Two years after independence Kosovo is still a “State of constriction”
In May 2010 Youth Initiative for Human Rights in Kosovo and Civil Rights Defenders published a report which scrutinized different parts of Kosovo governance structures. The report titled “State of Costriction” questions whether the citizens of Kosovo feel free to follow their conscience and judgment. The report concludes that the answer to this question is no, and that this is mainly due to the fact that freedom of expression is strongly limited in Kosovo.
The report received a lot of attention in Kosovo as whole and has during the summer continued to be discussed amongst journalists, within civil society and amongst the international community. Some serious allegations and threats were made in some media towards Youth Initiative for Human Rights and the report’s main authors after the publishing.
Sarah Maliqi, representative of Youth Initiative for Human Rights, will present the report and discuss what threats this “State of Constriction” poses to Kosovo society as whole.
Date: Wednesday, September 29
Time: 9.00-10.00, coffee/tea and sandwich served from 8.30
Place: Stora Nygatan 26, Stockholm
Sign up no later than September 27 via firstname.lastname@example.org or call 08-545 277 30.
Tags: Freedom of expression and Youth Initiative for Human Rights.