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Ms. Arbana Xharra

Editor-In-Chief

ZERI

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ZERI

SouthAfrica

Company Description

ZERI Southern Africa (ZERI-SA) was officially established on the 29th January 2004 as a voluntary agency. It is in the process of being registered as a non profit organization. The ZERI Foundation International (ZFI) provides the guiding principles for th ... more

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Employment History

Economics Reporter
ZERI

Journalist
Koha Ditore

Education

bachelor's degree
journalism

master's degree
journalism

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Arbana Xharra, editor-in-chief of daily newspaper Zeri, is another Kosovar journalist who has received multiple death threats due to reporting on radical Islam in Kosovo. She told Human Rights Watch that she started receiving threats in 2012, including threat against her son. She said that she reported the threats to the police but "nothing has happened."[40] Xharra continued:

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Xharra was also subjected to a 12-day public smear campaign in Infopress in 2009:
On a daily basis Infopress referred to me as a Serbian spy, that somebody needs to punish me, that all Life in Kosovo's reporting was made in Belgrade … that I had shortened my life with this program and that somebody should teach us a lesson, me and my crew. To call someone a "Serbian spy" in Kosovo is really risking that person's well-being.[46]
As a result of the smear campaign, Xharra and others on her staff started receiving threats, mainly via email. Although prosecutions ensued, no one was ever convicted. Xharra told us:
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[40] Human Rights Watch interview with Arbana Xharra, editor-in-chief Zeri, Pristina, Kosovo, November 4, 2014.
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Arbana Xharra, editor-in-chief of daily newspaper Zeri, is another Kosovar journalist who has received multiple death threats due to reporting on radical Islam in Kosovo. She told Human Rights Watch that she started receiving threats in 2012, including threat against her son. She said that she reported the threats to the police but "nothing has happened."[40] Xharra continued:
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Xharra was also subjected to a 12-day public smear campaign in Infopress in 2009:
On a daily basis Infopress referred to me as a Serbian spy, that somebody needs to punish me, that all Life in Kosovo's reporting was made in Belgrade … that I had shortened my life with this program and that somebody should teach us a lesson, me and my crew. To call someone a "Serbian spy" in Kosovo is really risking that person's well-being.[46]
As a result of the smear campaign, Xharra and others on her staff started receiving threats, mainly via email. Although prosecutions ensued, no one was ever convicted. Xharra told us:


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Arbana Xharra Editor-in-Chief, Zeri

Arbana Xharra's reporting contributes to the strengthening of Kosovo's nascent democracy. Her early reporting on religious extremism and its impact on society shed light on a serious problem for Kosovo and the region. Ms. Xharra authored a series of investigative reports on extremists operating in Kosovo and uncovered financial and operational links with foreign terrorist organizations among local imams and NGOs. These efforts not only helped society understand the problem, but also bolstered government efforts to address the problem. Reactions to her reporting resulted in public attacks on her reputation and death threats to her and her family. Undeterred, Ms. Xharra continues to report on malfeasance in public institutions, including cases involving high-ranking officials. As editor-in-chief of one of Kosovo's top daily newspapers, Ms. Xharra is galvanizing a new generation of journalists in search of, and dedicated to uncovering, the truth.


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Arbana Xharra, Editor-in-Chief, Zeri (Kosovo)


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Arbana Xharra, the Zeri daily editor-in-chief, agreed.


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Arbana Xharra

Arbana has been a journalist for more than a decade and has worked for leading newspapers in Kosovo, such as Koha Ditore and Zëri. She has an MA degree in academic writing. Since October 2008 she has worked as editor of "Zëri" and currently serves as editor-in-chief. Arbana has won seven awards for her investigative reporting in Kosovo, mainly on the misuse of public funds. Last year, Arbana was selected for a Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence. Her stories have been published in foreign media and during her work as a journalist, she was the subject of several threats and lawsuits.

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