Nuhi Bytyçi

Pristina | Date: December 14 and 15, 2021 | Duration: 372 minutes

From the car, we filmed those images of destroyed objects and the artisan shops in the center of Skenderaj near the bus station. Then we went to the offices of the Human Rights Council in Skenderaj, where Ajnishahe Halimi was.


I said, ‘Ajnishahe, I need a phone to send some information to the Albanian Television,’ and she said, ‘Please, Nuhi, don’t use the phone because the police have been monitoring us, and after a long interruption, they’ve allowed us to use it. After the intervention of international humanitarian organizations, they restored our phone service,’ and she said, ‘but you are putting us at risk, they might cut off our phone again.’ I said, ‘I will send a short report.’ I sent a report to the Albanian Television, and I openly mentioned that the Kosovo Liberation Army, in its positions in Likoc and Llaushë, was resisting the Serbian military police forces.


So, when I met Rexha [Rexhep Selimi] a few days later, he said, ‘Well done,’ he said,  ‘you passed the test, Nuhi. Now you have my full support to film and report from the war zones.’

Anita Susuri (Interviewer), Renea Begolli (Camera)

Nuhi Bytyçi was born in 1955 in Shkozë, Municipality of Malisheva. He studied Albanian Language and Literature at the University of Prishtina. He holds a master’s degree in communication and journalism. He has been a journalist and editor at Prishtina Television. During the Kosovo War in 1998-1999, he led the television team in the war zones, presenting on Albanian Television (TVSH) and international television networks such as BBC, CNN, AP, and Euronews. After the war, Nuhi Bytyçi and his team produced many documentary films. He has published his memoirs titled The Book of War and the monograph Gazmend Zajmi – A Life for Kosovo. He currently lives with his family in Prishtina.