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Bota Sot (English: World Today) is a daily newspaper from Kosovo, originally published by members of the Kosovo diaspora in Switzerland.

Bota Sot
Bota Sot Newspaper logo.jpg
TypeDaily newspaper
FormatTabloid
Owner(s)Media Print
PublisherMazrekaj Media[1]
EditorIdriz Morina[1]
Staff writers45
Founded1995
Political alignmentPro: LDK, Rugovism, PDSH, Sali Berisha
HeadquartersZürich, Prishtina
Circulation13.000 Daily
Websitewww.botasot.info

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Bota Sot is published by Media Print and is owned by Xhevdet Mazrekaj, a diaspora businessman. The newspaper was published for the first time in 1995, and initially solely published abroad. The paper editorially supports the Democratic Party of Albania and has supported two previous presidents of Kosovo from that party, Ibrahim Rugova and Sali Berisha.[2]

A number of the newspaper's journalists have been assassinated. Xhemail Mustafa, a journalist and advisor to President Rugova, was assassinated in November, 2000. Bota Sot journalist Bekim Kastrati was assassinated in October, 2001, along with two other men who were in his car at the time, in the village of Lauša, near Prishtina.[3]Bardhyl Ajeti wrote daily editorials for Bota Sot, supporting the anticrime campaign of international authorities in arresting former members of the Kosova Liberation Army (KLA).[4] He was shot by unidentified assassins in June 2005.[5]

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  1. ^ a b Editorial
  2. ^ "Attacks on the Press in 2001 - Yugoslavia". United Nations High Commission for Refugees. February 2002. Archived from the original on 18 October 2012. Retrieved 15 May 2011. the Geneva-based Bota Sot, supports politician Ibrahim Rugova and his leading ethnic Albanian party, the Democratic Alliance of Kosovo.
  3. ^ "Attacks on the Press in 2001 - Yugoslavia". United Nations High Commission for Refugees. February 2002. Archived from the original on 18 October 2012. Retrieved 15 May 2011. Bekim Kastrati, Bota Sot KILLED (motive unconfirmed) Kastrati, an ethnic Albanian journalist for the Albanian-language daily Bota Sot, was shot on October 19 at around 8 p.m. in the village of Lausa, west of the provincial capital, Pristina, along with two other men who were riding in his car at the time.
  4. ^ "Bardhyl Ajeti". CPJ. Retrieved 8 May 2011. Ajeti wrote daily editorials for Bota Sot..supported international authorities who arrested former members of the Kosova Liberation Army (KLA) as part of a broader anticrime campaign,...
  5. ^ "IHF report 2006 - Human rights in OSCE region" (PDF). 2006. pp. 362–363. Retrieved 8 May 2011. On 25 June, Bardhyl Ajeti, a prominent journalist of one of the major Kosovo newspapers, died of gunshot wounds he had sustained on 3 June: he was shot by unidentified assassins while traveling to-ward Prishtina from his home town of Gnjilane.

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