MONITORING THE MEDIA DURING
ELECTION CAMPAIGN IN KOSOVO
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08 June 2014Press Statement 02:00 PM
Prishtina, 8 June 2014 – The coalition of NGO’s “Democracy in Action” is continuing its monitoring activities of the election process in the entire territory of Kosovo. Our observers, as of 12:00 have provided the following information:
09 June 2014Press Statement - 10 AM
Prishtina, 8 June 2014 – The coalition of NGO’s “Democracy in Action” is monitoring the election process in the entire territory of Kosovo. For this process, Democracy in Action has engaged 2600 observers in the field as well as some mobile teams.
05 June 2014DiA Representatives Meet With Representatives from International Community in Kosovo
Pristina, 4 June 2014. Representatives from network of NGOs Democracy in Action meet today with the Ambassador of Norway in Kosovo Mr. Ian Brathaau and with Ms. Tanya Urquieta - USAID Kosovo Democracy and Governance Director. Representatives from Democracy in Action informed these two officials with the process of monitoring the electoral campaign and preparations of the DiA coalition regarding Election Day.
02 June 2014Early Parliamentary Elections 2014 Press Release
The main objective of “Democracy in Action” coalition of NGOs is ensuring an electoral process according to universal standards of free, fair and equal elections as well as impartial observation of electoral process that inspires the trust of citizens. The coalition Democracy in Action is observing the electoral campaign of early parliamentary elections scheduled for 8 June 2014. Democracy in Action issues the second media statement on findings and progress of electoral campaign throughout Kosovo.
26 May 2014Campaign Starts Prematurely - Public Resources Abused
As in previous elections, the coalition of non-governmental organizations, Democracy in Action (DiA) is monitoring the process of electoral preparations, including the work of election management bodies and the campaign of political parties. DiA has already engaged 60 long-term observers who are following the pre-election campaign of contending political entities, the work of the Municipal Election Commission (MEC) and is committed to recruiting observers who will monitor the Election Day.
24 May 2014DIA - completes the training process of long-term observers to monitor the election process for early parliamentary elections in 2014
The coalition of NGOs Democracy in Action in the course of monitoring activities and preparations for the electoral process has conducted training activities with long-term observers. The training aimed to build the capacity to monitor the entire electoral process on 8 June 2014 elections, including the election campaign, campaign activities before the day of elections and the process of organization and administration of the electoral process by CEC and its subordinate bodies.
13 February 2014There Are No Free Elections Without Good Intentions
Prishtina , 13 February 2014 – NGO Coalition Democracy in Action ( DiA ) in its conference held today presented the report on observation of local election 2013 titled "There Are No Free Elections Without Good Intentions." Present at the conference were the Ambassador of UK to Kosovo, Ian Cliff, the Ambassador of Norway, Jan Braathu, representatives of parliamentary political parties, representatives of the Central Election Commission and representatives of civil society and media.
[ Download Election Monitoring Report - click here]
01 December 2013DiA publishes preliminary results for the 7 major municipalities
Prishtina, 1 December 2013 - DiA publishes preliminary results for the 7 major municipalities: Pristina, Prizren, Peja, Gjakova, Gjilan, Ferizaj, South Mitrovica
01 December 2013Three incidents and several violations in the voting process
Prishtina, 1 December 2013 (14h) – The coalition of NGOs Democracy in Action (DiA) is monitoring the election process in the second round of Local Election for municipality mayors where the election runoff is taking place. Up to 12:00h, DiA observers have reported that citizens’ participation in the voting process is around 13%. The observers have reported the following incidents:
01 December 2013Press release
Prishtina, 1 December 2013 - The coalition of NGOs Democracy in Action (DiA) is monitoring the election process in the second round of Local Election for municipality mayors. Just like on the 3 November, DiA is conducting the monitoring process with 1600 observers and several mobile teams engaged.
17 November 2013Press Release (1 PM)
Mitrovica, November 17 2013 (13h) – NGO Coalition “Democracy in Action” is continuing to monitor the rivoting process in Mitrovica North. Up to 13:00, the DiA observers have reported the following information:
Until the hour of 13:00, close to 10% of the citizens have voted, as reported by our observers.
