BIRN Fellowship Alumnus Selvije Bajrami Wins Journalism Prize

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Bajrami was awarded in December in the UN Development Programme in Kosovo’s eighth annual Awards for Best Journalistic Stories that contribute to the fight against corruption in Kosovo.

Bajrami, a journalist for the Zeri daily and alumnus of the Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence and BIRN Summer School of Investigative Reporting, was honoured in the print category of the awards for stories published or aired in 2013.

Awards also  went to Jehona Zhitia from Radio and Television of Kosovo (RTK) for the best TV story; Serbeze Haxhiaj from Radio Kosova for best radio story; Parim Olluri from Jeta në Kosovë for best online story, and Vehbi Kajtazi from Koha Ditore daily newspaper.

The awards aim to recognise the efforts of journalists to expose corruption issues and are presented annually on International Anti-Corruption Day, December 9.