Montenegro / Europe & Central Asia

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Journalists attacked in Montenegro since 1992

  

N1 TV crew attacked and harassed at Montenegro protest

Berlin, September 9, 2021 – Montenegro authorities should swiftly and thoroughly investigate the recent attack on a crew for the privately owned broadcaster N1 TV, and ensure that journalists can cover protests safely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On September 5, a group of protesters in Cetinje, west of Podgorica, the capital, harassed…

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Bosnia and Herzegovina columnist Dragan Bursać and Montenegro journalist Darko Šuković receive death threats

Berlin, June 4, 2021 — Authorities in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro should swiftly and thoroughly investigate threats made to journalists Dragan Bursać and Darko Šuković and ensure their safety, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On May 26, a Facebook user named “Marko Aprcovic” sent death threats to Bursać, a Bosnia-based columnist for…

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Montenegro court rejects journalist Jovo Martinović’s appeal

New York, March 31, 2021 – Montenegro authorities should not contest journalist Jovo Martinović’s request to have his case reviewed by the Supreme Court and prosecutor general, and should allow him to work freely and without legal harassment, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On March 28, the Court of Appeals in the capital,…

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Investigative journalist Jovo Martinović is appealing an 18-month prison sentence in Montenegro. (Family handout)

CPJ condemns Montenegro High Court conviction of investigative journalist Jovo Martinović

New York, October 8, 2020–Montenegro’s High Court in the capital, Podgorica, today found investigative journalist Jovo Martinović guilty in a retrial and sentenced him to one year in prison for drug trafficking, according to news reports; the court acquitted him of charges of criminal organization. Martinović, an investigative freelance journalist who covers organized crime, already…

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Verdict due in Montenegro retrial of journalist Jovo Martinović

Berlin, September 21, 2020 — Montenegro authorities should drop all criminal charges against journalist Jovo Martinović, and ensure that the press can work freely without fear of retaliation, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On September 15, the High Court of Podgorica concluded the retrial of Martinović, an investigative freelance journalist who covers organized…

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Montenegro police officers are seen Podgorica, the capital, on May 9, 2019. Police recently arrested two journalists for alleged criminal incitement. (AFP/Savo Prelevic)

Montenegro reporters Živković and Raičević charged with criminal incitement

Berlin, January 13, 2020 — Montenegrin authorities should immediately drop charges against Dražen Živković and Gojko Raičević and cease pursuing criminal cases against journalists, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Journalists and law enforcement are seen in Podgorica, Montenegro, on May 9, 2019. Montenegro authorities recently arrested journalist Anđela Đikanović and charged her with incitement. (AFP/Savo Prelevic)

Montenegro journalist Anđela Đikanović charged with incitement over retracted report

Berlin, January 6, 2020 — Montenegrin authorities should immediately release journalist Anđela Đikanović and drop all charges against her, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Investigative journalist Jovo Martinović is appealing an 18-month prison sentence in Montenegro. (Family handout)

Montenegro authorities should not contest journalist Jovo Martinović’s appeal

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 by a group of press freedom…

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Investigative journalist Jovo Martinović is appealing an 18-month prison sentence in Montenegro. (Family handout)

Montenegro jails investigative journalist who reports on organized crime

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 contest the journalist’s appeal.

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The daily Vijesti with a picture of attacked Montenegrin investigative reporter Olivera Lakic on May 9, 2018. (Reuters/Stevo Vasiljevic)

Investigative journalist shot, injured in Montenegro

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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