KOSOVO: SEEMO concerned with the situation in RTK

KOSOVO, 12/09/2014

The South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO), is concerned with the current situation in Kosovo’s public broadcaster, RTK.

Recurring conflicts between the Management and the independent Trade Union of RTK have allegedly been caused by financial deterioration, organizational and program issues, and editorial censorship of journalists.

Trade Union members claim that besides constant pressure on professional journalists, another big problem remains the uncontrolled employment, with no employment procedures or financial coverage.

“SEEMO calls the on Management of RTK to execute their activities transparently, and give explanations for previous decisions, questioned by the Trade Union” SEEMO Secretary General Oliver Vujovic stated. “The lack of transparency inside a public broadcaster means that no transparency can be expected on the outside. It is of the utmost importance that RTK protects its journalists and provides them with a safe working atmosphere” he added.

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