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OSCE Conference on Missing and Murdered Journalists in Kosovo

December 5 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm

Event: Conference on Missing and Murdered Journalists in Kosovo
Location: Hotel Swiss Diamond, Prishtinë/Priština
Date/Time: 5 December 2019, 09:30

09:30 – 10:00 Coffee & Registration of Participants
10:00 – 10:45 Opening Remarks

 Ambassador Jan Braathu, Head of the OSCE Mission in Kosovo
 Gentiana Begolli-Pustina, Chairperson of the Association of
Journalists of Kosovo
 Budimir Ničić, Chairperson of the Association of Journalists of Serbia
registered in Kosovo

10:45 – 12:00 I panel: Accounts of Families and Colleagues
For two decades, families and friends of murdered and missing journalists in Kosovo have been trying to find
out the truth: who are the murderers? Who are the kidnappers? What happened to their loved ones? These are
their stories.
Moderator: Leonora Dalipi, AJK Board member
 Beriana Mustafa
 Diar Popova
 Gresa Maliqi
 Snežana Perenić
 Mimoza Lakna, Journalist, Bota Sot
 Die Morina, Journalist
 Ivana Petrović, Journalist, City Radio Niš
 Jelena Petkoviq, Journalist
 Zikerja Shabani, Infokus News Portal

12:00 – 12:15 Coffee Break
12:15 – 13:15 II panel: Following up on Institutional Responses
Four journalists are reported as missing and 11 have been killed. What efforts can relevant institutions make to
resolve these cases?
Moderator: Leonora Dalipi, AJK Board member

 Serbeze Haxhiaj, Journalist, RTK and BIRN
 Marek Nowicki – Former International Ombudsman in Kosovo
and former member of the Human Rights Advisory Panel, UNMIK
(ceased operation in 2016)

 Ricardo Gutiérrez, General Secretary, European Federation of
Journalists (EFJ)
 Paul Flynn, Head of Human Rights and Legal Office, EULEX
 Veran Matić, Founder and Chairman of the Commission for
Investigating Murders of Journalists in Serbia
 Bekim Blakaj, Executive Director, Humanitarian Law Center

13:30 – 13:45 Conclusions and Recommendations
13:45 Lunch

Details

Date:
December 5
Time:
9:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Organizer

OSCE

Venue

Hotel Swiss Diamond
Pristina, Kosovo + Google Map