KoSSev portal celebrates its fifth anniversary

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The KoSSev portal is celebrating its five-year anniversary today since its establishment.

The first news „Vulin: Enable the arrested Serbs to defend themselves from freedom“ was published on February 7th, 2014. The last, 17,715th, news published on our portal was the English version of the news „One out of five million in Gracanica this week“.

The most read article in these five years was „Special units in the North: Hoti denies“.

We wrote, among other things, about the Brussels process of the dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina, major court processes, including Oliver Ivanovic’s trials, and the trials of the Drenica group, the assassination of Oliver Ivanovic, the burning of cars, Special court and about the local self-government. We report on what decision makers in Belgrade and Pristina are talking about Kosovo and, as they say, we monitor diplomatic and lobbying activities in Pristina and Belgrade regarding the Kosovo issue. A dialogue between Serbian and Albanian intellectuals is also taking place on our portal. The portal monitors the Kosovo press and we also publish news in English. We opened the door for citizens to write on our portal and we write about the stories of our fellow citizens. They lead a hard life, but they also achieve successes.

The KoSSev editorial offices were shot at on June 14th, 2015, and our car was set on fire on November 24th of the same year, there were several physical and verbal assaults on our journalists, the family of our editor received threatening letters and messages right before the elections, there were several hacker attacks and frequent hacking attempts, and several institutional pressures, both from Kosovo and from Serbian institutions.

Nevertheless, the portal enjoys the trust, as an objective and professional media outlet, of the local community, but also the wider public, including the region and the international public.

We have nearly one million eight hundred thousand readers today, over 37 million views and there is almost no country in the world in which we did not have at least one reader.

The editorial board of KoSSev won the „Dusan Bogavac“ award for ethics and courage and the editor Tatjana Lazarevic was elected as the person of the year by the weekly magazine „Vreme“in 2018.

 

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