The South East Europe Media Organisation was alarmed by an attack on a journalist in Montenegro in July.
The company car of Rade Vojvodic, general director of the public broadcaster Radio Televizija Crne Gore (RTCG), was damaged by unknown perpetrators. A check of the vehicle found that the damage could have caused an accident, and is a clear attempt to kill Vojvodic. The case has been reported to the police and the state prosecutor.
“This is a serious attack and we are asking the officials in Montenegro to investigate the case and report as soon as possible about the results of the investigation. We have had many cases of attacks on journalists, including killing of a journalist during recent years in Montenegro. In many cases, the persons responsible for these attacks have not been identified or arrested”, Oliver Vujovic, SEEMO Secretary General said. “This is a new case, we are really concerned about the response of authorities and the developments in this country”, Vujovic added.
SEEMO is a network of editors, media executives and leading journalists in South East Europe. SEEMO’s press freedom work is supported by the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF) project, as part of a grant by the European Commission.