Kosovo freedom of press limited

Edward.P.JosephPRISTINA, Kosovo — The freedom of press and media in Kosovo remains limited. This is the outcome of the yearly Freedom House evaluation. The independent organization Freedom House observes and "identifies the greatest threats to independent media in 196 countries and territories." In order to compare the state of media freedom, the organization developed a scale from 0-100: countries within 0-30 points are considered as providing a free press environment. Grades of 31-60 indicate a limited or partly free press, whereas a range of 61-100 shows countries without free media (so less points means more freedom). For Kosovo the results are alarming:

From a level of 53 points in the last year, according to the Freedom House report, the situation improved insignificantly to a level of 51 points. Compared to its neighboring countries, Kosovo shows the worst performance in terms of free media. Albania is ranked on a level of 50 points, followed from Bosnia with 48, Montenegro with 37 and Serbia with 33 points.

The report was presented "as part of the UNESCO World Press Freedom Day celebration." Edward P. Joseph, the acting head of the OSCE Mission in Kosovo expressed his concerns "… over different forms of pressure on journalists performing their duties", as well as "… about alleged attempts to unduly influence the editorial policy of media in general and of the public broadcaster (RTK) in particular."

Take a look at the Freedom House Ranking and at the Media Map. For more information on Kosova Media refer to the KON Media-Info.


Filed under: Media Reports, , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

RSS Kosovo News

  • Kosovo police arrest opposition leader for Parliament unrest - Yahoo News 28/11/2015
    Yahoo NewsKosovo police arrest opposition leader for Parliament unrestYahoo NewsKosovo police officers in riot gear detain a supporter of the opposition party during a police raid at the Self-Determination headquarter in Kosovo capital Pristina on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015. Kosovo lawmaker Albin Kurti from the Self-Determination ...Elite Kosovo police arrest o […]
  • Fears of Violence Dog Kosovo Opposition Rally - Balkan Insight 28/11/2015
    Balkan InsightFears of Violence Dog Kosovo Opposition RallyBalkan InsightOther sports fan clubs in Kosovo have an equally notorious history of violence. Both Plisat and Shqiponjat, along with other sports fans, will join this Saturday's rally staged by opposition parties in Kosovo against the government's agreements with ...
  • Kosovo Opposition Urges All Albanians to Join Rally - Balkan Insight 27/11/2015
    Balkan InsightKosovo Opposition Urges All Albanians to Join RallyBalkan InsightAs Kosovo braces for a major rally on Saturday against controversial deals with Serbia and Montenegro, the opposition Vetevendosje [Self-Determination] party has held a meeting in Tirana to appeal to Albanians to join them. Three opposition parties in ...and more »
  • U.S Army soldiers in Kosovo are served a Thanksgiving meal amid peace mission - Daily Mail 26/11/2015
    Daily MailU.S Army soldiers in Kosovo are served a Thanksgiving meal amid peace missionDaily MailUS soldiers from the NATO led-peacekeeping mission in Kosovo (KFOR) took part in a traditional Thanksgiving meal on Thursday. The troops were served by their superiors at the US military base, Camp Bondsteel, near the village of Sojeve. It is the 16th ...and more […]
  • Kosovo: Islamic State graffiti sprayed on Serb homes - B92 28/11/2015
    B92Kosovo: Islamic State graffiti sprayed on Serb homesB92Regional Kosovo police chief Zeljko Bojic told Beta on Friday that the graffiti spelling "ISIS" were found "in his area of responsibility," and that about ten of them have been discovered over the past week. "The police investigated the scene and took ...
  • US soldiers in Kosovo tuck into traditional Thanksgiving - Daily Mail 27/11/2015
    US soldiers in Kosovo tuck into traditional ThanksgivingDaily MailUS soldiers in Kosovo tuck into traditional Thanksgiving. US soldiers from the NATO led-peacekeeping mission in Kosovo (KFOR) took part in a traditional Thanksgiving meal. Adrien Brody plays Wilm Hosenfeld in The... Read More · 1:28min · A look inside ...
  • Kosovo: ISIS and UCK graffiti appear in Kosovska Mitrovica - InSerbia News 28/11/2015
    InSerbia NewsKosovo: ISIS and UCK graffiti appear in Kosovska MitrovicaInSerbia NewsKosovo police regional chief of operations Zeljko Bojic told Tanjug that the police had carried out an investigation, photographed the graffiti and notified the relevant bodies and the prosecutor's office about it. Bojic said that the graffiti had been ...
  • Secretary Kerry Travels to France, Belgium, Kosovo, Serbia, Cyprus, and Greece - US Department of State (press release) 24/11/2015
    Sputnik InternationalSecretary Kerry Travels to France, Belgium, Kosovo, Serbia, Cyprus, and GreeceUS Department of State (press release)On Dec 2, Secretary will then travel to Pristina, Kosovo, where he will meet with senior government officials to discuss bilateral and regional issues. Then Secretary Kerry will travel to Belgrade, Serbia, to take part in t […]
  • Kosovo on High Alert For Terror Attacks - Balkan Insight 25/11/2015
    Balkan InsightKosovo on High Alert For Terror AttacksBalkan InsightKosovo police have increased patrols in the streets and started intensive screening of individuals and vehicles at borders amid growing fears of terrorist attacks. Prime Minister Isa Mustafa and security officials announced a state of alert and ...Kosovo Bans 16 NGOs Linked To JihadistsBreitb […]
  • International Director You Should Know: Visar Morina - Variety 27/11/2015
    VarietyInternational Director You Should Know: Visar MorinaVarietyGermany-based, Kosovo-born writer-helmer Visar Morina's feature bow, “Babai,” burst onto the scene at the Munich Film Festival in July, winning three times at the fest's German Cinema New Talent Awards — for director, script and actor — the last ...

