Montenegro: a revenge of the State against journalist Tufik Softić?


The Agency for preventing corruption started a case against journalist Tufik Softić based on anonymous tip. It happened just some days before a verdict was to be brought in a case where Softić sued the state for not having protected him after he was assaulted in 2007.

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Montenegro: journalist Tufik Softić compensated by the state


For the first time ever, a Montenegrin citizen was compensated by the State for an ineffective investigation. Journalist Tufik Softić was awarded 7.000 euros after the Constitutional Court decided that his right to life was harmed by not finding the perpetrators that attacked him in 2007.

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Montenegro: discussing media literacy


To be active in contemporary society means that you are under media influence, so one has to learn how to read through media messages, understand contemporary media vocabulary, see the difference between an information and a sensation. Media workers, teaching professors and other professionals in Montenegro are discussing what are the professional and ethical standards challenges, wondering if an information is an act of creation. In one word: media literacy.

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Montenegro: a strong self-regulation is the best way for protecting media freedom


The best tool for keeping media free is a strong and coherent self-regulation. This is the message sent to the country from EU experts. No code of ethics can be implemented if there are no sovereign and empowered self-regulating bodies.

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No fines, state is silent even when it is about 48 euros


Montenegrin Law on free access to information is adopted seven years ago, but experiences from journalists and NGOs are showing that it is still very hard to obtain data that is of public interest.

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Media in Serbia, someone says no


Media lynchings, physical assaults, threats. This is what investigative journalists face in Vučić's Serbia. An interview with Branko Čečen, director of the Center for Investigative Journalism of Serbia (CINS)

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Kusovac: Djukanovic has no influence on judicial power


Srđan Kusovac, councelor of Milo Đukanović, claims that the detention of journalist Martinovic was extended in accordance with the legal reasons. Kusovac also denied that any form of influence had been exerted by Đukanović himslef upon the adoption of this decision.

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HRW: Martinovic under suspicious circumstances in custody


Journalist Jovo Martinovic was arrested in October last year on suspicion that he took part to the activities of criminal groups dealing with drug trafficking. Human Rights Watch denounces that he has been in pre-trial detention for 11 months now and that the date of his hearing has not been defined yet.

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Media monitoring in the election campaign: less sensationalist titles


Initial analysis conducted by the Civic Alliance in the frame of the monitoring of the election campaign ahead of parliamentary elections in 2016 shows that 20% of the articles include veiled endorsements for specific political forces, with the newspapers Pobjeda and Dnevne Novine leading this trend.

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Complaints about Djukanovic double standards


Referring to changes of media laws, OSCE representative for media freedom Dunja Mijatovic sent a letter to Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic in which, among other things, she warns that the imposition of any general programming quotas represents a limitation of media freedom and of editorial policy.

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