"The Debate on Three Freedoms in the Context of Kosovo" organised

Release date: 03.06.2019.
61671375_879229605770778_2716636363125424128_n.jpg "The Debate on Three Freedoms (freedom of gathering, freedom of association and freedom of information) in the context of Kosovo" was organized within the "Mirëdita, Good Day" festival at the EU Info Center in Belgrade. The debate was organized in cooperation with the members of the NCEU Working Group for Chapter 35 and the organizers of the festival: the Youth Initiative for Human Rights and the Civic Initiatives.

The platform Three Freedoms was presented at the event, which gathered about 20 civil society organizations in order to protect and promote freedom of association, gathering and information. In the context of Kosovo, Ivan Djuric (Youth Initiative for Human Rights), Maja Stojanovic (Civic Initiatives) and Marija Milenkovic (InTER) emphasized that the space for freedom of gathering, association and information, when it comes to Kosovo topics, is increasingly constrained both for journalists and activists of civil society organizations. Numerous examples are highlighted in which they are targeted by politicians and various right-wing organizations.

Panelists also reminded the audience of the announcement of the RG NCEU for Chapter 35, which was published as a reaction to President Vucic's statement during a visit to Beijing, in which the independent media from Kosovo and Metohija reporting in Serbian language are attacked and labeled in the worst way. The announcement is available on the link: http://bit.ly/2XkAHv8

This event is part of the project "National Convention on the European Union (NCEU) 2018/2019" implemented by the National Convention on the EU in cooperation with the Institute for Territorial Economic Development (InTER). The project is funded by the Foundation for an Open Society, Serbia.