At first I didn’t quite believe this report as it was originally reported by B92, a Serbian news organ that is not always real positive on happenings here in Kosovo. The story is that a local reporter for a national newspaper was killed near Gjilan. Yesterday while visiting with the landlord of the Community Center I asked him if he had heard the report. He had. In fact, the dead man was a friend or acquaintance of his.
It seems that he reporter, Bardhyl Ajeti, had repeatedly written negative things about certain parliament members and other important people. Most recently, the targets of his articles had been men who had claimed to have fought in the most recent war. Evidently his paper had twice been fined by the OCSE department responsible for media oversight. They had been fined for making allegations against public officials that hadn’t been properly researched. At any rate, Bardhyl Ajeti won’t be writing any more articles about anyone…he’s dead.
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