Vienna, 19 October 2015 – The South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO) is alarmed by a rise in oppression and censorship of journalists in Montenegro.
On 17 October, Drazen Zivkovic from the daily Dan, and Gojko Raicevic from the news portal IN4s were arrested and detained while covering public protests in Podgorica. Raicevic, who is also the editor of IN4S, was released shortly after his detention, while Zivkovic was held in police custody for several hours.
On 18 October, an undisclosed perpetrator threw stones at the building of TV Pink M, causing material damage as well as injuries to Editor Ivana Drobnjak. Drobnjak received medical help after the attack, and the police arrested a suspect in the case.
SEEMO is a network of editors, media executives and leading journalists in South East and Central 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.