MONTENEGRO: Olivera Lakic injured

MONTENEGRO, 09/05/2018

ECPMF and SEEMO strongly condemn the attack on Vjiesti investigative journalist Olivera Lakic (Olivera Lakić) in Montenegro. This is the second attack in just over a month.

"There is a history of physical assaults on journalists in Montenegro, and this fact is unaccaptable. Impunity must stop, now," says Lutz Kinkel, Managing Director of the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF). "We demand of the Montenegrin administration a swift and thorough investigation of the assault on journalist Olivera Lakić. And we demand the same treatment of all the other attacks that are so far unresolved and unpunished."

Johannes Hahn, EU Commissioner,  European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations visiting daily Vijesti after the attack on Olivera Lakic, May 2018


Johannes Hahn, EU Commissioner,  European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations visiting daily Vijesti after the attack on Olivera Lakic, May 2018


Johannes Hahn, EU Commissioner,  European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations visiting daily Vijesti after the attack on Olivera Lakic, May 2018

Olivera Lakić, who works for Montenegrin newspaper Vijesti, was shot and injured in the leg outside her home in the capital Podgorica. She was taken to hospital and her injury is not life-threatening. This is the second attack in just over a month. On 1 April, 2018, TV Vijesti journalist Sead Sakinović found a car being bombed just outside his house. He was not injured.

The OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Harlem Désir and  Directorof the Office of the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Frane Maroevic visiting Olivera Lakic in hospital in Podgorica after the attack

The OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Harlem Désir and  Director of the Office of the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Frane Maroevic visiting Olivera Lakic in hospital in Podgorica after the attack

"This is not the first attack on Olivera Lakić and it’s one of many attacks on Vijesti staff members since the paper was founded. I am very alarmed about the developments in Montenegro", says Oliver Vujović, Secretary General of the South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO), which protects press freedom by helping journalists and media outlets in South East Europe. "Olivera is not only a great investigative journalist, she is also a friend of SEEMO, and I wish her all the best. After all that’s happened in Montenegro SEEMO will monitor all developments strongly and also organise an official visit to the country”, he added.

A wave of bombings and killings - believed to be connected to drug deals and some other criminal activities - has swept across Montenegro in recent weeks and years.

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REAKCIJA ECPMF I SEEMO

9.5.2018 22:06

Mora se prestati sa nekažnjivošću napada na novinare

"SEEMO će motriti na buduća dešavanja i organizovati posjetu Crnoj Gori, naveo je Vujović

Mora se prestati sa nekažnjivošću napada na novinare Mjesto napada na Lakić

Evropski centar za slobodu štampe i medija (ECPMF) i Medijska organizacija jugoistočne Evrope (SEEMO) oštro su osudili napad na istraživačku novinarku "Vijesti" Oliveru Lakić.

"Postoji istorija fizičkih napada na novinare u Crnoj Gori i ta činjenica je neprihvatljive. Mora se prestati sa nekažnjivošću", kazao je Luc Kinkel, direktor ECPMF-a.

"Zahtijevamo od crnogorske administracije brzu i temeljnu istragu napada na novinarku Oliveru Lakić. Tražimo isti tretman i za ostale napade koji su do sada neriješeni ili nekažnjeni."

Podsjećaju da je ovo drugi napad na novinare u Crnoj Gori. 1. aprila je novinaru TV Vijesti Seadu Sadikoviću postavljena eksplozivna naprava pod automobil koji se nalazio ispred njegove kuće. Novinar nije porvijeđen.

"Ovo nije prvi napad na Oliveru Lakić i samo je jedan od mnogih na zaposlene u Vijestima. Veoma sam uznemiren zbog dešavanja u Crnoj Gori", kazao je Oliver Vujović, generalni sekretar SEEMO.

"Olivera nije samo sjajna istraživačka novinarka, ona je i prijatelj SEEMO, i želim joj sve najbolje. SEEMO će motriti na buduća dešavanja i organizovati posjetu Crnoj Gori", naveo je Vujović.

Novinarka “Vijesti” Olivera Lakić ranjena je sinoć oko 21 sat ispred zgrade u kojoj živi, na bulevaru Svetog Petra Cetinjskog u Podgorici.

Lakićevu je, na istom mjestu na kom je pretučena prije šest godina, sačekao muškarac koji joj je pucao u nogu.

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