Online Media

Kosovo's online media has undergone a remarkable transformation in recent years. Thanks to nearly universal internet access (99.55%) and widespread smartphone use (98.79%), online platforms, primarily in the form of news portals, have gained significant traction. Approximately 45% of Kosovo's population now turns to these online sources for information. This shift toward digital media has changed the way news is developed and disseminated, challenging journalists and media outlets to adapt. However, it has also raised issues concerning information accuracy and journalistic integrity. Prominent social media networks like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube are major sources of information, used by 65% of the population. However, the online media environment grapples with challenges like ‘copy-paste’ news, sensationalism driven by click-bait titles, and a notable absence of professional standards. As a result, navigating the digital information landscape becomes more complex, demanding critical thinking and a discerning eye to sift through what is presented as news.

  • Project by
    Global Media Registry
    Funded by European Union