The latest in the series of attacks on the media in Montenegro is a result of inefficient work of the State Prosecutor’s Office and the Police Administration in resolving previous attacks on investigative journalism and the free press. Furthermore, the current climate, in which it is common for those who violently deal with opponents and critics of the government to go unpunished by the state authorities, contributes to this issue.
Institute Alternative most severely condemns the attack on the journalist of the daily newspaper “Dan”. We urge authorities to finally show willingness in resolving these attacks, repeatedly only declaratively demonstrated to officials of the European Union. Freedom of the press represents the foundation of democratic societies and democracy cannot be developed in the atmosphere of intimidation, violence and brutal attacks.
President of the Managing Board