Publication Date: March 2015
Publisher: Freedom House

The report considers three main dimensions affecting freedom of the press in the country, namely the legal, political and economic environment.

Media freedom in Montenegro is seriously affected by recurrent physical attacks against journalists and persistent impunity also in 2014.

Defamation is decriminalized by as a civil offence, is very often adopted against journalists: several reports from the newspapers Vijesti, Dan and Monitor have been accused of insulting the prime minister Milo Đukanović. Investigations about this cases are often inadequate.

Access to public information is guaranteed since 2005 but poorly respected, especially when requests relate to corruption cases.

Tags: Montenegro Media ownership

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