Muhamet Hajrullahu

From BIRN Kosovo

BIRN (Balkan Investigative Reporting Network) produces a weekly current affairs programme “Life in Kosovo”, transmitted on Radio Television Kosova, RTK. The programme includes field reportage on the issues at hand, direct questioning of decision-makers, affected parties, and studio debate. It covers the most important political and social issues unfolding on a weekly basis in Kosovo.

Since 1999, Muhamet Hajrullahu has worked for a number of Kosovo media, including Kohavision, the national TV station, where he was a journalist and editor. He is now one of the two main presenters of “Life in Kosovo”. During his stay as a visiting journalist in Brussels in May 2009, Muhamet made special “Brussels edition” of Life in Kosovo, inviting Brussels correspondents from the Balkans to discuss EU integration and visa liberalisation process for Western Balkan Countries.

Other topics covered by Muhamet Hajrullahu:

  • Campaign for European Elections;
  • How much do "ordinary Belgians" know about Kosovo;
  • Interview with Kosovo’s Ambassador to Belgium;
  • Interview with Cristina Gallach, spokesperson of EUHR Javier Solana;
  • Interview with Sabine Freizer from the International Crisis Group.

Muhamet Hajrullahu on his experience:
“My experience and the contacts that I made from those days spent in Brussels will help my colleagues in BIRN in the future. BIRN in Kosovo and I personally would like to continue the cooperation with SEETV. Last week, the debate from Brussels was broadcasted and we received a lot of good comments on it and for the issues that were discussed there. So the mission was finished very successfully.”

Jeta Xhara, Editor in chief of BIRN, Kosovo:
"Since the broadcast of the debate held in Brussels, we have had a lot of responses - there is so little substantial reporting on EU issues and we can see a lot of feedback and interest from the audiences that have come our way asking for more information, especially on visa liberalisation. Finally, Kosovars have become interested in EU issues - this has not been the case in the past."