Selvije Bajrami, a journalist from Pristina who participated in the 2011 Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence, wins a United Nations’ journalism award.
Bajrami took first prize in the print category of the Anti-Corruption Journalism Award
Pristina-based journalist and 2011 fellow Selvije Bajrami won first prize in the print category of the Anti-Corruption Journalism Award, sponsored by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in cooperation with the Association of Professional Journalists (AGPK) and the Kosovo Anti-Corruption Agency.
Bajrami was awarded for her print work for Kosovan daily newspaper Zeri; second prize went to Parim Olluri, a journalist working for Koha Ditore, another daily paper. The awards were announced during a ceremony held in Pristina on December 9, 2011.
The first prize in the television category went to Arta Avdiu from Radio Television Kosovo and second to Kastriot Jahaj from the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN).
Shengjyl Osmani, also from BIRN, won first prize for best news article.
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Selvije Bajrami is a Pristina-based journalist who participated in the 2011 Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence.
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