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News providers in Kosovo suffer from direct and indirect political interference, financial pressures, and concentrated ownership. Journalists who criticize the Kosovar authorities are often accused of being “traitors” or “Serbian sympathizers.” Media that do not toe the government line may be subjected to intimidation in the form of financial or tax inspections. Access to information pertaining to institutional activities remains limited, restricting the reporting abilities of journalists in the country. The ethnic division in the country is mostly evident in the media, with stilted cooperation and goodwill existing between Kosovo Albanian and Kosovo Serbian journalists.

in the 2017 World Press Freedom Index



90 in 2016

Global score


30.50 in 2016

  • 0
    journalists killed in 2018
  • 0
    citizens journalists killed in 2018
  • 0
    media assistants killed in 2018
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