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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, July 12, 2024

Albanian Language Media:

Osmani among world leaders: Kosovo included in NATO summit for the first time (media)
Kosovo with 1,586,659 resident inhabitants (media)
Government defends Law on Independent Media Commission (media)
Slovenia will double its presence in peacekeeping mission in Kosovo (RTK)
Kica-Xhelili on Law on IMC: Intended to exercise direct control over media in Kosovo (media)
Kurti received Turkish ambassador, discussed about latest developments in Kosovo (RTK)

Serbian Language Media:

SRSG Ziadeh: Regrettable that adopted IMC law does not incorporate recommendations of international community (Kosovo Online)
UNS and its branch in Kosovo say IMC law – an open censorship (Kosovo Online, media)
Vucic to visit Egypt, announces important visit to Serbia for July 19 (Tanjug)
Djuric, Bass discuss Serbia-US partnership (Tanjug)
Property Comparison and Verification Agency calls on Serbs facing evictions to leave their apartments (Kosovo Online)
Arsenijevic on evictions from disputed apartments in northern Kosovo (social media)
More than 2.400 requests to switch Serbian to Kosovo drivers’ licences submitted (KoSSev)

Opinion:

Eviction from the apartments in the North, or the ‘sticker’ policy towards Kosovo (NSI, Alternativna)

UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, July 11, 2024

Albanian Language Media:

Heads of states adopt declaration at NATO Summit in Washington (media)
U.S. Embassy shares O’Brien’s remarks “Kosovo has right to defend its territory” (media)
Kosovo Assembly adopts declaration remembering Srebrenica genocide (media)
Osmani: Peace is sustainable only when there is justice for victims (media)
Rohde remembers Srebrenica victims, “their memory is a reminder to us” (media)
Italian Embassy: Measures should be removed gradually (Express)
Konjufca: People of Kosovo are very calm and trust the institutions (media)
“Is Russia seeking to destabilise Kosovo through Serbia?” (RFE)
Statovci: Serbia guilty of delays in Kosovo’s membership in CoE (media)
Kosovo Police announces vacancies for non-majority communities (media)
Police launch investigations into burning of flag in Mitrovica North (Kallxo)

Serbian Language Media:

Popovic: Pristina judiciary treats attacks on Serbs as incidents, not as ethnically motivated crimes (Kosovo Online)
Petkovic, Starovic visit China: Strong support of Beijing to Serbia’s territorial integrity and sovereignty (Kosovo Online)
Li Ming: China and Serbia to firmly safeguard together international system with UN at centre (Tanjug, media)
Vucevic: We are grateful for Madrid's principled support for territorial integrity of Serbia (Tanjug)
Djuric: I invited Blinken to visit Serbia (Tanjug)
NATO pledges commitment to Western Balkans (N1)
Vucic congratulates Pezeshkian on being elected new president of Iran (media)
Serbian ministries, scientific institutions sign MoU on nuclear power (Tanjug)

Opinion:

UN Resolution 1244 has become an impeding to lasting Serbia-Kosovo peace (BIRN)

UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, July 10, 2024

Albanian Language Media:

O’Brien highlights “urgent need to recommit to EU-facilitated Dialogue” (media)
Biden: We intervened in Balkans to stop ethnic cleansing (media)
Osmani, Rama met in Washington: Kosovo belongs in NATO (Koha)
Osmani meets Glavchev, discuss Kosovo’s aspirations to join NATO (media)
U.S. senators reconfirm commitment to Western Balkans (media)
NATO report: Kosovo faces number of challenges relating to environment (media)
Roth: Passivation of Albanians’ addresses in Serbia, in direction of ethnic cleansing (Albanian Post)

Serbian Language Media:

Vucic: Serbia shall never be anyone’s prey as in 1999 (Kosovo Online)
Vucevic: Kurti's new “phantasmagoria”, only Serbian people are threatened in Kosovo (RTS, Kosovo Online)
Djuric with congresswoman Tenney on continuing building Serbian-US relation (Kosovo Online, media)
Djuric meets with Szijjarto in Washington (Tanjug)

Opinion:

How does one go from “exacerbating ethnic cleansing” to “becoming the saviour of the people”? (KoSSev)

UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, July 9, 2024

Albanian Language Media:

Konjufca: Serbia can repeat Banjska if not punished (media)
Two trucks and a vehicle burnt after explosions in north of Kosovo (media)
Rosic, convicted in assassination of Oliver Ivanovic, flees Kosovo (Nacionale)
Haradinaj: Leaders must understand Kosovo in NATO is highest duty (media)
Haxhiu to Specialist Chambers: Removing Krasniqi’s tie, an absurd act (media)
Journalists’ Association reacts to arrest of media cameraman in Prizren (media)

Serbian Language Media:

Serbian Ministry of Culture strongly condemns continued restoration works on Xhafer Deva’s house (Radio KIM, media)
Kurti talks about restoration of 100 cultural heritage objects, among listed not a single belong to Serbian community (Radio KIM)
Northern Kosovo school principals questioned about local elections (N1, BETA)
Brnabic: Serbia wants peace, stability, cooperation, pleads for full respect for Dayton agreement (Tanjug)
Engines of two trucks belonging to “Elaa 1” company set on fire in Mitrovica North (KoSSev)
State Department spokesman calls Belgrade to complete investigation into Bytyqi brothers murder (N1)
Kosovo Assembly technical staff protest low wages: We can’t work for 275 euros (KoSSev)

UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, July 8, 2024

Albanian Language Media:

Kurti highlights “importance of confronting two related threats” (media)
Osmani travels to Washington at invitation of U.S. Secretary of State (ekonomia)
Krasniqi: In our mission to return Kosovo to right path, worthy of our children's dreams (ekonomia)
Szunyog: RTK new director should be appointed through meritorious process (Kallxo)
Switzerland’s National Council President starts his visit to Kosovo today (RTK)
Kosovo and Vanuatu sign a Memorandum of Cooperation (RTK)
Haxhiu on the KIJ report: It doesn't stand, they don't have the right information (Koha)
Serbs interested to get Kosovo documents (Kosovapress)
Haradinaj calls for justice for Bytyqi brothers killed in Serbia in ’99 (media)

Serbian Language Media:

Veljkovic on discrimination: Illegal construction by Albanians in Gracanica for years, while construction is prohibited in North Mitrovica (Media Centre, social media)
Lawyer: Detention of Sladjan Trajkovic extended for two more months (Kosovo Online)
Cadez: FTA with Egypt to open door to Africa to Serbian companies (Tanjug)
26th anniversary of murder of Serbian police captain Srdjan Perovic in Lodja village, near Pec (Kosovo Online, social media)

Opinion:

Western Balkans Six Need to Work Together for Sake of EU Enlargement (Balkan Insight)

Humanitarian/Development:

Politics – the main culprit for non-cooperation between Serbian and Albanian artists in Kosovo (Radio KIM)