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Life in Kosovo receives over 100 calls while on air

Life in Kosovo receives over 100 calls while on air

The Life in Kosovo TV debate, which is a co-production of the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network – BIRN and Kosovo’s public broadcaster, RTK increased once again its audience ratings during a live broadcast on Friday.

Last Friday’s show discussed whether the forthcoming electoral campaign and the election process are having a negative impact on the process of determining Kosovo’s long-term status. The programme asked if political parties and leaders have started to concentrate more on the elections at the expense of the status issue.

Life in Kosovo recalls World Trade Center attacks on 9/11

Life in Kosovo recalls World Trade Center attacks on 9/11

This Friday the Life in Kosovo show presents a TV documentary special filmed in New York about the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center on 11 September 2001.

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Life in Kosovo Returns to Discussion of Education Quality

This Friday, the television show “Life in Kosovo” gets back to a discussion on the quality of education in Kosovo.

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Life in Kosovo Talks About Sexual Education

This Friday the Life in Kosovo show will focus on sexual education.

How much are young people and adults informed about contraception and unwanted pregnancies? Do they know how to use contraceptives? Is sexual education needed as a part of the curriculum in Kosovo’s schools, as in western countries? If so, in which grade? Or are we still ashamed to talk about sex in our homes and schools?

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Life in Kosovo Discusses Justice

During this Life in Kosovo show, panellists will debate the justice system in Kosovo.

Do we have justice in Kosovo? Who has more competences in Kosovo’s field of justice, local or international authorities? Why are cases of custody like Albin Kurti’s case being prolonged? Is Albin Kurti a political prisoner?

Life in Kosovo Interviews Members of Unity Team

Life in Kosovo Interviews Members of Unity Team

This Friday’s Life in Kosovo show will broadcast interviews with two members of the Unity Team, the prime minister Agim Çeku and the head of Democratic Party of Kosovo, Hashim Thaçi, who will talk about the resolution of Kosovo’s future status.

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Life in Kosovo Discusses Symbols

This Friday, the Life in Kosovo show will discuss one of the most emotive issues in Kosovo – national symbols.

BIRN Kosovo TV Program Stirs Discussions

BIRN Kosovo TV Program Stirs Discussions

In June, “Life in Kosovo,” BIRN Kosovo’s weekly TV program hosted by country director Jeta Xharra, broadcast five debates on social, economical, religious and political issues. Two of the programs stirred fierce debates in the wider public.

BIRN at Greek Seminar

BIRN at Greek Seminar

Justice Report Editor Nidzara Ahmetasevic and Krenare Maloku, BIRN Kosovo Project Coordinator, are taking part in a seminar organised by the Centre for Political Research and Communications (AELIOS NGO – KPEE) in Greece.

Life in Kosovo: Child Labour

Life in Kosovo: Child Labour

This Friday’s Life in Kosovo show will discuss the employment of children.

The Life in Kosovo TV debate broadcast discussed women in Islam

The Life in Kosovo TV debate broadcast discussed women in Islam

Amongst the subjects raised during the discussion on Friday, June 1, were how women are perceived by their families and society and the barriers and challenges a veiled woman has to face in her everyday life.

Life in Kosovo: Women and Islam

Life in Kosovo: Women and Islam

This Friday’s Life in Kosovo show will discuss women’s role in Islam and the importance of wearing a scarf.

Among the subjects to be raised in the programme will be how women are perceived by their families and society. It will also address the barriers and challenges a veiled women has to face.

Life in Kosovo Talks to Top Politicians

Life in Kosovo Talks to Top Politicians

Kosovos topical debate show is to broadcast exclusive interviews with international political figures this Friday.

The interviews featured in the programme were conducted in the United States and Britain.

Life in Kosovo: May Highlights

Life in Kosovo: May Highlights

The highlight of Life in Kosovo this month was the episode which featured exclusive interviews with Madeleine Albright, the former US Secretary of State; the three members of the Kosovo Negotiating Team, namely Fatmir Sejdiu, president of Kosovo, Agim Ceku, prime minister, Hashim Thaçi, leader of the Democratic Party of Kosovo; and Haki Abazi from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund.

"Life in Kosovo" Debates Classroom Violence

“Life in Kosovo” Debates Classroom Violence

This Friday’s Life in Kosovo will look into an alarming increase in violence among high-school students.

In the municipality of Podujeva, a student was recently caught carrying a firearm, while in Pristina rioting and knife fights between students ended up with a number hospitalised.

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