17 November 2013Press Release (9 AM)
Mitrovica, November 17 2013 – NGO Coalition “Democracy in Action” has been monitoring re-voting process in three Polling Centers of Mitrovica North. For this observation activity, DiA has engaged observers in all of these Polling Centers and had a mobile observation team.
17 November 2013Saopštenje za javnost
Mitrovica, 17 novembar 2013- Kolacija NVO, ‘’ Demokracije na Delu’’ prati proces glasanja na tri biračka mesta u severnoj Mitrovici. DnD za praćenje ovog procesa je uključila posmatrače u tri centra kao i neke mobilne ekipe.
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13 November 2013Preliminary statement concerning voting in local elections of 3 November 2013
Prishtina, November 4, 2013 -Democracy in Action (DiA) is a coalition of non-governmental organizations formed in 2007. The main objective of the monitoring coalition of NGOs “Democracy in Action " is to ensure an electoral process with best universal standards for a free, fair, equal and impartial observation of the electoral process that inspires confidence among citizens.
03 November 2013DiA publishes preliminary results for the 7 major municipalities
Prishtina, 3 November 2013 - DiA publishes preliminary results for the 7 major municipalities: Pristina, Prizren, Peja, Gjakova, Gjilan, Ferizaj, South Mitrovica
03 November 2013Press release (18 h)
Prishtina, November 3, 2013 (18 h) - Democracy in Action is monitoring the electoral process. According to reports from our observers until 18:00 PM, the progress of the electoral process is as follows:
03 November 2013Press release (14 h)
Prishtina, November 3, 2013 (14 h) - The coalition of NGOs “Democracy in Action” (DiA) is monitoring the election process in the entire territory of the Republic of Kosovo with the 1,600 observers as well as several mobile teams.
03 November 2013Press release
Prishtina, 3 November 2013 – The coalition of NGOs Democracy in Action (DiA) is monitoring the election process in the entire territory of the Republic of Kosovo with the 1600 engaged observers as well as several mobile teams.
22 October 2013Quiet campaign with a few violations of the code of conduct
Pristina, October 21, 2013 - The coalition of NGOs “Democracy in Action “(DiA) has presented the findings for the second week of the election campaign. At the press conference, it was mentioned that the campaign has been going peacefully and without any serious incidents thus far, with the exception of the north of the country.
12 October 2013DiA presents the first week report of monitoring the election campaign and media
Pristina, 12 October, 2013 - Democracy in Action (DiA) today held a press conference to introduce the first monitoring report by the first week of the election campaign under the 2013 Local Elections.
02 October 2013Democracy in Action presents the plan for Election Observation
Pristina, 02 October, 2013 - The Network of NGOs Democracy in Action (DiA) held a press conference where it presented the plan for monitoring the local elections on 03 November 2013. Present in the conference was the Ambassador of the United Kingdom in Kosovo, Ian Cliff and Norwegian Ambassador in Kosovo, Jan Braathu.
30 September 2013Artistic Performance "Protect the vote"
Pristina, September 29, 2013 –The coalition of NGOs "Democracy in Action", within the awareness raising activities to promote democratic election standards, organized in "Ibrahim Rugova" bulevard a performance with the slogan "Protect the Vote".
19 September 2013Visually impaired persons are educated on the voting process
Pristina, 17 September 2013 - With the motto “I vote on my own” Democracy in Action has organized a roundtable with visually impaired persons in the municipality of Pristina. Election rights of persons with special needs, with the focus on visually impaired persons, were discussed in the roundtable. They were informed that CEC this year additionally will offer voting ballots with Brail language to support visually impaired persons to vote independently.
18 September 2013Democacy in Action calls on citizens to become a part in decision making
17 September 2013 - The coalition of non-governmental organizations Democracy in Action is implementing a series of debates with representatives of civil society, with the aim of increasing the awareness on the importance of participating in elections, so the voice of the people of Kosovo is considered.
