Part of the media is increasingly violating its code of ethics and the rights of citizens, primarily the right to privacy. If you believe that your right has been violated by the reporting of the Kosovo media, you should complain – a member of the Independent Media Commission (IMC), Violeta Hyseni Kelmendi said.
In the latest episode of the media literacy campaign “OpisMEDIJavanje,” Hyseni Kelmendi spoke about the work of Kosovo media regulatory bodies, the means of media sanctioning available to those bodies and how to file a complaint.
„If a media outlet violates the privacy of a citizen while reporting or commits other ethical violations, including giving false information, using hate speech or inappropriate language or violates the ethical code in any other way, citizens should react and file complaints with the competent authorities,“ she stressed.
When it comes to Kosovo, these institutions are the IMC, which is an administrative body, or the Press Council of Kosovo, which is a self-regulatory body. The IMC monitors and sanctions the work of television and radio, while the Press Council of Kosovo monitors the work of the print media.
The IMC has several sanction measures at its disposal – a reprimand and a request to the media that violated the code to correct the news, a request to publish the reaction of the injured party, a fine, suspension of part of the program and a revocation of the license.
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