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OSCE Conference on Missing and Murdered Journalists in Kosovo

December 4, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Event: Conference on Missing and Murdered Journalists in Kosovo
Location: Restaurant Etno Kuča, Gračanica/Graçanicë
Date/Time: 4 December 2019, 09:00

09:00 – 09:30

Coffee & Registration of Participants

09:30 – 10:15

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

10:15 – 11.30 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: Jelena Petković, Journalist
• Snežana Perenić
• Nebojša Radošević, Journalist, Kosovo Online, former Tanjug news
• Ivana Petrović, Journalist, City Radio Niš
• Branka Damnjanović
• Živojin Rakočević, UNS
• Zikerja Shabani, Infokus News Portal

11:30 – 11:45 Coffee Break
11:45 – 13:30 II panel: Following up on Institutional Responses
Four out of 15 murdered journalists are still reported as missing: Ljubomir Knežević, Marjan Melonashi, Ranko
Perenić and Djuro Slavuj. What efforts can relevant institutions make to find out what has happened to them?
Moderator: Jelena Petković, Journalist

• 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
• Nino Brajović, General Secretary, UNS
• 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


December 4, 2019
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Restaurant Etno Kuča,
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