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Abit Hoxha is a researcher at the Institute of Nordic and Media Studies at University of Agder in Norway. He is currently working on his PhD titled Conflict News Production at LMU Munich, Germany where he is focusing on comparing journalistic news production in Western Balkans, Middle East and Great Lakes through reconstructing news coverage with journalists to find out influences on news production and how news comes into being. He holds a MSc from Durham Global Security Institute at Durham University in UK as well as an MA on Journalism from the Kosovo Institute of Journalism and Communication and BA degree in Political Science from the University of Prishtina. Originally from Kosovo, Abit is engaged in both academic discussions and research of transitional societies as well as in training journalists on sensitive reporting. He has worked in several research projects in relation to dealing with the past including research on narratives of the second world war in history books in Kosovo which was published as a report “Fostering a Critical Account of History in Kosovo: Engaging with History Teacher’s Narratives of the Second World War.” Prior to joining LMU Munich, he worked for UNDP, UNFAO, World Bank, UNWomen and Civil Society in Kosovo. Prior to joining UiA, he worked in the FP7 funded project INFOCORE at the LMU Munich. 



Selected publications

  • Hoxha, A., & Andresen, K. (2019). The Development of Roles in Kosovo: From Fixers to Journalists. Journalism Studies20(12), 1732-1746.
  • Gonen, Y., & Hoxha, A. (2019). Interactions between Journalists Located in Different Sides of a Conflict: A Comparative Study of Two Conflict Zones. Journalism Studies, 1-18.
  • Hoxha, A. (2019). Investigative Journalism. The International Encyclopedia of Journalism Studies, 1-6.
  • Hanitzsch, T., & Hoxha, A. (2018). Journalism of War and Conflict: Generic and Conflict-Related Influences on News Production. In Media in War and Armed Conflict (pp. 169-190). Routledge.
  • Hoxha, A., & Hanitzsch, T. (2017). How conflict news comes into being: Reconstructing ‘reality’through telling stories. Media, War & Conflict, 1750635217727313.
  • Hoxha, A and Andresen, K. (2017). Training Journalists in times of transition: the case of Kosovo. Journalism Education. Vol. 6. Nr. 2. P. 37- 47.
  • Dilellio, A., Fridman, O., Herzigonja, S and Hoxha, A. (2017) Fostering a Critical Account of History in Kosovo: Engaging with History Teacher’s Narratives of the Second World War. Oral History Kosova Initiative
  • Andresen, K., Hoxha, A., & Godole, J. (2017). New Roles for Media in the Western Balkans: A study of transitional journalism. Journalism Studies, 18(5), 614-628.
  • Hoxha, A., Andersen, K., and Hoxha-Dobrunaj, A. (2016). Journalists in Kosovo: Country Report. Worlds of Journalism Study: https://epub.ub.unimuenchen.de/31986/7/Abit_Hoxha_Kenneth_Andresen_%26_Arbesa_Hoxha-Dobrunaj__Journalists_in_Kosovo.pdf
  • Jungblut, M. and Hoxha, A. (2016) Journalistic self-censorship in post conflict societies: a qualitative perspective on the news production in Serbia, Kosovo and Macedonia. Media, War & Conflict 1–17
  • Hoxha, A., Ahmeti, A., & Musliu, A. (2015). Russian Influence in the Western Balkans. Carrot or Stick?. Russia in the Balkans. Threat or Opportunity?, 61.
  • Hanitzsch, T. & Hoxha, A. (2014). News Production: Theory and Conceptual Framework. Generic and Conflict influences on the news production process. INFOCORE WP1 Working Paper. LMU
  • Hanitzsch, T. & Hoxha, A. (2015). Methodological Framework: Journalistic Production. INFOCORE WP1 Working Paper. LMU
  • Hoxha, A. and Emini, D. (2014) Bosnia and Herzegovina in Kosovar Perspective: An Agenda for International Cooperation Institute of East-Central EuropeVolume 12, Issue 3, ISSN 1732-1395
  • Paterson, C., Andresen, K., Hoxha, A. (2012) The manufacture of an international news event: The day Kosovo was born. SAGE. Journalism13: 103
  • Hoxha, A. (2012) Russia’s Foreign Policy in Kosovo. http://www.e-ir.info/author/abit-hoxha/
  • Hoxha, A. (2010) Reporting in Kosovo: War and Post-War; Challenges and Responsibilities. VDM.

Scientific publications

  • Sweeney, James; Andresen, Kenneth; Hoxha, Abit (2020). Transitional Justice and Transitional Journalism: Case-Study on Kosovo. International Journal of Transitional Justice. ISSN: 1752-7716. 14 (3). s 483 - 503. doi:10.1093/ijtj/ijaa017.
  • Hoxha, Abit; Andresen, Kenneth (2020). Violence, War, and Gender: Collective Memory and Politics of Remembrance in Kosovo. Europeanisation and Memory Politics in the Western Balkans. Memory Politics and Transitional Justice. ISBN: 978-3-030-54699-1. Palgrave Macmillan. Kapittel 11. s 263 - 283.
  • Gonen, Yonatan; Hoxha, Abit (2018). Interactions between Journalists Located in Different Sides of a Conflict: A Comparative Study of Two Conflict Zones. Journalism Studies. ISSN: 1461-670X. s 2495 - 2512. doi:10.1080/1461670X.2019.1604154.
  • Skjerdal, Terje; Josephi, Beate; Hanusch, Folker; Alonso, Martin Oller; Shapiro, Ivor; Andresen, Kenneth; de Beer, Arnold S.; Hoxha, Abit; Moreira, Sonia Virgínia; Rafter, Kevin; Splendore, Sergio; Tandoc, Edson C. (2019). Profiles of journalists: Demographic and employment patterns. Worlds of Journalism. Journalistic Cultures Around the Globe. ISBN: 9780231186438. Columbia University Press. Kapittel 4. s 67 - 102.
  • Andresen, Kenneth; Hoxha, Abit (2019). The Development of Roles in Kosovo: From Fixers to Journalists. Journalism Studies. ISSN: 1461-670X. 20 (12). s 1732 - 1746. doi:10.1080/1461670X.2019.1639539.
  • Andresen, Kenneth; Hoxha, Abit (2019). Preliminary results from Kosovo in the Horizon2020 Project RePAST.
  • Andresen, Kenneth; Hoxha, Abit (2019). Challenges to freedom of expression and safety of journalists, implementation of rule of law in ending impunity for crimes against journalists & Gender equality in media.
  • Andresen, Kenneth; Hoxha, Abit (2019). Politics of Memory in Post-War Kosovo: Restarting collective memory..
  • Andresen, Kenneth; Hoxha, Abit (2019). Divided societies and divided past.How journalists deal with the past in Kosovo.

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