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The refutation shall be published within k 8 days of receipt of the relevant demand in the case of daily newspapers on the same page where the defamation and insult was published, in the next issue of a periodical or a telegraph agency and within eight 8 days in the same manner or at the same time of day in case of broadcast information. Article 2 Interpretation of the Law 2. Objective of the law. Article 3 Definitions The terms used in this Law have the following meaning: The limitation period for filing a request for compensation under this Law is three 3 months from the day that the allegedly injured person knew or should have known of the expression and the identity of the author, and shall in any event not exceed one 1 year from the day that the expression was made public.

Compliance with remedial orders or instructions by a Press Council or relevant regulatory body shall be considered as a mitigating circumstance in determining any non-material compensation.

Laws of Ahtisari package. Interpretation of the provisions in this Article for right of reply shall be in accordance with recommendations adopted by the Council of Europe.

The court shall determine whether the offer or provision by the defendant of a right of reply, correction, retraction, or apology was a sufficient remedy to satisfy the complaint, and whether such remedy may constitute a mitigating circumstance in any assessment of amount of damages. A procedure that relates to the matter regulated by this Law that has been commenced and not disposed in a legally valid manner upon the date of the entry into force of this Law shall be continued in accordance with the law that was in force at the time when the proceeding was commenced.

No one shall be liable for defamation and insult for a statement on a matter of public concern if they establish that it was reasonable in all the circumstances for a person in their position to have disseminated the material in good faith, taking into account the importance of freedom of expression with respect to matters of public concern to receive timely information relating to such matters.


No defendant in a defamatory or insulting action under this law shall be required to reveal a confidential source of information.

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Article 8 Opinions No one shall be liable for defamation and insult for a statement which the court assesses to be a statement of opinion, on the condition that the opinion is expressed in good faith and has some foundation in fact.

Article 18 Protection of sources Compensation shall be proportional to the harm caused and shall be awarded solely with the purpose of redressing the harm done to the reputation of the person or to compensate for any demonstrable actual financial loss or material harm.

The amount of compensation for non-material harm, or harm which cannot be quantified in monetary terms, caused by defamation shall be determined by the court taking into account the seriousness of the defamation and the financial resources of the defendant.

Such actions may include seeking a remedy from the publisher of an allegedly defamatory or insulting expression and filing a claim with any appropriate regulatory body such as The Independent Media Commission or self-regulatory body such as Press Kosves.

Interpretation of the Law. Speech of the ex-Prime Minister.

The objective of this law is to regulate civil liability for defamation and insult while ensuring: Article 16 Injunctions Obligation to Mitigate Harm. Compensation for insult may only be awarded in case the persons referred to in Article 5. Permanent court orders to prohibit the dissemination or further dissemination may only be applied to the specific expression found to be defamatory or insulting and to the specific author or mass medium making or disseminating the expression.

Article 15 Compensation for insult No one shall be liable for defamation and insult for a statement of which he or she was not the author, editor, or publisher and where he or she did not know and had no reason to believe that what he or she did contributed to the dissemination of the defamatory and insulting statement.


Given o shall not be liable under this law if the defendant shows that they were made in any of the following circumstances: In making a determination kosives compensation, the court is obliged to have regard for all of kosovds circumstances of the case, particularly any measures undertaken by the persons referred to in Article 5.

In all actions for defamation and insult, except those involving matters of public concern, the defendant shall carry the burden of proving the veracity of an impugned statement, and a finding by the court that the statement of facts is substantially true shall absolve the defendant of any liability. Article 10 Koodi Immunity No one shall be mosoves for defamation and insult for a statement made in the performance of a legal, moral or social duty relating to a matter in respect of which the defendant and those to whom the defendant published the statement had a common corresponding interest, unless the claimant can show that the statement was made with malice.

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If defamation and insult is made through a mass medium, compulsory, it shall be refuted in the same mass medium and be given the pena prominence. Should the allegedly injured person die after the commencement but before the termination of the proceedings, his or her first-degree heir may continue the proceedings on behalf of the deceased if the heir files a request to the court, within three 3 months from the day of the death of the allegedly injured person. For media which can be said to publish on a continuous basis, such as web sites on the internet, publication at one location, in one form shall be considered to be a single publication.

At the request of the complainant, the medium in question shall be obliged to make public the reply which the complainant has submitted. No one shall be liable for defamation and insult for a statement which the court assesses to be a statement of opinion, on the condition that the opinion is expressed in good faith and has some foundation in fact.

Where the defamation or insult relates to a matter of public concern or the injured person is or was a public official or is a candidate for public office, there may only be responsibility for defamation or insult if the author knew that the information was false or acted in reckless disregard of its veracity.

Compensation for actual financial loss or material harm caused by a defamatory statement shall be awarded by the court only where that loss is specifically established. Public officials may file a request for compensation of harm for defamation or insult privately and exclusively in their personal capacity. By way of exception, the publication of the reply may be refused or edited by the medium in the following cases: No adverse inference shall be drawn from the fact that a defendant in a defamatory or insulting action under this law refuses to reveal a confidential source of information.

Article 19 Competent Court The Competent Court shall decide for claims for defamation and insult filed in accordance with this Law. Article 21 Entry into Force The present law shall enter into force after adoption by the Assembly of Kosova on the date of its promulgation by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General. The persons referred to in Article 5. Article 13 Right of reply