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IPI condemns arrest of journalist covering protest in Montenegro

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, today condemned the detention of Montenegrin journalist Veliša Kadić and called on authorities to ensure media workers can cover protests freely and securely.  Kadić, a correspondent for the Serbian media company Večernje Novosti, was detained while covering […]

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Attacks on journalists challenge press freedom in Montenegro

In May 2018, Olivera Lakic, a journalist covering organized crime and corruption for Vijesti newspaper, was shot in the leg in a targeted attack in Podgorica, Montenegro’s capital. She survived the attempt on her life. Far from an isolated incident, however, this was one of many times that the journalist had faced serious physical threats […]

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Montenegrin journalist targeted in car bombing

Police in Montenegro say they believe that a car bomb that exploded in front of the home of Montenegrin journalist Sead Sadiković on April 1 was a targeted threat. Sadiković, a journalist known for a critical weekly show on TV Vijesti and for his reporting on corruption and organized crime in Montenegro, escaped the explosion […]

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Study: criminal defamation unduly limits media freedom

Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatović today released a comparative study “Defamation and Insult Laws in the OSCE Region” finding that criminal law remains an instrument to excessively limit media freedom. Commissioned by the representative and conducted by International Press Institute (IPI) Director of Press […]

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