RSS Kosovo News Topix

  • Kosovo opposition holds anti-government rally 28/11/2015
    Tens of thousands of Kosovo opposition supporters have held a protest against the deals with Serbia and Montenegro - a peaceful one in contrast to recent disruption of parliament. Organizers said Saturday's rally, on the national Independence Day, attracted some 35,000 participants at the Zahir Pajaziti Square downtown Pristina.
  • Serbs question renewed US interest in Western Balkans 27/11/2015
    Visits by US Vice President Joseph Biden, and Secretary of State John Kerry, to the Western Balkans, just seven days apart, have been welcomed in the region as confirmation that the Washinton has not lost interest, after the major role it played in the 1990s. The visits are attracting a lot of attention, given recent tensions between the West and Russia, ter […]
  • 200,000 Kosovans Sign Petition Against Serbia Deals 24/11/2015
    Kosovo opposition lawmakers, who have violently disrupted parliamentary proceedings in recent weeks to protest plans to grant the ethnic Serb minority greater autonomy, have presented a petition with over 200,000 signatures to President Atifete Jahjaga condemning EU-brokered agreements with Belgrade, AFP reports . "We are determined to thwart the agreem […]
  • US Pushes for More Ally Support in IS Fight, But Big Increases Called Unlikely 24/11/2015
    Kosovo police officers stand guard outside a Pristina courthouse in 2014 following the arrest of 40 men suspected of having fought with Islamist insurgents in Syria and Iraq. The U.S. has vowed to work with its allies to ramp up efforts to destroy the Islamic State following a string of attacks outside the group's base in Syria and Iraq, but a significa […]
  • Roma refugee from dangerous Kosovo writes book 18/11/2015
    In her book Durch die Wand , Roma author Nizaqete Bislimi describes her difficult flight from Kosovo , the hardship and insecurity of life as a refugee in Germany , the harassment by authorities and the readiness to help of private volunteers and initiatives. Despite numerous obstacles, Bislimi, now 36, successfully completed school, studied law and now work […]

RSS EU Kosovo

RSS Balkan News


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.