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Judge Says Kosovo to Get Tough on Threats to Media Freedom (Balkan Insight)

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A judge in Kosovo says his new role in coordinating cases involving journalists shows the judiciary is serious about protecting media freedom.

The man tasked by Kosovo’s judiciary with overseeing court cases involving attacks or threats against journalists says his appointment is evidence of a renewed commitment to protect media freedom in the country, where reporters have frequently come under fire.

Arben Hoti was given the new brief at the Pristina Basic Court on June 18 following a spate of high-profile attacks on journalists.

In an interview with BIRN, Hoti said he had already contacted the Association of Journalists of Kosovo for its assistance in creating a database of all such cases.

See at: http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/article/judge-says-kosovo-to-get-tough-on-threats-to-media-freedom-06-26-2018

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