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1 May 2012 | Montenegro

Journalist sentenced to jail for libel

In July 2011, a few months after Petar Komnenic's original conviction, the government passed a law decriminalizing libel and making it a matter of civil litigation.
8 March 2012 | Montenegro

IPI condemns physical attack on journalist Olivera Lakic

This was not the first time that Lakic had been threatened. In February 2011, she reported on illegal labelling of tobacco products. Both she and her family received threats. Two men are currently on trial for threatening her.
29 August 2011 | Montenegro

Daily "Vijesti" attacked yet again

Despite the condemnation of prior attacks, the authorities have not created a setting in which the daily's journalists can work free from pressure, says IPI.
25 July 2011 | Montenegro

IPI condemns recurring attacks on daily "Vijesti"

"The recurrent attacks on 'Vijesti' lead us to believe that this daily is a deliberate target," says IPI affiliate SEEMO.
18 July 2011 | Montenegro

IPI condemns latest attack on daily "Vijesti"

"Vijesti" was the target of yet another attack as two of the daily's cars were torched when they were parked across from the National Security Agency's offices.
13 July 2011 | Montenegro

IPI welcomes decriminalisation of defamation

The decision marks a great advancement for free expression in the country, which is now one of the few in Europe where defamation is not a criminal offence.
29 September 2010 | Montenegro

Vijesti Publishing Group journalists receive threatening letters

Zeljko Ivanovic, Slavoljub Scekic, Balsa Brkovic, Ljubisa Mitrovic and Milan Popovic received letters by post containing threats such as "It is over, you are next", according to IPI.
16 September 2009 | Montenegro

ARTICLE 19 provides analysis of draft Law on Electronic Media

The draft Law has a number of positive features, but ARTICLE 19 also highlights some shortcomings.
10 August 2009 | Montenegro

Two journalists assaulted, threatened by mayor

IPI is alarmed over an assault on two journalists from the independent Montenegrin daily "Vijesti" by the mayor of Podgorica and his son.
22 December 2008 | Montenegro

ARTICLE 19 urges parliament to adopt draft law on public service broadcasting

(ARTICLE 19/IFEX) - The following is an ARTICLE 19 press release:
6 October 2008 | Montenegro

IPI and SEEMO concerned over proposed amendments to Public Service Broadcasting Law

(IPI/IFEX) - The following is a press release by the South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO), an IPI affiliate:
1 October 2008 | Montenegro

Police prevent reporters from photographing demonstration, confiscate cameras and other equipment

(IPI/IFEX) - The following is a press release by the South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO), an IPI affiliate:
9 September 2008 | Montenegro

ARTICLE 19 comments on draft amendments to public broadcasting law

(ARTICLE 19/IFEX) - The following is an 8 September 2008 ARTICLE 19 press release:
11 July 2008 | Macedonia

Montenegrin photojournalist detained, threatened by police; media independence threatened by Macedonian PM's comments

(IPI/IFEX) - The following is a press release by the South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO), an IPI affiliate:
2 July 2008 | Montenegro

ARTICLE 19 concerned over lack of independence of proposed telecommunications regulator

(ARTICLE 19/IFEX) - The following is a 27 June 2008 ARTICLE 19 press release:
30 May 2008 | Croatia

Albanian, Croatian journalists threatened, violently assaulted; Montenegrin publisher, newspaper lose one exorbitant lawsuit, hit by another

(IPI/IFEX) - The following is a press release by the South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO), an IPI affiliate:
28 May 2008 | Montenegro

Critical journalist assaulted, injured in his home

(ANEM/IFEX) - The following is an ANEM press release:
20 December 2007 | Montenegro

Defendants prevented from testifying at preliminary hearing on lawsuit which may bankrupt newspaper; editor wrongly sued

(IPI/IFEX) - The following is a 19 December 2007 press release by the South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO), an IPI affiliate:
19 December 2007 | Montenegro

Former president files 1 million euro lawsuit against newspaper director, editor and publisher over critical comments

(WAN/IFEX) - The following is a WAN letter to former Montenegro president and prime minister Milo Djukanovic:


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