What we do
Kosovo 2.0 is a pioneering independent media organization that engages society in insightful discussion. Through our print and online magazines, debates and advocacy initiatives, we are dedicated to deepening the understanding of current affairs in Kosovo, the region and beyond. Context is our cornerstone and without it true understanding of what’s going on around us is not possible.
Working in three languages — Albanian, English and Serbian — and with cutting-edge design and presentation, our contributors take part in global discussions, providing new perspectives to contemporary, international narratives regarding culture, arts, politics, people and society.
Established in 2010, initially as Kosovo’s very first blogging platform, K2.0 has evolved rapidly. Today, we work as an institute of journalism, creative production, human rights advocacy, media freedoms, and inclusive participation.
Our regular staff is formed by a team of 17 people, but those making K2.0 happen are in reality counted in hundreds. Together with our dozens of freelance writers, photographers, journalists, videographers, thinkers, activists, challengers, doers, and creative people that make things happen, K2.0 is reshaping Kosovo’s media landscape, while enabling our audiences to think beyond the news and search outside the box.
K2.0 print magazine
Born in 2011 at a time when print media was globally in decline, K2.0’s print magazine collection was launched just a year after the birth of our blogging platform. The first print edition of our magazine, Image, challenged the identity of a society long represented internationally as that of a war-torn, corruption-based country.
We followed up our first edition with Corruption, Religion, Sex, Public Space, Balkart, Migration, Sports, Green Issue and ’90s; a collection of slow journalism, explanatory pieces and the best photography that now continues in its full force online.
K2.0’s magazine design — by the creative minds of the Amsterdam-based studio Van Lennep and with important contributions from various Kosovar graphic designers — won bronze at the 2014 European Design Awards.
Visit our Print section to find out more about each of our editions and to purchase our ten-issue collection or individual copies (we’ve got stock!). And don’t forget that although this collection is over, print is not dead…
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Work with K2.0
Sorry, we do not currently have any open staff vacancies at K2.0.
However, If you want to contribute to K2.0 through a blog or perspective, or if you are a freelance journalist, photographer or videomaker and want to pitch an idea, contact us at email@example.com with the subject “Content Pitch.”
Kosovo 2.0 offers internship opportunities as part of our Professional Journalism Shadowing Program. Through this part-time internship program, K2.0 offers professional journalistic experience to newly graduated journalists or journalism students that are nearing the end of their studies.
All interns are personally mentored by a K2.0 staff journalist throughout the five-month program.
We will be accepting new applications in early 2019. Please check back for further updates.
K2.0 Open House
In the past, K2.0 has organized many different activities, from blogging workshops and discussions on our print magazine themes to big parties with local bands and international DJs — we’ve even led advocacy campaigns. Until recently, our events have always taken place in other venues, but now we have our very own house and we want to share it with you.
We’ve opened the doors of our new Prishtina city center venue, a place to foster creative thinking, active citizenship and new ideas.
While we organize our own events, we’re open to collaborative ideas and to support events that have a public interest; it may be open discussions, small format concerts, creative events, conferences, workshops, presentations, press conferences, or something else entirely — whether you’re an individual, a business or a non-profit organization, get in touch to discuss your ideas. We’re also open to others using our venue independently from us, if that’s what you’re looking for.
Send a brief summary of your idea to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “K2.0 House” and we’ll follow up.
K2.0 for your rights
K2.0 is media organization with a human rights perspective. We believe that as a media we have a social responsibility to provide information as a public service, in order to create a strong, free and democratic society. We use our media production to put issues that matter at the forefront of public attention; we also work towards a more equal society.
K2.0 is especially active in the field of defending and protecting freedom of speech and freedom of press. As part of the Press Council of Kosovo, we fight for a media with the highest ethical standards. The Press Council is based on the principles of freedom of speech, the right of citizens to be duly and completely informed and the respect for the Press Code of Kosovo. The board meets on a monthly basis to discuss and adjudicates on complaints.
In 2014, K2.0 joined the Press Council of Kosovo and Cohu to produce the first report on the status of media freedom in Kosovo according to the indicators of the Council of Europe. This report sheds light on the conditions in which Kosovar journalists work, and it’s the first of its kind to be elaborated by local actors. Download the report here.
The same year, K2.0 launched the campaign #KosovoWantsToPlay, an innovative and international advocacy campaign with the main goal of lobbying for the fundamental rights of Kosovar athletes to participate in international competitions. The campaign obtained considerable support in Kosovo and abroad, especially through social media.
Since 2016, K2.0 has been part of the Equal Rights for All coalition, a joint initiative by seven organizations led by the European Centre for Minority Issues, which fights for the defense of human rights.