12 September 2013Democracy in Action implements mock elections for the new voters
September 11, 2013 – Democracy in Action, as a part of the campaign to educate voters, has begun to organize mock elections for high school pupils. These activities have been implemented with the support of Municipal Election Commissions in Kosovo municipalities, with the aim of informing the young voters on election concepts and the importance of their participation in the election.
23 August 2013DiA educates out of country voters
August 2013 - A campaign to inform out of country voters kicked off on 22nd of August. DiA placed two informational stands at the Prishtina airport and Merdare border checkpoint, distributing brochures for out of country voters as they travel out of the country. In addition, a web banner was placed in one of the most visited web portals Telegrafi to inform this group of voters. The campaign aims to increase the participation of voters in the local elections.
31 July 2013DiA advocates for inclusion of women in the election proces
Prishtinë, 30 July 2013 - Democracy in Action held a public debate with the women’s informal parliamentary group in order to discuss the inclusion of women in the electoral process.
In this debate a number of problems encountered int he previous elections wer raised, such as family voting, the low number of women int he election management bodies, low number of women observers and the low participation of women in the voting process.
29 July 2013DiA publishes the call for proposals for small grants
Democracy in Action (DiA) plans to cooperate with organizations that promote women’s rights to implement educational activities in different regions in Kosovo. DiA will support these organizations by providing 7 micro-grants in different regions of Kosovo. At least, one of the organizations will be selected amongst the minority communities. Please find attached the call for proposal, and the forms which need to be submitted in support of the application.
[ Download application forms - click here ]
26 July 2013DiA decision regarding qualifications of observers
On the meeting of 26 July 2013, Democracy in Action took a decision regarding the qualifications that long term and short term observers need to meet in order to become observers of DiA. DiA decided to place qualifications in order to have observers that show professional commitement and respect the DiA work plan, its working principles and the rules for election observation:
26 July 2013DiA board meeting
Prishtinë, 26 July 2013 - Democracy in Action (DiA) board members met on July 26 2013 to discuss the position of DiA towards the D4D resignation letter, the strategy for publication of results, final budget, CPT request for joining DiA, meeting with donors and observer qualifications.
26 July 2013DiA members met with representatives of more than 15 NGOs from the region of Prishtina
Prishtinë, 25 July 2013 - Democracy in Action Board members met with representatives of more than 15 NGOs from the region of Prishtina: Drenas, Fushe Kosove, Obiliq, Podujeva and Lipjan. During this meeting DiA invited these NGOs to participate and contribute in the monitoring of the local elections scheduled on Nov 3rd. All representatives of these NGOs expressed readiness to contribute in the observation of these elections.
24 July 2013DiA meets with SWISSCOY/KFOR
Prishtinë, 23 July 2013 - Democracy in Action (DiA) has met with the SWISSCOY/KFOR to discuss local elections scheduled on Nov 3, 2013. During this meeting, DiA informed them about the plans to observe the upcoming local elections, and the preparations that are being done to recruit and train observers.
23 July 2013DiA meets with regional partners in Ferizaj
Ferizaj, 22 July 2013 - On July 22, DiA has met with more than 15 representatives of non-governmental organizations, media and women associations from the region of Ferizaj. DiA has met with these partners in effort to mobilize them to become part of the election monitoring process.
20 July 2013Meeting with Regional partners in Prizren
Prizren, 19 July 2013 - Democracy in Action is holding meetings with partners from all areas of Kosovo, in effort to mobilize local organizations, media and women associations to become part of the observation of local elections scheduled on Nov 3, 2013.
19 July 2013Meeting of the Democracy in Action Board Members
18 July 2013, 15:00 -
Democracy in Action (DiA) board members and representatives of the DiA Secretariat met on 18 July 2013. During this meeting, the DiA board:
17 July 2013DiA – meeting with regional partners in Peja
Prishtinë, 16 July 2013 - Democracy in Action has started preparations to observe the Nov 3 local elections in Kosovo. Leaders of the DiA network have started their series of meetings with the region of Peja, in effort to mobilize civil society actors in an inclusive and representative monitoring of the election process.
