Attack on media outlets, Montenegro PBS vehicle stoned, Podgorica, 30.08.2020.

During the election results celebration in Podgorica, a vehicle belonging to RTCG (Montenegrin Public Broadcasting Service)  was hit by a stone and damaged. Luckily, no one was hurt.

On Sunday, August 30th, a large crowd gathered in Podgorica to show support to opposition parties after receiving preliminary results of the Montenegro parliamentary elections. The vehicle, clearly marked with the RTCG logo, was heading back to headquarters when it was stoned. Based on the RTCG report, the driver who was alone in the car was not harmed.   

The Security Center Podgorica informed Trade Union of Media of Montenegro that they are taking measures to identify the perpetrators. They stated that there were cameras on the lighting poles, however, it was determined that they were not in function.

Contry MN
Gender Group
Date 30/08/2020
City / Location Podgorica, Montenegro
Type of incident Attacks on media outlets and organizations
By whom To journalists by citizens
Type of media Radio and television
Media name Radio television of Montenegro
Was journalist`s association informed Yes
What was journalists' association reaction Both SMCG and SafeJournalists condemned the attack.
Were authorities informed? Case was reported to the police