Profile 13 Apr 17

Crusading Journalist Defies Threatening Climate in Kosovo

‘Zeri’ editor Arbana Xharra says she won’t stop probing the dark side of Kosovo life despite the ‘public lynches that have become the new normality’ for investigative journalists in the country.

Die Morina
BIRN
Pristina
Arbana Xharra | Photo: Facebook

Arbana Xharra, editor-in-chief of the Pristina-based newspaper Zeri has been a target of numerous attacks and even more threats over more than a decade because of her nose for investigative stories.

The most recent act of harassment involved unknown vandals painting a cross in blood-red paint next to the apartment where she lives with her husband and child. 

On Monday, she published photographs of the door to her apartment next to which the vandals had painted the cross in red. Another cross, also in red, was painted on the door to the garage where she parks her car.  

“I was terrified by this ‘blood’,” she told BIRN. “It looked just like that - when I saw the cross painted on the wall - until my husband told me that it was just paint,” Xharra added.

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