10 July 2013Press Release
Prishtinë, 10 July 2013 - Democracy in Action organized a round-table discussion with the topic “Elections in Albania – Lessons learned for Kosovo”, which was attended by representatives of political entities, civil society, Central Election Commission and foreign organizations.
06 July 2013Meeting of the Board of DiA
On 5th of July 2013, the DiA board of members met to discuss the progress with donors, new members in DiA, regional coordinators, plans for the NDI/USAID project, and final budget for election monitoring.
23 June 2013Parliamentary elections of 23rd of June in Albania
Tiranë, 23 qershor 2013 -With the support of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), DiA deployed 8 short term observers for the parliamentary elections of 23rd of June in Albania. The main goal of this observation mission was to conduct an analysis of the pilot projects on the use of election technology in Albania, and to draft a brief report about the possibilities of using such technology in Kosovo in the future.
[ Here you can download full report ]
28 September 2011Be part of the Constitution amending proccess!
Prishtina, 28 September 2011 – Democracy in Action in co-operation with the parliamentary Committee for amending the Constitution today launched the campaign to precizely and on time inform the citizens regarding the amendment of the Constitution as well as to increase their awareness on the effects of this process. Also, this campaign will aim at ensuring active participation of citizens and the latter’s contribution during public consultations that will be organised in 11 cities around Kosovo.
06 July 2011Democracy in Action – part of the Working Group on Elections
Pristina, July 06 2011, On Wednesday Kosovo Assembly, respectively the ad-hoc Parliamentary Committee on Amending of the General Election Law established the Working Group on Elections (WGO). By decision of this committee, Democracy in Action representative ie leader of the coalition Mr. Ismet Kryeziu, was selected as one of twenty members that constitute this committee. WGO members voted for Ms. Valdete Daka as the Chairperson of the Group.
15 April 2011Lessons Learned from the 2010 Parliamentary Elections & The Needs for an Electoral Reform
Pristina, 15 April 2011 – Coalition of NGOs “Democracy in Action” organized a Post Election Conference with the topic “Lessons Learned from the 2010 Parliamentary Elections & The Needs for an Electoral Reform”; where the discussion was headed toward the election process in general and the best practices for a more substantial and comprehensive election reform.
29 March 2011Workshop: “Civil Society Organizations input on the Draft Report on Parliamentary Election Monitoring Report 2010 and the need for an Election Reform”
Prishtinë, 29 March 2011, Democracy in Action on Tuesday organized a workshop on the topic “Civil Society Organizations input on the Draft Report on Parliamentary Election Monitoring Report 2010 and the need for an Election Reform”. In this workshop participants from civil society organizations, local and regional experts discussed regarding the Draft Report on 2010 Parliamentary Elections Monitoring as well as for the Electoral Legislation Amendments Analysis.
24 January 2011Preliminary results [ 23:00 ]
Prishtinë, 23 January 2011 – Coalition of NGOs Democracy in Action during all day has observed re-voting process in Municipality of Mitrovica.
Irregularities recorded during the counting process based on the data received from our observers are as follows:
24 January 2011Press Release [ 18:00 ]
Prishtinë, 23 January 2011- Coalition of NGOs Democracy in Action is observing voting process in the Municipality of Mitrovica with 130 static observers and 20 mobile teams observers. During the reporting period Democracy in Action recorded the following irregularity.
23 January 2011Press Release [ 14:00 ]
Prishtinë, 23 January 2011- Coalition of NGOs Democracy in Action is continuing with monitoring of the voting process in Municipality of Mitrovica with approximately 130 static observers and 20 mobile teams observers..
Based on the data provided by the field observers, during the voting process were recorded the following irregularities:
23 January 2011Press Release [ 10:00 ]
Prishtinë, 23 January 2011- Coalition of NGOs Democracy in Action is observing voting process in the Municipality of Mitrovica with 130 static observers and 20 mobile teams observers.
Our observers have reported that all polling stations are opened and voting process has started in time. During the reporting period were not recorded any irregularity.
