Feb 242011
 
 February 24, 2011  Posted by  Non-U.S.

Balkan Insight writes:

Ambassador Dell has sent an open letter to Kosovo’s Independent Media Commission, IMC, calling on it to investigate whether the country’s press code of conduct had been violated.

Dell asked the IMC in Pristina to look at whether Kohavision, a private television station, broke the code of conduct by broadcasting him talking on the phone at a Kosovo Assembly session on the day it was electing a president.

Dell was recorded in the hall of the assembly talking on the phone during the break between the second and third rounds of the vote. The vote ended with the election of Behgjet Pacolli as President.

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“Express” responded by saying the publication of the SMSs was not a wiretap. “The photos were not taken in a private environment of Pacolli, Dell or Puskar but in the premises of the Kosovo Assembly,” the newspaper said. The paper said that publishing the photos [of SMS messages] ensured its readers were better informed.

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