The Prime Minister of Kosovo, Albin Kurti received a delegation of the Southeast European News Agency Network (ABNA) with whom he discussed the Government’s priorities, the situation with the COVID-19 pandemic and the role of the media in the objective coverage of the pandemic reality.
In this meeting, Kurti spoke about the current situation with the COVID-19 pandemic and the measures taken by the government to alleviate the consequences of the pandemic.
He said that “so far Kosovo has administered over one million doses of anti-COVID vaccine and this adds to the hope for easier coping with the risk of new waves of announced spread of the virus”.
The Prime Minister also informed the representatives of the news agencies about the legal actions taken by the Government to fight corruption. He said that “thankfully corruption in Kosovo is not a culture, but it is an established system in institutions, and as such it is more likely to be fought”.
Regarding the state of the media in Kosovo, Prime Minister Kurti said that “it is not the best, but it is not too bad”, it is said in the announcement from the Government.
He said that the media in general have contributed to informing the public about the epidemiological situation. But, he continued, “there have also been media outlets that have often undermined pandemic management efforts, reporting unverified news and misinformation, even launched by opposition MPs.”
The statement said that representatives of the Southeast European News Agency network thanked the Prime Minister for the welcome and informed him about ABNA’s work and media challenges during and after the pandemic.
We recall that the network of Southeast European News Agencies has recently held the annual conference in Kosovo with the central theme “Media and tourism in the post-pandemic era.” / Voice