WHAT THEY DO
Kosovo 2.0 is a pioneering independent media organization that engages society in insightful discussion. Through their print and online magazines, debates and advocacy initiatives, they are dedicated to deepening the understanding of current affairs in Kosovo, the region and beyond. Context is their cornerstone and without it true understanding of what’s going on around is not possible.
Working in three languages — Albanian, English and Serbian — and with cutting-edge design and presentation, their 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, they work as an institute of journalism, creative production, human rights advocacy, media freedoms, and inclusive participation.
They regular staff is formed by a team of 22 people, but those making K2.0 happen are in reality counted in hundreds. Together with their 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.
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 their 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.
They followed up their 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 their Print section to find out more about each of their editions and to purchase their ten-issue collection or individual copies (they’ve got stock!). And don’t forget that although this collection is over, print is not dead…