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Montenegro authorities should not contest journalist Jovo Martinović’s appeal

September 9, 2019 11:22 AM ET

Berlin, September 9, 2019 -- A court in the Montenegrin capital, Podgorica, on September 12 will begin hearing investigative reporter Jovo Martinović’s appeal of his January conviction on charges of drug trafficking and criminal association, for which he was sentenced for 18 months in prison, according to a statement...

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Montenegro jails investigative journalist who reports on organized crime

January 15, 2019 1:43 PM ET

New York, January 15, 2019--A Montenegro court today convicted investigative journalist Jovo Martinović of drug trafficking and being a member of a criminal group, and sentenced him to 18 months in prison, regional media reported. The Committee to Protect Journalists condemned the sentence and called on authorities to not...

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Investigative journalist shot, injured in Montenegro

May 9, 2018 10:57 AM ET

Berlin, May 9, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Montenegrin authorities to guarantee the safety of Olivera Lakić, an investigative journalist with the local daily Vijesti, who was shot outside her apartment building in the capital Podgorica yesterday evening, the regional news website Balkan Insight reported....

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In Montenegro, car bomb explodes outside journalist's home

April 4, 2018 1:34 PM ET

Brussels, April 3, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Montenegrin authorities to ensure the safety of prominent investigative journalist Saed Sadikovic after a car bomb exploded outside his home in the northern town of Bijelo Polje on April 1....

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Montenegrin journalist threatened

September 13, 2017 4:05 PM ET

New York, September 13, 2017--The Committee to Protect Journalists called on Montenegrin authorities to ensure the safety of Vladimir Otasevic, a reporter with the national opposition daily newspaper Dan (Day)....

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Journalist Jovo Martinović released in Montenegro pending trial

January 5, 2017 12:03 PM ET

New York, January 5, 2017--A Montenegro court last night released independent journalist Jovo Martinović, pending the outcome of his trial, the journalist told the Committee to Protect Journalists today. The court ordered Martinović, who spent more than 14 months in prison on charges of drug smuggling, to check in...

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Turkey's crackdown propels number of journalists in jail worldwide to record high

December 13, 2016 12:00 AM ET

At least 81 journalists are imprisoned in Turkey, all of them facing anti-state charges, in the wake of an unprecedented crackdown that has included the shuttering of more than 100 news outlets. The 259 journalists in jail worldwide is the highest number recorded since 1990. A CPJ special report by...

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CPJ joins call for Montenegro to free imprisoned journalist Jovo Martinović

September 19, 2016 11:51 AM ET

The Committee to Protect Journalists, along with the Human Rights Watch and Reporters Without Borders, today wrote a joint letter to Montenegrin Prime Minister Milo Đukanović protesting the 11-month pretrial detention of freelance journalist Jovo Martinović, who has been accused of participating in a drug trafficking ring--an accusation he...

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CPJ writes to Montenegrin Prime Minister Milo Đukanović on behalf of detained journalist

April 19, 2016 12:40 PM ET

The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Milo Đukanović, prime minister of Montenegro, to instruct authorities to charge or release detained journalist Jovo Martinović.

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EU should scrutinize Montenegro--Wild West for the press

February 10, 2014 1:14 PM ET

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...

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