|Updated: 15-Oct-2003||Who is who?|
Chief Editor, Koha Ditore, Kosovo
Veton Surroi, born 1961 in Prishtina, presently the publisher of the most important kosovar daily "KOHA Ditore".
Graduated at the Faculty of Philosophy and Literature of the UNAM in Mexico City, worked as a journalist in the Albanian language daily "Rilindja".
Founder of the first opposition group in Kosova, the local chapter of the UJDI (Association of a Yugoslav Democratic Initiative) in 1989, founder of the first Independent Trade Unions of Kosova in 1989, founder and editor in chief of the independent weekly KOHA (1990) and later of the daily KOHA Ditore (1997), president of the second strongest political party in Kosova (PPK) in the period 1991-1992. One of the leading member of the kosovar Albanian negotiating groups, including the Rambouillet and Paris talks (1999).
Recipient of the IFJ Annual award for journalism (2000), NED Award for Democracy and the Geunzen Award for Freedom of Holland.