A major complaint about today’s journalism is the glaring partiality when reporting everyday news. From all indications, it seems like news media in the modern era do not care about hiding their biases and reporting the news objectively. This attitude has led to a situation where major news houses solely cater to audiences on different political spectrums. It was this chaos a group of independent journalists saw and decided to do something about. Lajmi.net is their solution to the lack of objectivity in modern journalism.
Lajmi.net is a news organization established by a team of professional journalists with the goal of seeking to promote a new alternative in the era of online media on the basis of diversity and impartiality. The organization, which came into being on September 13, 2013, is a liberal media focused substantively on addressing the most pressing political, social and economic issues, through textual and visual content. Nine years since its establishment, Lajmi.net has managed to bring to its readers and viewers creative visual content through the video news segment, an innovation in the media market in Kosovo.
Lajmi.net took a short break from creating video content but is back with full force. The organization announced its comeback into the video content market with video projects and daily stories on a variety of topics. Its documentary, PASOJË, is a groundbreaking project that tells the stories of the Kosovar men who were raped during the Kosovo War. In PASOJË, men who had suffered in silence for over two decades because of the stigma attached to rape boldly narrate their stories and ordeal for the first time ever. This revolutionary project was ably put together by Lajmi.net’s team of journalists and medical professionals. Its other video content is a project of short stories focusing on the story of different people in Kosovo and Mirage, a show about showbiz.
Through its daily stories, Lajmi.net also addresses various topics like socio-economic situation of the citizens of Kosovo, various historical and natural curiosities, and tourism potential. It further gauges citizens’ opinions on important processes in Kosovo in order to promote their participation in decision-making, promoting people with interesting talents and skills.
Since its establishment, Lajmi.net has conducted research and reporting on various events of great importance that have had an impact on political and social life in Kosovo. The organization’s major focus is to be a liberal and alternative media offering impartial takes on development and constructive approach in examining divisive issues in the society. Celebrating a decade since its establishment, Lajmi.net is ready to bring to readers a new way of doing journalism, in terms of the dynamics of online media by paying special attention to professionalism and standards of journalism at work.