Arrest, Drazen Zivkovic i Gojko Raicevic, Podgorica, 13.01.2020.

13 January 2020 journalists Drazen Zivkovic and Gojko Raicevic were detained because they published the explosion at the official state-owned residential villa Gorica in Podgorica. Police later denied this, stating that there was no explosion, but some failure in the wiring. Montenegrin police and the prosecution claim that Raicevic and Zivkovic, who were released after the hearing, caused panic and disorder with that article. The portals on which they are editors (In4S and Borba) immediately conveyed the police denial of the controversial news.

Contry MN
Name and Surname Drazen Zivkovic and Gojko Raicevic
Gender Male
Date 13/01/2020
City / Location
Type of incident Actual attacks on journalists
Type of media online
Media name Portals In4S and Borba
Source Media
Public prosecutor According to the qualifications of the Basic State Prosecutor’s Office, Zivkovic and Raicevic was suspected of committing the crime of panic and disorder evocation
Legal closure Ongoing (or case not closed)
Was journalist`s association informed Yes
What was journalists' association reaction SMCG was appeal to competent authorities, especially the police and the prosecution, to pay attention to the way they treat journalists and news crews. SMCG was inform international organizations about this case.
Were authorities informed? Case was initiated ex officio by the Prosecutor’s Office