10 January 2011Preliminary statement concerning the process of voting in Municipalities of Skenderajt, Drenasit, Deçanit and in two voting centres in Malishevë and Lipjan
Democracy in Action is coalition of Kosovar nongovernmental organizations. It was established on 2007, most of them had previous experience in monitoring of the elections. Democracy in Action supports promotion of the free and fair elections as essential part of a democratic society. Main aim of the Democracy in Action is to ensure election process based on international standards and political leadership that inspires trust amongst citizens.
10 January 2011Press Release [ 23 o’clock ]
Prishtinë, 9 January 2011, - Coalition of NGOs Democracy in Action continues monitored the voting process in the municipalities of Skenderajt, Drenasit, Deçanit and in two polling stations in Malishevë and Lipjan.
Download here preliminary rezults
10 January 2011Press Release [ 18:00 o’clock ]
Prishtinë, 9 January 2011 – Coalition of NGOs Democracy in Action continues with monitoring of the voting process in the municipalities of Skenderajt, Drenasit, Deçanit and in two polling stations in Malishevë and Lipjan.
09 January 2011Press Release [ 14:30 o’clock ]
Prishtinë, 9 January 2011, after broadcast of the press conference of the Democracy in Action at 14:00 o’clock, regarding the irregularities that occurred during the voting process, observers of Democracy in Action started to be threatened.
09 January 2011Press Release [ 12:00 o'clock ]
Prishtinë, 9 January 2011 – Coalition of NGOs Democracy in Action continues with monitoring of the voting process in the municipalities of Skenderajt, Drenasit, Deçanit and in two polling stations in Malishevë and Lipjan.
As reported by the field observers till 12:00 o clock voted:
09 January 2011Press Release [ 08:00 o’clock ]
Pristina, January 9, 2011 - The coalition of NGOs Democracy in Action is monitoring the revoting process in the municipalities of Skenderaj, Drenas, Decani and two pooling centers in the Lipjan Malishevë.
As reported by our observers on the field, up to 8:00AM all polling stations opened on time, except for the polling station 2114b/01r, where there was a delay of 15 minutes, apparently because of the delay Commissioners.
14 December 2010Press Conference
Prishtinë, 14 December 2010 – Coalition of NGOs Democracy in Action has presented the data received from coalition field observers on 12 December parliamentary elections voting day. The chairperson of the Democracy in Action Ismet Kryeziu emphasized that during the day collected most of the forms from the polling stations and after the verification and analysis general findings were concluded, which constitutes:
13 December 2010Press Release
The coalition of NGOs Democracy in Action is monitoring the elections in all of Kosovo’s poll stations. More than 5,000 elections monitors will be engaged across Kosovo to ensure free and fair elections.
All polling stations are now open, despite a few delays due to problems in the delivery of sensitive materials.
10 December 2010Press Conference
Prishtina, 10 December 2010 Democracy in Action (DiA) coalition of Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs) at a press conference presented its data on how the electoral campaign for parliamentary elections of 12 December 2010 went on.
Download prezentation for period: 01 – 09 december 2010
09 December 2010Press Conference
Prishtinë, 8 December 2010 – Coalition of NGOs Democracy in Action condemns the murder of the Municipal Election Commission (MEC) member of Leposaviq Sevko Salkovic and injury of the other member of the MEC Edin Islamovic, from unknown persons.
09 December 2010Press Conference
Prishtinë, 8 December 2010 – as part of the visits of diplomatic missions, German Ambassador Hans–Dieter Steinbach and Swiss Ambassador Lukas Berlinger visited the Coalition of NGOs Democracy in Action. During this visit, representatives of the Democracy in Action informed Ambassadors about the Strategy of the Coalition for monitoring the 12 December parliamentary elections.
07 December 2010Press Conference
Coalition of NGOs Democracy in Action was visited today by the Italian Ambassador Michael Luis Giffoni and Charge de Affaires of the United Kingdom Embassy Anna Jackson. During this visit, representatives of the diplomatic missions were informed with preparation that Democracy in Action is undertaking in order to monitor the process of 12 December parliamentary elections.
