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EU should scrutinize Montenegro--Wild West for the press

Vijesti Editor-in-Chief Mihailo Jovovic looks through a window damaged in a bomb blast at the newspaper's offices in Podgorica on December 27, 2013. (Reuters/Stevo Vasiljevic)

Nestled between Croatia's Dalmatian coast and Albania, the small state of Montenegro (14,000 square kilometers, 630,000 inhabitants) evokes images of sandy beaches, pristine lakes, and gorgeous mountains. The wild beauty advertised by its savvy tourist board, however, looks more like the Wild West for the Montenegrin press. In the past weeks a number of violent attacks against critical journalists have rocked the country. 

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Journalists attacked, bombed in Montenegro

An explosive device detonated outside the office of Mihailo Jovović, chief editor of Vijesti (News), in the capital, Podgorica, regional and international press reported. No one was injured in the attack, but the explosion shattered the newsroom windows and damaged the building.

January 10, 2014 12:14 PM ET

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Bomb explodes outside journalist's house in Montenegro

An explosive device detonated outside the Berane home of Tufik Softic on the night of August 11, 2013, according to news reports.

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