, alleging that two Kosovo-based media outlets were illicitly financed by Serbia, has drawn criticism from…

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Kosovo Government and EU Agree on De-escalation Steps in the North

The Kosovo Government and the European Union have agreed on the de-escalation steps in the northern municipalities, after the recent months’ unrest . The Kosovo government confirmed on Tuesday that it has agreed to de-escalation steps in the northern municipalities, starting with a 25 per cent reduction in police presence in and around municipal buildings…

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BIRN Doc Lifts Lid on Russian Disinformation in Balkans

A documentary produced in Bosnia, Kosovo and Montenegro explores the scale of Kremlin-backed disinformation in these countries and its dangerous influence on the public. [embedded content] A Balkan Investigative Reporting Network, BIRN, documentary, launched on Friday, shows how Western Balkan countries audiences have become vulnerable to disinformation from Russian-backed channels, especially since the start of…

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