07 December 2010Coalition of NGOs Democracy in Action met with Acting President of Kosova Dr. Jakup Krasniqin
Prishtinë 6 December 2010 – representatives of NGOs Democracy in Action met today with Acting President of Republic of Kosova Dr. Jakup Krasniqi.
Representatives of Democracy in Action informed the President about preparations that coalition is undertaking for monitoring the process of 12 December parliamentary elections.
04 December 2010Press Release
Today US Ambassador in Kosova Mr. Christopher Dell visited the Coalition of NGOs-se Democracy in Action. During his visit, Mr. Dell was informed with preparation that Democracy in Action is undertaking in order to monitor the process of 12 December parliamentary elections.
04 December 2010Press Conference
Today French acting Ambassador in Kosova Mr. Philippe Dupont visited the Coalition of NGOs-se Democracy in Action. During his visit, Mr. Dupont was informed with preparation that Democracy in Action is undertaking in order to monitor the process of 12 December parliamentary elections.
02 December 2010Press Release
Democracy in Action (DiA) expresses concern with incident occurred in the village Zhur, Municipality of Prizren, during the election campaign of the AAK and List “Ibrahim Rugova” that took place at 19:00 hours.
01 December 2010Press Release
“Democracy in Action” coalition of NGOs (DiA), during the media conference held on 1 December 2010 has informed the public opinion on the Monitoring Strategy of the 12 December 2010 Parliamentary Elections.
24 November 2010Preliminary election results for mayor of Rahovec
Media StatementOn Sunday, November 21, around 10:00 pm, Democracy in Action provided preliminary results of the mayoral election in Rahovec. These preliminary results were collected by phone from monitors each of the 71 polling stations, and the results tabulated were entered in central data base for the election...
23 November 2010Preliminary report regarding the election process for mayoral elections in Municipality of Rahovec
Prishtinë, 23 November 2010 – The network of non governmental organizations “democracy in action” has monitored the election process of the extraordinary elections for Mayor of Rahovec organized on 21 November 2010. During the monitoring of the election process, Democracy in Action engaged 71 observers in all polling stations and few mobile monitoring teams...
[ Download preliminar report here ]
18 November 2010"Democracy in Action" promotes Action Strategy for Monitoring of December 12th Elections
Domestic NGOs Coalition “Democracy in Action” promoted Action Strategy
for Monitoring of December 12th Elections and started Trainings for Long Term Observers (LTOs) for these elections. In front of a panel consisted of German and Swisss Ambassadors, the representatives of UK Embassy and USAID in Kosovo...
05 November 2010Democracy in Action starts to educate the voters
Peja, 5 November 2010 - "Democracy in Action" network of Non Government Organisations (NGOs), with the support of Balkan Trust for Democracy (BTD) and the British Embassy, organised a roundtable to discuss some of the most important issues that have been amended in the Law on Elections and in order to encourage...
05 November 2010Democracy in Action meets students from Peja
Peja, 5 November 2010 - "Democracy in Action" network of Non Government Organisations (NGOs), with the support of Balkan Trust for Democracy (BTD) and the British Embassy, has organised an opened meeting with students from the Faculty of Applied Business Sciences on Friday in Peja, to discuss the amendments to the Law...
28 October 2010Democracy in Action positively evaluates the removal of Article 120 paragraph 1 C for the imposition of fines for observer organisations from the Law on General Elections
Pristina, 28 October 2010 - "Democracy in Action" network of Non Government Organisations (NGOs) assesses the principle change of Amendment 15 Article 120.1, Paragraph C - which provides for the imposition of fines for monitoring organisations (from the sector of Civil Society Organisations - CSO) of the electoral process, on Thursday by the Assembly of Kosovo.
25 October 2010Democracy in Action is committed to reforming the electoral legislation
Pristina, October 26, 2010 - "Democracy in Action" network of Non Government Organisations (NGOs) in partnership with the Kosova Civil Society Foundation (KCSF), and supported by Balkan Trust for Democracy and the British Embassy, on Tuesday organised a workshop with representatives from the civil society to discuss some of the most important matters deriving from the Law on General Elections.